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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...

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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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Restoration of Spirit of John A. Locomotive Underway

by ERA Architects

Work is now underway on the relocation and restoration of The Spirit of John A locomotive in Kingston’s historic downtown. See the City’s website to follow along with the restoration of this unique landmark on Kingston’s waterfront....

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The Holiday Spirit

by ERA Architects

ERA celebrated the season with an insiders tour of the Distillery District (an active project in the office since 1995), and an obligatory stop at the Mill St Brewery, followed by a wonderful dinner party at the (perfectly historic) Campbell House. Thanks go to curator Liz Driver and planner David Vallee, our gracious hosts; it was a great way to...

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Ridgeway Community Courts Celebrates the Spirit of Collaboration with Award Win

by ERA Architects

Ridgeway Community Courts has recently been recognized by the City of Mississauga as a project that is improving the quality of life for local residents. On May 24th, 2017 ERA Architects was presented with the Community Partnership Award as acknowledgement of the inspirational partnership between the municipality and firm. The project is the realization of a talented group of local...

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Publications & Exhibits

Announcing the Frank Darling Book Project

by David Winterton, senior associate

...collected floor plans and sections and redrawn them to scale for ease of comparison. Plan of CIBC, Montreal, redrawn at 1:200 scale. This is especially helpful for the many small bank branches:  each one unique but some with traceable formal similarities so they can be grouped. Here is a sampling of the temple-fronted bank branches. “Contact sheet” of Darling &...

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1960s Canada: An interview with Vincent Massey Tovell

by ERA Architects

...anything particular. Also, it was not easy to get around in this country; it was expensive to travel. The growth of airlines helped. The growth of television helped enormously. ERA: You worked as a broadcaster at the CBC, communicating to the nation. You had Revell and John Andrews as features on your show Explorations. Some today might be surprised that...

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News & Events

Three New Principals and Expanding Leadership at ERA

by ERA Architects

...of experience, Jan has worked on a large number of projects including the McGill New Vic Project in Montreal, the Senate of Canada in Ottawa (formerly Ottawa’s Union Station), Ilot Bonsecours in Old Montréal and a number of heritage studies for the Société québécoise des infrastructures.   Ya’el is a practice lead at ERA in Toronto who specializes in affordable...

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East Scarborough Storefront – WOOD INVENTORY

by Graeme Stewart

...for use later in the year. Despite the cold, spirits were high, and we got through about half of the wood (and a number of pizza’s). We will be planning a second wood inventory day on an upcoming Saturday in April to finish the job. *by all accounts two and a half year old Junior ERA team member Quinn exceeded...

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Project Updates

Celebrating community-led design with Gordonridge

by ERA Architects

...post-war apartment complex which is home to more than 800 households. Post-war neighbourhoods can sometimes offer disconnected car-centric, sprawling design. By contrast, Gordonridge’s “town square” is its collection of community-led initiatives: over the years, Gordonridge residents have built an apiary, community garden, market garden, and fruit orchard. The multi-sport court is designed to be the hub that connects these spokes,...

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United Way AGM: Graeme Stewart’s Keynote Address

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On Thursday, June 21, ERA’s Graeme Stewart addressed United Way’s AGM as keynote speaker. In 2010, ERA and CUG+R published Tower Neighbourhood Renewal in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which looks at a broad range of historical trends, planning issues, sustainability concerns, social needs, and opportunity for renewal in and around Toronto’s tower block neighbourhoods. In 2011, United Way published Vertical...

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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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