2014 Heritage Toronto Awards William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Award of Excellence
Market Street Redevelopment
Located in the St. Lawrence Market District, the Market Street Redevelopment project included three mid-to late-nineteenth century heritage buildings: 8 Market Street, 87 Front Street, and 10-12 Market Street and a new building at 118 The Esplanade. Conservation work was concentrated on the stabilization of the two-storey brick façade of 10-12 Market Street during construction of a new steel-frame structure. Work on the façade included extensive masonry repairs, the replication of second-storey wood windows, a brick parapet, and the recreation of a missing wood cornice. The ground floor was rebuilt in a modern style to distinguish old from new. A two-storey addition to the south was also constructed using red sandstone to blend with the adjacent red brick. The project extended to a pedestrian focused redesign of Market Street.