THE GREATER TORONTO COMMUNITY HAS SOUGHT TO RELOCATE THEIR EXISTING MIKVAH TO THE NEW JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES A SINGLE IMMERSION POOL ALONG WITH ONE CHANGING ROOM AND A SINGLE BATH/TOILET ROOM. IN ADDITION, A BEIT DIN ROOM WILL CONNECT TO THE MIKVAH POOL ALONG WITH A GATHERING/WAITING ROOM WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE CHANGING AREA. CLOTHES CLOSETS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS AS WELL AS A LINEN/UTILITY STORAGE.

THE SMALL, TILED POOL WILL BE FILLED WITH WATER TO SHOULDER HEIGHT. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL VESSEL CALLED THE BOR THAT HOLDS "LIVING WATER". THROUGH A CONDUIT, THIS WATER "KISSES" THE WATER IN THE IMMERSION POOL.

THE SPACES ARE DESIGNED WITH TILES EVOKING BASIC EARTH TONES, COUPLED WITH WATER AND INTRIGUING LIGHTING, GIVE THE BATH A SENSE OF HISTORIC CONNECTION WHILE PACKAGED IN A CONTEMPORARY TRANQUIL DESIGN.

THE RITUAL OF IMMERSION IN ITS RESURGENCE IS A POWERFUL TOOL IN THE MODERN SEARCH FOR SPIRITUALITY AND MEANING.

THE GOAL FOR PROJECT COMPLETION IS SPRING OF 2022.

TORONTO COMMUNITY MIKVAH                              *IN PROGRESS*