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Building Conservation


Greenhouse at the Parkwood Estate National Historic Site. Parkwood Estate National Historic Site: Greenhouse Conservation

Oshawa’s Parkwood Estate was erected in 1915 as the home of automotive industrialist Colonel Sam McLaughlin, who had a keen interest in horticulture. Designed by the leading establishment architecture firm Darling & Pearson, the estate included five greenhouses, with additional greenhouses added over time. The estate is now a National Historic Site. After the property...

exterior view of new addition to NAC National Arts Centre

Situated in the heart of the nation’s capital on Confederation Square, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre (NAC) displays a robust Brutalist geometric form, evoking the image of a fortress for the arts. Built between 1964 and 1969 as one of the federal government’s centennial projects, the NAC was designed by Fred Lebensold of the Montreal-based architecture...

Colborne Lodge

Built in 1836, Colborne Lodge is listed on Toronto’s inventory of heritage properties.It is an early example of the regency cottage in Ontario. Chimney repair, environmental and programming modifications, accessibility and landscape improvements have been undertaken on an ongoing basis. ERA provided heritage architectural services for a program of maintenance, covering all stages of the...


Built in 1892, Ladywood was one of the earliest summer homes designed by the prominent Toronto architect Frank Darling. Built in the Shingle Style, the house had extensive and picturesque outbuildings and fine exterior finishes. ERA was retained to provide a comprehensive assessment report of the building’s condition and a phased restoration plan, as well...

Recent Projects

Halton Hills Cultural Heritage Strategy Town of Halton Hills
Halton Hills, Ontario
Our Yukon Heritage Reserves: Management Priorities Report Historic Sites Unit, Government of Yukon
Yukon Territory
The Brighthouse Farm The Brighthouse Farm
Wellington, Ontario
GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co. Phil Winters, GoodLot Farm and Brewery
Caledon, Ontario