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Canadian Pacific Railway Building H&R REIT
Toronto

ERA is collaborating with Partisans and H&R REIT to envision the reinvention of the 1913 heritage-designated Canadian Pacific Railway Building at 69 Yonge Street, part of Toronto’s first skyscraper ensemble at the corner of King and Yonge streets. Designed by the renowned architects Darling & Pearson, the building housed company offices, a topmost telegraphy floor, and a grand ground floor public hall to serve people’s intermodal ticketing needs. Upper floors accommodated income-producing rentable floor space. The resulting 15-storey building significantly...

House in Wychwood Park Private
Toronto

This early 20th century Eden Smith designed residence in Wychwood Park had seen many alterations, additions, and conversion to apartments when the new owners purchased it and asked ERA to consult on an authentic restoration. Sited within the Wychwood Park Heritage Conservation District, but also facing a municipal street (Alcina Ave), both the park and street side needed attention and refurbishment. ERA prepared measured drawings and developed a new internal layout that helped refocus the family spaces of the interior...

University Commons, University of Alberta University of Alberta
Edmonton

In a collaborative effort, ERA Architects and GEC Architecture successfully undertook the large-scale redevelopment of the historic Dentistry Pharmacy Building at the University of Alberta. The project aimed to create new teaching, academic, and administrative spaces while preserving the building’s cherished historic features and enhancing its sustainability and energy efficiency. The Dentistry Pharmacy Building held a prominent place as a landmark on the university’s campus, embodying the institution’s history. The primary objective of the redevelopment was to uphold the building’s...

Sturgeon Bay Cottage Private client
Point au Baril, Ontario

Located on an inlet on the north side of Sturgeon Bay, our client envisioned a multi-family development where many people could come and enjoy summers on the Bay together under one roof. This prompted the design of a six-bedroom cottage. From the outset our goal was to create a great space with lots of accommodation while not looking oversized or out of scale on the Bay. We developed an approach that would focus all of the social space in the...

Loblaws Groceteria at West Block Wittington Properties / CD Capital
Toronto

Opened in 1928 as the office headquarters and warehouse for Loblaws Groceterias Ltd, the building was designed in the Art Moderne style, with brick-and-stone details incorporating repetitive vertical elements, terminating in decorative limestone caps at the parapet, to counteract the long and low building mass. The site was chosen to take advantage of the freight rail tracks running immediately to the north, but with the closing of railway lines and redevelopment beginning to take place all around, the building had...