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Canada Life London: Barrier-Free Upgrades to the North Entry Canada Life and GWL Realty Advisors
London, Ontario
Halton Hills Cultural Heritage Strategy Town of Halton Hills
Halton Hills, Ontario
Our Yukon Heritage Reserves: Management Priorities Report Historic Sites Unit, Government of Yukon
Yukon Territory
The Brighthouse Farm The Brighthouse Farm
Wellington, Ontario
GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co. Phil Winters, GoodLot Farm and Brewery
Caledon, Ontario
Yonge and Charles (Shoppers Drug Mart) Loblaws Companies Ltd.
Toronto
The Kwong Centre for Mental Health & Wellness The Kwong Family/Mount Sinai
Toronto

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Ideas & Issues

Accessibility and heritage symbiosis: Q&A with architects Michael McClelland, Daniel Lewis, and Diana Roldan 

by Alessandro Tersigni

As a culmination of National Accessibility Week, ERA’s Alessandro Tersigni sat down with three of the firm’s architects specializing in accessible interventions in the built environment.   ERA principal Michael McClelland and architects Daniel Lewis and Diana Roldan discuss the different and changing meanings of “accessible”, the diversity of paths to achieving it, and the natural...

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Ideas & Issues

Storefronts and urban evolution: Q&A with Shannon Clayton 

by Alessandro Tersigni

This week ERA is exploring the history and design of storefront architecture. To understand the origins, evolution, and future of this iconic feature of commercial buildings, ERA writer-researcher Alessandro Tersigni sat down with Shannon Clayton, the firm’s resident storefront expert.   Shannon has worked on many conservation projects involving the design of new storefronts for commercial...

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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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People

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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