ERA Architects Inc., has been in practice since 1990 and is based in Toronto, Prince Edward County and Montréal. With over 40 staff members, the firm specializes in architecture, heritage conservation, landscape, urban design and cultural planning, and provides full professional services for both the public and private sectors. The principals of ERA are members of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP), and Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Recent and ongoing architectural projects in building conservation and adaptive reuse in which ERA has been involved include Toronto’s Distillery District; Drake Hotel; Maple Leaf Gardens; Renaissance ROM; Transformation AGO; the Evergreen Brickworks; Union Station; the Artscape Wychwood Barns; Bridgepoint Health (the former Don Jail); Renwood Estate in Coburg, ON; and the updating of Heritage Conservation District Guidelines in Kingston.
Within our planning expertise we have a particular interest in regional and neighbourhood cultural planning; in cultural landscapes and their regeneration; and in facilitating community consultation of all stakeholders, as the democratic basis of good planning. Significant planning work includes the Union Station Heritage Precinct, Toronto Cultural Institutions Public Realm Study, numerous Heritage Conservation District Plans, and the Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Project in Toronto.
Our core interest is in connecting heritage to wider considerations of urban design and city building, and to a larger set of cultural values that provide perspective to our work at every scale. Our core values are in generating professional integrity and expertise through research, education and mentoring. To that end ERA frequently works collaboratively with other firms to engage in city building, conserving heritage architecture and improving the built environment. We also generate publications and exhibitions related to Toronto and to Canada’s built environment. The firm’s most recent book is Concrete Toronto, a guidebook to the city’s concrete architecture from the fifties to the seventies.
The Toronto horizon is about to be home to the most awe-inspiring new milestone development. Bazis and Plaza unveiled breathtaking plans for 1 Yorkville, an elegant and exclusive condominium that ... go to project
Toronto's most innovative and luxurious new condominium on the historic site of the old Mount Sinai Hospital is 100% Yorkville. This prestigious development is comprised of two residential towers, ... go to project
Proposed restoration and addition to an existing heritage building at 2 Queen Street West, including a new three-storey addition, designed by Zeidler Partnership Architects with heritage ... go to project
33-storey mixed-use commercial/residential redevelopment of 34-50 King Street East ad 2 Toronto Street in Downtown Toronto. Design by architectsAlliance and E.R.A. Architects for Larco Investments ... go to project
12-storey office and retail building at 58 Atlantic Avenue and 25 Liberty Street in Toronto's Liberty Village. Design by Sweeny &Co Architects, engineering by Blackwell, for The Fuelling Station. go to project
Proposed renovations and adaptive reuse of an existing factory complex in Liberty Village, including a 8-storey office building with retail and service commercial uses at grade and a 2 storey ... go to project
The industrial facade of 158 Sterling Rd. is unusually well preserved, with its iconic buff-coloured concrete pilasters and mullioned glass seemingly unchanging on the horizon since the building ... go to project
Bay + Scollard is a 43-storey tall luxury rental apartment building planned by BRL Realty and Urbancon in Toronto's Bloor Yorkville area. The building, designed by Foster + Partners of London, ... go to project
Bay Adelaide Centre East, located on Adelaide Street West between Bay and Yonge Streets, adjacent to Bay Adelaide West, will be a 44-storey, 980,000-square-foot office tower with best-in-class ... go to project
Combining a matchless downtown location with the graceful elegance of boutique living, Concert creates the ultimate urban lifestyle.
Located by the historic Flatiron Building, The Berczy is a ... go to project
Blue Diamond Condos at 129 St. Clair West, Toronto by Camrost-Felcorp and DiamondCorp with design by Diamond Schmitt Architects, heritage architecture by ERA Architects and landscaping by Janet ... go to project
The Broadview Hotel is a 125 year-old building and historic neighbourhood landmark that is now being meticulously restored and reimagined as a 58-room boutique hotel and charismatic gathering ... go to project
We introduce you to The Clover on Yonge. Here, sophistication reigns quietly, with hints of Parisian je ne sais quoi and modern elegance at every turn. Private luxury tucked away in the heart of ... go to project
EY Tower will be a 900,000 sf LEED Platinum Class AAA building located at 100 Adelaide Street West, between Bay and York Streets. Designed by world renowned architects Kohn Pederson Fox and ... go to project
The Yonge Street area south of Bloor is undergoing an exciting rejuvenation, and FIVE – Condos at 5 St. Joseph is leading the way with architecture that marries innovation and restoration. Highly ... go to project
Once the headquarters of Imperial Oil Ltd., Imperial Plaza stands as an architectural legacy for Toronto and a tribute to mid-century modernism. Built in 1957 with a limestone façade and welded ... go to project
During the past century, politicians, royalty, movie stars, music idols, well-loved authors, financial gurus and other celebrities have stayed at Le Méridien King Edward Hotel in Toronto. Now ... go to project
January 23, 2012 – Toronto’s MOD Developments Inc. is pleased to announce the official closing of the purchase of 197-201 Yonge Street in the celebrated Theatre Block in downtown Toronto.
The ... go to project
Westbank Corp is proposing a redevelopment of the Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village site at Bloor and Bathurst Streets in Toronto's Annex area. The development proposes fine grain details at ground ... go to project
Mouth of the Creek Park
Today, lake-fill has shifted the waterfront southward, and Garrison Creek has been buried, but in the late 1700s, at the time of European settlement, this lake shore site ... go to project
Exceptional condominium suites at value-packed prices are packing them in at One Valhalla Towns & Condos - Edilcan Development Corporation's incredibly successful community in the exciting ... go to project
Renovation of the Park Hyatt hotel by Oxford Properties to convert the south tower to rental apartments plus some ancillary uses, while expanding event space in the podium, and updating the hotel ... go to project
The new Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI), is a research, incubation and commercialization hub focused on solutions to urban infrastructure issues. Designed by the internationally-acclaimed ... go to project
Revitalizing Maple Leaf Gardens, an iconic Toronto landmark, the Mattamy Athletics Centre will create a legacy for a new generation of Ryerson students and the local community and a new exciting ... go to project
Sunday School Lofts is a boutique 32-unit loft development located within a residential neighbourhood in Riverdale. The intimate 4-storey building will incorporate an existing 1925 Temple Baptist ... go to project
The Daniels Faculty is one of the leading schools of architecture, landscape and design in North America, with a global footprint. With the support of the Boundless campaign, we have articulated ... go to project
Velocity at the Square, rental apartments managed by The DMS Group. Originally known as HNR Dundas Square Tower by HNR Properties, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Page + Steele and ERA Architects. go to project
History of Loblaw Groceterias building
• The Loblaw Groceterias building, established in 1928, was designed by Sparling, Martin and Forbes, a Toronto-based architectural firm;
• Cost to build in ... go to project