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“Book store facing final chapter” Article by Christopher Hume The Toronto Star http://www.thestar.com/article/408973

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2008 Nomination for the OAA Landmark Award

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“It has been my attempt here to create an architecture that rises beyond its economic function and its structural necessity and creates space that people enjoy, yet has resolved all of the issues of content” – Eb Zeidler, about the Toronto Eaton Centre in Canadian Architect, November, 1979. Nominated by ERA Architects Inc., the Toronto...

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Revue Theatre Public Forum Announcement

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On Saturday, March 22nd at 10:30 am, ERA Architects Inc. will participate in a public forum to discuss restoration and design opportunities for the Revue Theatre. All are welcome to partake in this discussion, which will be held inside the theatre. The Revue Theatre is located at 400 Roncesvalles Avenue in Toronto, Ontario.

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Wallpaper Review

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The Concrete Toronto Book has made it to the Wallpaper website. Please see below for the link to the full http://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/book-concrete-toronto/2118

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Building Toronto: Archives and Architects Lecture Series

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February 27, 2008 – Thursday March 6 7pm – 9pm City of Toronto Archives 255 Spadina Road Stephen Otto and Michael McClelland The Importance of Archives Historian Stephen Otto will address the challenges that archives face while trying to stay ahead of the collecting curve with respect to architectural records, and will suggest some strategies...

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299 Queen St. W

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In December of 2007 ERA completed the terracotta restoration of 299 Queen Street West, the home of Canada’s MuchMusic. Undertaken in four phases over five years, the project included new structural steel work, repair of the terracotta tiles, and the installation of new precast elements.

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Cambridge City Hall

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ERA is pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the exterior restoration work at Cambridge City Hall has been completed. We had the pleasure of restoring the tower and the slate roof. The highlights of the restoration work were the installation of the missing original concealed gutter on the main roof, the reintroduction of the...

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Closed for the Holidays

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December 21, 2007

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Concrete Toronto Photo Exhibition

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November 23, 2007 – 6:00 – 9:00pm

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Concrete Toronto Launch – November 1

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The Canadian Urban Institute presents monthly roundtable breakfast seminars. On Thursday November 8th, Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart will be discussing “The Tower Renewal Project: New Ideas for Old Buildings”.

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2007 – Ontario Professional Planners Institute Awards

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OPPI Award of Excellence for University of Ottawa: King Edward Precinct Plan Urban Strategies, ERA Architects and Delcan. King Edward Precinct Study OPPI Award of Excellence for Urban and Community Design for the Evergreen at the Brick Works Master Plan team led by planningAlliance Evergreen Brick Works

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Maple Leaf Gardens – A National Historic Site

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Built in 1931, Maple Leaf Gardens is one of Canada’s most iconic buildings. The home of hockey and many historic cultural and political events, the ‘Gardens’ holds a special place in the country’s popular culture. ERA was privileged to prepare the nomination for Maple Leaf Gardens as a National Historic Site. In June of 2006...

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Convocation Hall Centennial

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On Thursday, May 31st, Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto celebrated its centennial anniversary. Thursday’s ceremony included the announcement of extensive renovations to the building. Plans call for a renewal of the circular foyer, increased accessibility and replacement of selected seating. These enhancements will include all decorative finishes, historical millwork, lighting installations, and a...

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Tower Renewal

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This past Monday Graeme Stewart and Michael McClelland of ERA presented their ideas for the renewal and environmental upgrade of Toronto’s neglected suburban high-rise neighbourhoods to Toronto’s executive council committee. They demonstrated how re-imagining these buildings, along with the unused open space around them, can considerably improve the social, economic and environmental sustainability of our...

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TORONTO the GOOD

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It’s that time of year again for the annual Toronto the Good party presented by ERA Architects, Spacing Magazine, ‘murmur’, and the Toronto Society of Architects! Keep May 15th open in your calendars for another great night of celebration. For details go to http://www.torontothegood.org/ We have good reason to celebrate as ERA has announced the...

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What’s new at ERA…

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Check out our May newsletter at the link below to find out more about the new and exciting things happening at ERA. http://www.era.on.ca/graphics/articles/pdf/article_23.pdf

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Joy Oil Gas Station Relocation

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This past Saturday, April 14th, the historic Joy Oil Gas Station was relocated to its new home on the south side of Lakeshore Boulevard. Known for their circular towers and chateau style, this 1930’s gas station is the last of its kind. ERA has been assisting the City of Toronto in planning the station’s relocation,...

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New Projects

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ERA is excited to get started on the following new projects: Casey House Redevelopment with Hariri Pontarini Architects Bridgepoint Health Site Plan with Stantec Architecture Ltd. and KPMB Architects West Don Lands Public Realm Development with the Planning Partnership

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Rediscovering the Beauty of Our Old Homes

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In the National Post series, What Lies Beneath, ERA Associate Scott Weir uncovers the authentic details of Toronto’s residential architecture. Check out our publications page to view the entire series. http://www.era.on.ca/about/publications/

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Green Arts Barns Recieves $3 Million

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On January 30, 2007 the Honourable Caroline Di Cocco, Minister of Culture announced that the Government of Ontario will invest $3 million in the Artscape Green Arts Barns to redevelop the historic Wychwood TTC streetcar repair barns, in the St. Clair and Bathurst neighbourhood into a 61,000 sq ft multi-tenant arts and environmental centre run...

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Concrete Toronto

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Coach House Books and ERA Architects are pleased to announce the receipt of a Canadian Council for the Arts Grant for their upcoming publication Concrete Toronto. Dedicated to the plentiful yet often misunderstood concrete structures from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s which define much of Toronto today, this publication re-examines this unique heritage and contemplates...

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Best New Rental Development

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ERA is pleased to announce that Jazz by Concert Properties was selected as the Best New Rental Development High-Rise at the 6th Annual MAC Awards held by the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO). ERA worked with Burka Varacalli Architects as the Heritage Architect for this project. http://jazzbyconcert.com/

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Evergreen at the Brick Works

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ERA is excited to continue working with Evergreen at the Brickworks and begin new endeavors with du Toit Allsopp Hillier, Joe Lobko Architect, Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes, and Diamond + Schmitt on the next phase of this innovative brownfield project. Check out the project at www.evergreen.ca Image courtesy of Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes

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2006 CUI Brownie Awards

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Congratulations to Evergreen at the Brick Works, this year’s recipient of the Heritage and Adaptive Re-use Brownie Award from the Canadian Urban Institute.

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2006 Heritage Toronto Awards

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On October 30th 2006, ERA was honoured to receive a Heritage Toronto Award of Merit for Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship on Toronto Police Services 51 Division Building. The consultant team for this adaptive reuse project included ERA, Stantec Architecture Ltd., Eastern Construction and Colonial Building Restoration.

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