ERA Architects is proud to be part of a team that includes Brook McIlroy, planningAlliance, and Public Work, among others, in the planning and designing the forthcoming Eglinton Crosstown rapid transit corridor. Join us for the first rounds of public consultation February 19th, 26th, and 28th (see www.thecrosstown.ca for workshop details).
The largest transit investment in Toronto in a generation, the Crosstown will bring rapid transit along Eglinton from Scarborough to Etobicoke, and is the first phase of new transit investment throughout the city. ERA is examining Eglinton’s historical growth, its diverse neighbourhoods, its unique urban form, and how the corridor’s heritage can inform future growth and evolution.
For more information or to get involved, please see thecrosstown.ca or toronto.ca/eglinton/.
Recently, ERA Architects sponsored a silent auction and evening of drinks and hors d’oeuvres to raise funds for the continued construction of Oleleshwa Primary School in Kenya. The January 2013 fundraiser garnered over $14,000, making the total raised-to-date over $50,000, not including labour and in-kind donations, which have also been significant.
ERA has begun consultations with the William Coaker Foundation and Port Union, Newfoundland, as part of the Culture of Outports program, and will be leading an exciting on-site project there in June 2013.
Culture of Outports is a series of projects that uses research, design, and planning to engage and help support livable communities undergoing economic and cultural change after the decline of the Northern Cod Fishery. Continue reading…