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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

...turn guided the design development process. ERA’s scope of services continued through to the provision of Construction Documents, and in partnership with the City of Mississauga’s Park Development, overseeing construction contract progress, quality and conformance to the vision of the community and approved plans. Visit Evergreen’s Complete Communities exhibit for the full video. Thanks to the group of youth leaders,...

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

St. Hilda’s Towers is a not-for-profit senior care community located in the Dufferin and Eglinton neighbourhood, providing more than three hundred units of affordable housing. Since 2017, ERA has worked with St. Hilda’s Towers and the City of Toronto to scope and implement a long-term stewardship plan, beginning with renewing the towers to be more healthy, low-energy, accessible and resilient...

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

...booths with wood paneling and tinted windows cover the grand stairs. A similar booth on the right covers the east wall. Carpet covers the floor. The ‘General Waiting Room,’ 2019. The staircase is restored and two committee rooms occupy each side of the space covered with perforated bronze panels representing east and west sceneries. The raised floor has been removed...

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

Conference in Charleston

by ERA Architects

Recently Andrew Pruss and Jan Kubanek traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to attend the Association for Preservation Technology International Conference, 2012. Jan Kubanek presented on Sharon Temple, a fascinating project ERA has had the opportunity to work on for several years. Jan’s presentation focused on the importance of working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team. In this project, ERA was able...

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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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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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News & Events

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

by Kurt Kraler

...outrage and questions about how quickly the city was changing before our very eyes. It started in 2008, with the removal of the infamous neon rotating vinyl discs that had marked the entrance to the flagship Sam the Record Man store on Yonge Street for almost 40 years. Then again, in 2017, the glittering and ginormous Honest Ed’s marquee was...

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Heritage Toronto 2017 Award Nominations and Great Architectural Heritage Bus Tour

by ERA Architects

The 2017 Heritage Toronto award nominations are now listed on the organization’s website. ERA is pleased to share that the firm is represented through three projects in the following categories: Public History Award Howard Street House Move Creators: David Dworkind, Filmmaker and Timelapse Devin Lund, Timelapse Producers: Rafi Younger, Lanterra Developments Ltd. Scott Weir, ERA Architects William Greer Architectural Conservation...

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