St. Leslieville (formerly known as the St. Clements Anglican Church) was built in 1913. V+A’s renovation respects the heritage of the church by maintaining the existing exterior walls, while housing fourteen dwellings, ranging in size from an 804 to 1980 square feet. These units range from one bedroom to three bedrooms in their layouts.
The church will be restored to modern standards of the Ontario Building Code, yet will also maintain its Heritage Building designation.
High efficiency heating, cooling and windows as well as modern insulation is utilized to provide multiple energy saving features. Natural light is also harnessed so the building will not contribute wastefully to the environment. Every effort was made to not contribute to landfill by salvaging existing features of the building, making the reuse of this property overall, a sound sustainable building project.
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