ERA Architects

Concrete Toronto Music

Toronto indie and contemporary musicians get brutalist on iconic city buildings

Sunday June 1

2-5pm

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Rd

*Free with admission to OSC

Or purchase tickets: $20 regular/15$ member INCLUDING SCHOOL BUS RIDE from Music Gallery
(meet at 12:45pm)

Advance tickets available at: http://www.ticketweb.ca

More info: http://www.musicgallery.org

Presented by the Music Gallery as part of the soundaXis festival

TORONTO the GOOD

TORONTO THE GOOD: MAY 27th

WHEN: Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 starting at 7pm
WHERE: Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District
HOW MUCH: $10 gets you into the site, plus food • CASH BAR
DJs: Track Meet
ATTIRE: dress to impress, but not enforced

RSVP: email rsvp@torontothegood.org

WEB: http://www.torontothegood.org

Dear Torontonians,

The Festival of Architecture and Design is here again, and the folks at ERA Architects, Spacing Magazine, Toronto Society of Architects, Heritage Toronto, Wireless Toronto, and [murmur] have come together to throw the fourth annual Toronto the Good party to celebrate our city.

This year, Toronto The Good wants attendees to explore an idea: planners, architects, developers, and interested residents from around the world are using a new tool – the urban centre – to educate the public and debate local development issues. Cities such as London, Amsterdam, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco have a place for the masses to come and learn about how their metropolis has grown and where it is headed.

Does Toronto need a similar centre? If so, what should it do and where should it be located? At the event, we want you to talk to your friends and colleagues, and even strangers, about your thoughts on this topic.

The party’s programme includes the now traditional stickering of the Big Map of Toronto, the results of TSA’s annual poster design competition, the last of Ballenford Books’ Toronto postcard series, a public text message display created by Wireless Toronto’s offshoot Toronto Media Lab, background but danceable music by the DJ trio Track Meet, and other charming activities. Come out May 27th to have a drink with people who care about your city.

Harbourfront Reading Series

International Readings at Harbourfront Centre with Mark Kingwell, Michael McClelland, Graeme Stewart

Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30pm in the Brigantine Room

Part of the 4th annual Festival of Architecture and Design (fAd), this reading, talk and slide-show presentation features Mark Kingwell, Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart. All three authors then take part in a round-table discussion on the subject of Sacred Space, moderated by Lisa Rapoport.

TCA Award

The Toronto Construction Association awarded Vanbot’s Construction Corporation the 2007 “Best of the Best” award for Project Achievement in the completion of Renaissance ROM.

As part of the project team, ERA Architects received a Certificate of Excellence from the Toronto Construction Association for contributions to the project.

2008 Nomination for the OAA Landmark Award

“It has been my attempt here to create an architecture that rises beyond its economic function and its structural necessity and creates space that people enjoy, yet has resolved all of the issues of content” – Eb Zeidler, about the Toronto Eaton Centre in Canadian Architect, November, 1979.

Nominated by ERA Architects Inc., the Toronto Eaton Centre by Zeidler Partnership Architects & Bregman + Hamann Architects for the 2008 OAA Landmark Award.

Revue Theatre Public Forum Announcement

On Saturday, March 22nd at 10:30 am, ERA Architects Inc. will participate in a public forum to discuss restoration and design opportunities for the Revue Theatre. All are welcome to partake in this discussion, which will be held inside the theatre.

The Revue Theatre is located at 400 Roncesvalles Avenue in Toronto, Ontario.

Building Toronto: Archives and Architects Lecture Series

February 27, 2008
Thursday March 6
7pm – 9pm

City of Toronto Archives
255 Spadina Road


Stephen Otto and Michael McClelland

The Importance of Archives

Historian Stephen Otto will address the challenges that archives face while trying to stay ahead of the collecting curve with respect to architectural records, and will suggest some strategies for acquiring the best of the best. Michael McClelland of ERA Architects will explore how academic and popular interest in building types and materials changes over time, and how important it is for archives to support primary research in these new and different areas.

* Admission to the series is free, but pre-registration is required for the lecture. Please contact Paul Sharkey at psharke@toronto.ca
for tickets or information.

299 Queen St. W

In December of 2007 ERA completed the terracotta restoration of 299 Queen Street West, the home of Canada’s MuchMusic.
Undertaken in four phases over five years, the project included new structural steel work, repair of the terracotta tiles, and the installation of new precast elements.

Cambridge City Hall

ERA is pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the exterior restoration work at Cambridge City Hall has been completed. We had the pleasure of restoring the tower and the slate roof. The highlights of the restoration work were the installation of the missing original concealed gutter on the main roof, the reintroduction of the two toned slate shingles on the upper tower roof and the refreshing of the four clock faces.

Thank you to Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc., Clifford Restoration Ltd., Heather and Little Ltd. and Centrum Renovation and Repair Inc. for a job well done.