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The Kwong Centre for Mental Health & Wellness

In 2010, ERA was retained by ARK Inc. as Heritage Consultant for the adaptive reuse and integration of the Thomas Wilson House (1889–1890) into a modern-day facility for mental health and wellness. The conservation approach included the retention and restoration of the original portion of the Thomas Wilson House, and the removal and replacement of...

University Commons, University of Alberta

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...

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 landmark project located at the heart of Sheguiandah First Nation, an Anishinaabe First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Over the course of a year, ERA worked with local community and youth leaders, listening, sharing meals, and testing ideas for a legacy space that provides greater access to recreational...

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...

Collège Ahuntsic Heritage Background Study

Ahuntsic College was one of the first twelve colleges of further education (CEGEPs) to be created in Quebec in 1967. The creation of the College was also part of the secularization and democratization of higher education in Quebec during the Quiet Revolution. The creation of these public institutions allowed for free higher education and democratized...

Douglas Mental Health Institute Heritage Background Study

The Douglas Mental Health University Institute occupies a vast campus on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, in the borough of Verdun. Founded in 1890 as Montreal’s first Protestant hospital dedicated to mental health, the institution’s built and landscaped environment bear witness to the major movements that marked the evolution of psychiatry in the...

Îlot Bonsecours – PHI Contemporain

Located in the heart of the Old Montreal heritage site, the “Îlot Bonsecours” is a group of four historic buildings, notably the Calvet House and its annex, the Davies Store and the Viger House, which have been combined in recent decades to become the Auberge Pierre du Calvet, among others. In addition to those, there...

The McGill New Vic Project

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...

Interior of University College Library from second floor balcony. University College

The University College Revitalization project brings new life to the University of Toronto’s central architectural landmark, the Romanesque Revival University College, designed in 1852 by architects by Cumberland and Storm.  The updates to the National Historic Site respond to the demands of 21st century academia, renewing facilities to expand use and create a more inclusive...

Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation

The Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation, Downsview Campus, expands and adaptively reuses a historic building that was once the centre of aviation manufacturing and design in Canada — transforming it into an innovative learning institution for Centennial College’s Aviation and Engineering Technology Programs. The new campus includes teaching, research, testing labs and learning spaces for...

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