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Junction Commons Project

...urbanMetrics have been engaged by the community to conduct a detailed feasibility study of the site. The study will provide a number of analyses to help align project objectives with the diverse needs of the neighbouhood, identify opportunities and constraints set by the architecture itself, and establish organizational and business strategies to fully unlock the value of the site in...

Ridgeway Community Courts

...who pursued funding through the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Foundation (MLSE) and the Rotary Club, a unique partnership was created, with the project driven by ground-up advocacy. Working closely with Ridgeway youth and a number of local stakeholders, the result was a public space that is truly reflective of the community’s vision. For more information check out the following...

100 Spadina Road

The 1969 high rise apartment at 100 Spadina Road contributes to a body of distinctive modernist work by Estonian-born Canadian architect Uno Prii. Intrigued by the dynamic formal possibilities of reinforced concrete, Prii used his dual engineering and architectural training to create graceful, curvalinear forms that maximized their structural potential. Similar to a number of Prii’s apartments in the Annex...

The St. Hilda's tower St. Hilda’s Towers Transformation

...places to live. The renewal and modernization project will include envelope upgrades, systems and distribution upgrades, significant communal space improvements, and the conversion of 20 per cent of units to be barrier-free. This work will be completed with residents in place, requiring the integration of a number of strategies for minimizing disruption. Construction is currently underway. Learn more on the...

Bloor Gladstone Library

...building. Rehabilitating the heritage building to permit barrier-free access and improved interior circulation required a number of sensitive modifications to the original design. The original main floor level was located a half-storey above grade, and a series of later alterations had broken up the interior into several cramped spaces that were underutilized. Two grand reading rooms with fireplaces were also...

Senate of Canada Building

...were in poor condition at project start-up. Investigations and testing of a number of panels were undertaken to determine their strength and typical failure mechanisms. As no appropriate North American plaster conservation precedent existed, experimentation with conservation products from the United Kingdom was undertaken to determine suitability. After multiple mock-ups and tests, a conservation strategy was developed and implemented without...

a symmetrical photo of a fireplace with wooden paneling above and floor to ceiling windows on either side Rosedale Ravine House

Built in 1912, this Arts & Crafts Eden Smith-designed home had seen a number of renovations and alterations over the course of a century. The owners acquired the residence and proposed extensive improvements to the interior. Their goal was to enjoy the benefits of a historical home updated for contemporary living, completely redesigning the full interior and the majority of...

Stories

299 Queen St. W

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In December of 2007 ERA completed the terracotta restoration of 299 Queen Street West, the home of Canada’s MuchMusic. Undertaken in four phases over five years, the project included new structural steel work, repair of the terracotta tiles, and the installation of new precast elements....

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Publications & Exhibits

One Year of ‘The Signs That Define Toronto’ 

by Kurt Kraler

...Chinatown. After the presentation, there was a thoughtful discussion around the role of signage policy in shaping the look and feel of our city streets. Be sure to check out John’s virtual tour of the “Neon Vancouver Ugly Vancouver” exhibition from 2021. Neon Speaks Kurt headed to San Francisco for the Neon Speaks Festival & Symposium in September. The annual...

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New Montreal office

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...with its throngs of screaming adolescents; and, of course, the Quartier des Spectacles, one of Montreal’s hotbeds of cultural life. The new complete address is: 372 St. Catherine St. West, Suite 414 Montreal, Quebec H3B 2W4 …but Jan’s phone numbers and e-mails stay the same: 416-342-1606 514-299.2790 [email protected] [email protected] [May 2022 edit: The ERA office occupies Suite 427; phone 514-667-5225]...

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Hamilton Heritage Inventory

by ERA Architects

...involves the use of historic context statements, which can help to identify historic properties that contribute in significant ways to the unique character and qualities of neighbourhoods and areas. Comprehensive citywide surveys and the use of historic context statements represent an emerging best practice in North America, and are being employed in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, among other...

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People per Hectare _ Installation Documentation

by ERA Architects

...ppl/ha 8116 people in 49 hectares. Holland Park _ London, England 11. 173 ppl/ha 6226 people in 36 hectares. St. Lawrence Neighbourhood _ Toronto, Canada 12. 177 ppl/ha 3191 people in 18 hectares. Java Eiland _ Amsterdam, The Netherlands 13. 238 ppl/ha 4279 people in 18 hectares. North Beach _ San Francisco, USA 14. 265 ppl/ha 5040 people in 19...

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