After much awaited anticipation, Heritage Toronto held its awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. The event was held at the Koerner Hall in Toronto and was hosted by the host of CBC Radio’s Fresh Air, Mary Ito. This year’s Kilbourn Lecturer was Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President and CEO of the Toronto Foundation. The awards ceremony was preceded by a special Mayor’s Reception, where Mayor John Tory spoke about the importance of heritage conservation in architecture.
ERA is proud to be a part of three awarded recipient teams. All three awards were presented under the William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship category, which aims to honour projects that restore or adapt buildings in existence for forty years or more. The jury considers such things as the quality of craftsmanship, appropriateness of materials, and the use of sound conservation principles, as well as how well the project meets current needs while maintaining the integrity of the original design vision.
Award of Excellence: Little Trinity Church Annex, 403 King Street East (LARGE PROJECT)
Commissioned by: Little Trinity Anglican Church
Architectural/Design Firms: DTAH Architects Ltd.; ERA Architects Inc.
Craftsperson/Contractor: Historic Restoration Inc.
Award of Merit: The Munk School of Global Affairs, 315 Bloor Street West (LARGE PROJECT)
Commissioned by: University of Toronto
Architectural/Design Firms: KPMB Architects; ERA Architects Inc.
Award of Excellence: Bronze Entranceway, 21 Dundas Square (SMALL PROJECT)
Commissioned by: HNR Properties Ltd.
Architectural/Design Firm: ERA Architects Inc.