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The Dufferin Park Cob Courtyard

The cob courtyard, by the playground

Toronto Public Health inspectors told us to get proper sinks for food preparation by the wading pool or stop having snacks at the playground food cart. Georgie Donais directed the building of a little courtyard around the sinks, for food service, and to create an outdoor gathering-place. The courtyard walls are built with a sand-clay-straw mix known as "cob" or "monolithic adobe", which is mixed by foot and applied by hand.

See the General Picture Gallery and the Berman Picture Gallery of the construction.

We also have details on the project from the building phase in 2005: The Dufferin Park Courtyard Project, the Design Plans, and advice for participants at the time in "Things You Can Do".

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