This project involved design and technical leadership to create 27 new apartments from a badly deteriorated building. This alteration realizes the full potential of marrying excellence in architectural design with community needs within a strict budget. Sustainable design solutions were applied to resolve deteriorating building conditions and for upgrades to meet
Careful planning allowed for the insertion of an elevator and creation of a lobby, where neither had previously existed. The building shell had historical value and contained a valuable material resource; consequently, the entire shell of the building was retained, while floors and roof were replaced. Photo-voltaic panels over part of the roof also shade the tenants’ new amenity space and laundry overlooking a new green roof.
This was an as-of-right project which required no planning approvals. Community and tenant consultation was undertaken at the design stages of this project. The project received a Toronto Heritage Conservation Award.