Unfortunately, during the building renovation a fire spread through the building. The interior was destroyed. The Gable ended West elevation was left unstable and collapsed. Our Canadian winters were tough on this building, leaving much of the building envelope masonry deteriorated, cracked or missing. We erected scaffold around the entire building and replaced all of the damaged masonry to the implemented historical restoration standards.
As a part of the renovation, the nave windows were altered to be balcony doors on the 1st and 2nd floors. The West elevation gable end of 3 brick wythes was rebuilt and new precast coping stones were replicated and reinstated. In addition, the top of the tower was dismantled to below the belt course and rebuilt. The tower battlements and banding were also replicated new and reinstated.