‘This is our church’: Why Indigenous fire-keepers want to spread their sacred flame across Toronto

A tipi in a park.

A group of seven fire-keepers in Mount Dennis supports vulnerable members of the city’s Indigenous communities, amid the development of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.

Since the dark, frigid days of late January, a sacred fire has brought warmth to the Mount Dennis community.

A local effort to protect the trees that Metrolinx plans to remove for development work has evolved into something more — namely, a gathering place for members of a fragile community to mourn, pray and heal.

Read our full original story by Camilla Faragalli here.

Aloysius Wong

Aloysius Wong