Odeyto provides a safe and recognizable home for students at Seneca College. Often, students leave their home communities and travel to unknown landscapes to pursue their education. Odeyto (Anishinaabe for ‘good journey’) reflects and acknowledges this. The addition and renovation was inspired by a canoe pulling up to a dock — stopping to gather knowledge before continuing on life’s journey. The addition is “docked” alongside the contrasting rigid lines of the existing precast concrete building. As the only organic curvilinear building on campus, the “canoe” breaks away from the colonial grid.