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Recent Projects

University Commons, University of Alberta University of Alberta
Sturgeon Bay Cottage Private client
Point au Baril, Ontario
Loblaws Groceteria at West Block Wittington Properties / CD Capital
Our London Family Courts City of London
London, Ontario
Grosse Pointe Estate Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Caledon Log Cabin Restoration Stephan Weishaupt
Caledon, Ontario


Ideas & Issues

The Brig: A Reflection on Heritage Week 

by Michael McClelland, principal

This Heritage Week, I’d like to remember the Brigadier, or the Brig, as he was known, for the lessons he taught me.    Brigadier General John McGinnis was a larger-than-life figure. He was among the troops that liberated the Netherlands during the Second World War, and then after retirement he began a second career in the then...

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Publications & Exhibits

One Year of ‘The Signs That Define Toronto’ 

by Kurt Kraler

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the marquee in front of the iconic El Mocambo nightclub announced the momentous occasion; “The Signs That Define Toronto book launch”. Held on the evening of December 1, 2022, the event played host to an enthusiastic crowd of people who gathered to celebrate Toronto signs and...

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50th anniversary oral history of Robarts Library features Michael McClelland   

by Alessandro Tersigni

Spacing recently published an oral history reflecting on the five-decade life of one of Canada’s most recognizable Brutalist buildings: the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library. It features commentary by ERA’s Michael McClelland as well as Carole Moore (University of Toronto Chief Librarian, 1986-2011), Gary McCluskie (Diamond Schmitt), and writer Shawn Micallef. The piece explores Robarts Library’s design antecedents, materiality, and scale—it was the...

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Graeme Stewart on the interdisciplinary brilliance of George Baird

by Graeme Stewart, principal

After the passing of George Baird in October, ERA principal Graeme Stewart reflected in Azure Magazine on his relationship with the architectural theorist and educator and the great value of engaging with architecture and urbanism through an interdisciplinary prism. Baird has been described as a member of what is sometimes referred to as “The Toronto...

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Canadian Architect Award of Excellence awarded to the New Vic transformation project at McGill University

by Alessandro Tersigni

ERA is excited to announce that the New Vic transformation project at McGill University in Montreal was awarded a 2023 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence! As heritage architect on the project, ERA has been working with Diamond Schmitt and Lemay Michaud to restore and adapt the 130-year-old former Royal Victoria Hospital building into a state-of-the-art...

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