A space of understanding… the Legacy Space at CIBC

CIBC “Legacy Space” Boardroom

By Dennis Hanagan Special to Turtle Island News TORONTO – Within the towers that make up  Toronto’s  Financial District  a new look has emerged. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce opened a unique boardroom that looks like the inside of a longhouse on an upper floor in its newest downtown tower, CIBC Square. It’s the bank’s way of addressing Truth & Reconciliation Call to Action #92 which directs corporations to ensure Indigenous people have equitable access to jobs and training and to educate corporate management and staff about the history of Indigenous people, including residential schools. The bank calls its new boardroom Legacy Space (LS). Architect firm Brook McIlroy designed it with help from its Indigenous Design Studio. The studio ensures that projects involving Indigenous content are led by Indigenous…

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