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Former Royal Victoria Hospital – McGill University New Vic McGill University

The former Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), founded in 1893, was designed by the London architect Henry Saxon Snell in the Scottish neo-baronial style. Located on the slope of Mount Royal, it was intended to be a place of healing close to nature and far from the industrial city, in accordance with the theories of the time. The hospital was also a place to advance the knowledge of medical sciences and to train nurses. Over its 130-year history, several buildings were...

Hudson Valley House Private Owner
Hudson Valley, NY

This stately 1850’s farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley was fully restored and updated in 2021. ERA worked closely with the owners to design a contemporary addition to the historic house, while ensuring that the architectural prominence of the original was preserved. The addition is connected by a glazed link, allowing views to penetrate through to the bucolic landscape beyond and creating a spectacular light-filled view machine from inside. On the new addition side of the link is the lofty...

Waterworks MOD Woodcliffe Developments

The site, once owned by the City of Toronto, operated as a public market from 1837 to around 1900. The Water Works Buildings were designed in the Art Deco style by City Architect, J. J. Woolnough and completed in 1933. The construction project was part of a plan supported by federal, provincial, and municipal governments to provide work during the Great Depression. The complex of buildings faced three streets, Brant, Richmond, and Maud, and was organized around a central courtyard,...

8 King Street East Kingsett Capital / BentallGreenOak

Following the Great Fire of 1904, the intersection of King and Yonge streets became the site of Toronto’s first modern skyscraper ensemble – a collection of buildings which inalterably changed the skyline and image of the city.  With the CPR building (south-east corner) completed 1913, and the Dominion Building (south-west corner) completed 1914, the Royal Bank of Canada (north-east corner) became the last – and tallest – of the ensemble to be completed in 1915, by Architects Ross & McDonald...

Barronsbrae visible atop the rocky crag and nestled among pines.
Barronsbrae Cottage Private Owner
Pointe Au Baril, Ontario

Barronsbrae is a fine example of the rustic early 20th century cottage type found in Pointe au Baril on Georgian Bay. Purchased by its current owners in 2020 from a descendant of the original owner’s family, the cottage was in an advanced state of disrepair. ERA worked with the new owners to preserve its historic character, including original windows and a stone fireplace, while making necessary modern improvements. The distinctive central gabled volume was stabilized and restored, and a new,...