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plazaPOPS plazaPOPS
Greater Toronto Area

plazaPOPS is a non-profit organization that facilitates the transformation of parking lots and other under-invested spaces through temporary “pop-up” installations. Designed as free, safe, and accessible gathering places, these pop-up experiences build on and complement the vibrant cultures, communities, and businesses in the surrounding neighbourhood. Largely working along suburban main streets, plazaPOPS partners with local community groups, landowners, and businesses through a collaborative design process to support and celebrate the community connections and vital small businesses that exist in these...

Centretown Heritage Inventory City of Ottawa

Centretown is an urban neighbourhood south of Ottawa’s historic core and Parliament Hill. Its layered urban forms reflect several major eras of Ottawa’s urban development and serve a diverse residential base.  In 2018, ERA was retained by the City of Ottawa to lead the Centretown Heritage Inventory project. This comprehensive inventory, finalized in 2020, documented and classified approximately 3,000 properties in Centretown, providing insights into its built and landscape character and evolution. Serving as the first phase of the City...

Exploratory typo-morphological study of Île-d’Orléans Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec (MCCQ)

Protected since 1935, Île-d’Orléans is one of the 13 declared heritage sites, the highest heritage status given by the Quebec government in recognition of its importance as a cultural landscape, its insular character and 400 years of agricultural activity, and as a place of great symbolic value and identity. Under the revised Cultural Heritage Act, the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Quebec (MCCQ) will replace the existing Conservation Plan with a by-law framework to guide the analysis and authorization...

Bleau residence – Adaptive re-use study Service des grands parcs, du Mont-Royal et des sports, Ville de Montréal

An architectural significant example of 19th-century farmhouses in Montreal, the Bleau residence was erected on the footprint of an older house. It was home to several generations of the Bleau family, who shaped the house and its surroundings to meet their needs over the years. In addition to farming, the family also operated a ferry between Rivière-des-Prairies and Lachenaie. In the early 1960s, the Bleau family left, leaving the City of Montreal to take ownership of the site in the...

Adaptive re-use study for the residential heritage buildings in the Bois-de-la-Roche agricultural Estate Service des grands parcs, du Mont-Royal et des sports, Ville de Montréal

The agricultural estate Bois-de-la-Roche is a site of exceptional heritage value, with parts of its landscape and architectural elements  recognized by municipal, provincial, and federal authorities. When senator and businessman Louis-Jospeh Forget established his estate between 1886 and 1908, the site already had several structures built on it. He added new buildings, some conceptualized by renown architects Edward and William Sutherland Maxell, and acquired the adjacent lots to form a vast agricultural estate. Upon his passing, Louis-Joseph Forget’s descendants continued...