Feature Project

Sanctuary Lofts

The original church was built in 1912. It was sold and bought to be converted into Condominium Units. Given its Heritage Preservation Status with the City of Toronto, the exterior had to be maintained in its architectural glory.

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.

Project Designers:

James Bailey Architect Inc., Battaglia Architect Inc.

Tasks: Historical Restoration

Completed: March 2018

1183 Dufferin Street, Toronto