CAHP Awards 2021

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John Muir Branch – Windsor Public Library (Windsor, ON)
Award of Excellence

Awardees:  Christopher Borgal (GBCA Architects) and Jason Grossi (studio g+G inc., architect)

This project celebrates the rehabilitation of a 1921 firehall and rare surviving 19th century firehall stable and the construction of a contemporary addition connecting the two historic buildings. The new library branch showcases reclaimed materials and historic construction techniques as well as contemporary library technology.

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Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate Rectory (Guelph, ON)
Award of Merit

Awardees: Roberto Chiotti (Larkin Architect Limited), Arlin Otto and Will Teron (Tacoma Engineers), Lindsay Reid (Branch Architecture) and Stephen Robinson (City of Guelph)

Part of a collection of historic buildings in Guelph known as “Catholic Hill”, the 1855 rectory building was built to support the Basilica Church of Our Lady Immaculate. The adaptive-reuse of this building as a priests’ residence and parish offices included the restoration of the original roof and exterior materials, as well as the construction of a new addition.

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Manoir-Papineau (Montebello, QC)
Award of Merit

Awardees: Francis Vanasse (STGM Architectes)

Directly associated with major national historic figure and politician Louis-Joseph Papineau, Manoir-Papineau contains a number of significant buildings. This conservation project included the restoration, repair and in-kind replacement of the structures’ numerous character-defining elements.

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Calgary City Hall (Calgary, AB)

Award of Merit

Awardees: Darryl Cariou (City of Calgary), Dima Cook, Alex Corey, Giovanni Diodati, Julia Gersovitz and Eric Stein (EVOQ Architecture) and Nikolas Marshall-Moritz and Dan Prentice (RJC Engineers)

Calgary’s Historic City Hall is an architecturally significant civic building constructed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Rehabilitation of the Old City Hall involved extensive work to the interior and site, including the load-bearing stone masonry, wood windows, steel roof, clock tower and landscaping.

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Fort Mississauga Tower Stabilization (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
Award of Excellence

Awardees: Jonathan Dee (John G. Cooke and Associates Ltd.), Sean Leigh (Heritage Restoration Inc.) and Stefan Gingras (GRC Architects Inc.)

A square tower within star-shaped earthworks, this structure was constructed during the War of 1812 and is the only remaining fortification of its kind in Canada. The conservation project included investigations into the construction of the tower and focused on a minimal intervention philosophy to retain as much of the original building as possible.

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Beinn Bhreagh Hall Preservation (Red Head Peninsula, Cape Breton Island, NS)
Award of Merit

Awardees: Bill Hockey (Architectural Conservation Services Ltd.) and Dr. Tom Morrison (Heritage Standing Inc.)

This is a National Historic Site built by inventor Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel in 1892. The conservation project addressed problems arising from deferred maintenance and included extensive documentation, assessment and evaluation in preparation of the restoration work.

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CCA Sculpture Garden (Montreal, QC)

Award of Excellence

Awardees:  Giovanni Diodati and Julia Gersovitz (EVOQ Architecture Inc.)

Located in Montreal’s Square Mile, the Melvin Charney sculpture garden built in 1990 features two concrete arcades. The project addressed two main challenges to conserve one of these arcades: cleaning thick white calthemite deposits from the arcade’s lower portion, and performing seamless localized concrete repairs.

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Bishop’s Palace at St. Michael’s Cathedral (Toronto, ON)
Award of Merit

Awardees:  David Ecclestone, Derek Quilliam and Terry White (+VG Architects), Donovan Pauly and Sam Trigila (Clifford Restoration Ltd.), John Wilcox (Vitreous Glassworks) and David Tyrrell (Traditional Cut Stone Ltd.)

The exterior conservation of the Bishop’s Palace is the most recent phase of a comprehensive 20-year implementation of the Master Plan for the Rehabilitation of St. Michael’s Cathedral and site. The goal of the project was to stabilize, improve and preserve the deteriorated heritage building envelope.

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Papineau Memorial Chapel (Montebello, QC)
Award of Merit

Awardees:  Rosanne Moss (EVOQ Architecture), Eric Jokinen (Jokinen Engineering Services) and Ed Bowkett (Heritage Grade)

Located on the National Historic Site of the Manoir-Papineau, this small c.1854 building was rebuilt in 1933. Based on historical research, a conservation plan was developed to guide the restoration of the structure’s masonry, roof, doors and windows.

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Silver Dollar Room (Toronto, ON)
Award of Merit

Awardees: Emad Ghattas and Christopher Borgal (GBCA Architects), Donovan Pauly and Sam Trigila (Clifford Restoration) and Monique Palma Whittaker (MPW Art Restoration)

Located at a prominent intersection of Toronto’s downtown core, the Silver Dollar Room was opened in 1958 as a bar and live music venue. When the building was replaced with a new high-rise redevelopment project, the room’s original signage, interior wall murals, wood bar and terrazzo flooring were incorporated into the new building and restored.

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Oakville Harbour Cultural Heritage Landscape Strategy Implementation (Oakville, ON)

Award of Merit

Awardees: Elaine Eigl and Susan Schappert (Town of Oakville), David Deo and Ellen Kowalchuk (Common Bond Collective) and Tatum Taylor Chaubal (Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants)

Completed as part of the Town of Oakville’s Cultural Heritage Landscape Strategy, the team used this framework to identify and protect the Oakville Harbour cultural heritage landscape. The project produced a research and assessment report, a statement of cultural heritage value or interest, a designation by-law and a conservation plan.

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Brighter Days Ahead (Toronto, ON)

Award of Merit

Awardees: Joey Giaimo (Giaimo)

This temporary public art installation was revealed at The Oculus Pavilion in Toronto in 2020. The installation covered the Oculus in radiating yellow stripes, visually and symbolically representing the vibrant future planned for this derelict modernist structure.

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Luke McElcheran

Award of Excellence

Awardees: Luke McElcheran

This award was presented to Luke McElcheran for his thesis project which surveyed literature pertaining to heritage trades work in an urban Canadian context and analyzed and compared the frameworks by which levels of government support the trades. It was accompanied by a design project that addressed the challenges and opportunities of trades in the heritage field.

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