Skip to content

ERA Architects

Projects/

Landscape Architecture & Urban Design

Spotlight

Grange Park Grange Park

Grange Park, a two-hectare public open space south of the Art Gallery of Ontario, is a rare surviving example of an early 19th century former residential estate. Although the grounds have evolved considerably, the terraced, axial and irregular elliptical layout in the Picturesque-Gardenesque style retains a high level of integrity. Today the park serves as...

Victoria University in the University of Toronto

The oldest among the University of Toronto’s federated universities, Victoria University and its campus are an expression of dynamic, complex and current programmatic needs. Following ERA’s assessment of University of Toronto-owned resources across its St. George Campus in downtown Toronto, ERA was retained by Victoria University to undertake a similar assessment to guide the stewardship,...

Our London Family Courts

The Our London Family Courts is a community-led initiative in London, Ontario, in partnership with the City of London, MLSE Foundation, the Toronto Raptors, and local Muslim organizations. The focal points of the site are two upgraded courts in West Lions Park that seamlessly integrate basketball play, landscape seating, lighting, barbeques, and a court surface...

Sunnybrook Cenotaph

Sunnybrook evolved from its origin in 1948 as Sunnybrook Military Hospital into an internationally recognized health sciences centre and home to Canada’s largest veterans’ care facility. Originally designed as a gateway monument framing the entrance to Sunnybrook Military Hospital, the Sunnybrook Cenotaph today is a fixture in the hospital’s identity for passersby on Bayview Avenue...

Sheguiandah First Nation Community Court

The Sheguiandah First Nation Community Court is a groundbreaking community-led project situated at the heart of the Sheguiandah First Nation on Manitoulin Island (Mnidoo Mnising). As the project’s landscape architect, ERA Architects collaborated with Anishnaabe artist Emily Kewageshing in revitalizing an existing deteriorated sports court into a dynamic place for all ages to play, gather,...

Relic Linear Park

Relic Linear Park is a community-led vision developed by The Grange Community Association in partnership with the City of Toronto and Campbell House Museum. Guided by the Grange Green Plan and the Relic Park Prospectus, the Relic Linear Park System is an innovative public realm enhancement project in the Grange Park neighbourhood that upgrades existing...

plazaPOPS

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...

house shielded by trees Randwood

The Rand Estate in Niagara-on-the-Lake, known as “Randwood”, is a treasure among Canada’s historic estates. Some 50 acres large at its height, it was the summer home of the Rand family over multiple generations between 1910 and 2016. The estate holds a vital place in the community’s history and identity, and its magnificent landscape is...

Alma College Square

This significant and historic property is situated on the former grounds of Alma College, an important Victorian-era private girls’ school in St Thomas, Ontario. The College, although cherished by the community and its many alumnae, was closed in the 1980s and the property, along with its fine Gothic Revival building and rustic ravine amphitheatre, was...

University of Toronto: Landscape of Landmark Quality

The University of Toronto’s King’s College Circle is an iconic ceremonial landscape, an important hub of student life, and a beloved public space. Part of the landscape plan produced by William Mundie and William Storm in conjunction with the designs for the landmark University College (1856-1859), King’s College Circle began as a picturesque landscape setting...

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus map University of Toronto: Scarborough Campus

In 2015, a new Secondary Plan was developed for the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. As a sub-consultant on the planning team led by Urban Strategies, ERA undertook a Cultural Heritage Resource Assessment in order to identify and assess cultural heritage resources, including the buildings, views and open spaces, in accordance with the Ontario Heritage...

Homewood Health

Homewood Health in Guelph was founded in the late 19th century as a private countryside retreat providing mental health and addiction services. The campus’ original pastoral character remains largely intact despite the addition of new buildings, and changes to programming and circulation patterns. Since 2010, ERA has worked with Homewood to renew its 47-acre campus...

Gordonridge Community Multi-Sport Court

Gordonridge is ERA’s third project with MLSE Foundation developing place-based recreational spaces with community stakeholders, providing youth and adults a safe space to play and access a variety of sports within their neighbourhoods. In August of 2018, ERA began working, as lead architect, with key project partners MLSE Foundation, Jumpstart, and Toronto Community Housing on...

Coronation park Coronation Park

Coronation Park is a six-hectare, culturally significant park at the foot of the historic Fort York area. The park is a living memorial, with the groves of silver maples commemorating the service and sacrifice of Canada’s military in World War I.  At over 70 years old, the original design intent of the park had begun...

Recent Projects

Canada Life London: Barrier-Free Upgrades to the North Entry Canada Life and GWL Realty Advisors
London, Ontario
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