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Alma College Square Patriot Properties
St. Thomas, Ontario
Projet du Nouveau Vic de McGill McGill University
Hudson Valley House Private Owner
Hudson Valley, New York
Waterworks MOD Woodcliffe Developments
8 King Street East Kingsett Capital / BentallGreenOak
Barronsbrae visible atop the rocky crag and nestled among pines.
Barronsbrae Cottage Private Owner
Pointe Au Baril, Ontario


Portrait of William Greer, facing the camera in 3/4 position, his left hand pensively at his chin.

Bill Greer (1925–2023)

by Michael McClelland, principal

I met Bill at what was then the Toronto Historical Board in 1981.  Bill was the Chief Architect and I worked under his direction for seven years.  I’m convinced that architecture is a skill that one learns from mentorship, and I acknowledge that Bill was my mentor.  I’d suggest that Bill’s mentor was Buckminster Fuller,...

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A new look for

by ERA Architects

We’re happy to share the new look for our website Over the years, the range of work we’ve tackled and the expertise we’ve developed has expanded to the point where we felt our web site wasn’t properly reflecting what makes ERA unique. Over the course of the last year, we worked to refresh the...

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The Signs That Define Toronto: A new book from ERA and Spacing 

by Kurt Kraler

We are happy to announce the release of The Signs That Define Toronto. Published and produced with Spacing, ERA partner Philip Evans and architect Kurt Kraler team up with Spacing’s Matthew Blackett and 20 contributors to reveal the history, culture, and stories of the city through its unique signage. The book is packed full of...

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Interior of University College Library from second floor balcony.
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University College: Revitalization and Accessibility 

by ERA Architects

The University College is an architectural gem within the already famously picturesque University of Toronto campus. In a way, it’s the centre of the university, and when you look north up King’s College Road, your view terminates in what ERA’s Max Berg calls a “postcard building” from the 1850s.  It has been home to a...

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Publications & Exhibits

Announcing the Frank Darling Book Project

by David Winterton, senior associate

Disponible en français ci-dessous. Over the past six years I’ve been researching and occasionally lecturing at SSAC conferences on Canadian architect Frank Darling (1850–1923) and his ultimate firm, Darling & Pearson. A clear narrative has evolved that outlines his leadership in developing an official “Edwardian” architecture in Toronto and beyond, the firm’s tremendous output of...

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