Exhibition Place receives Award of Merit for Preservation of a Heritage Building

The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) has honoured the Coliseum Complex at Exhibition Place with the 2012 Award of Merit for Preservation of a Heritage Building or Complex. The CAHP awards program recognizes and celebrates excellence in the work of CAHP members and promotes understanding and appreciation of our cultural heritage.

Coliseum Complex is a 410,000-square-foot group of five buildings constructed in 1922 and is an example of restrained Beaux Arts style design, featuring classical brick detailing, masonry facades, unusual sculptural ornamentation and hundreds of finely framed windows.

Heritage consultant ERA Architects Inc. assessed and replaced 200 windows for energy efficiency and preservation of heritage fabric, restored the exterior facades, and renovated a vestibule that, after the addition of the Direct Energy Centre was blocking sight lines and obstructing the movement of people.

“We thank ERA Architects Inc for the hard work and dedication put into this project to ensure our building renovations respect the importance of our heritage, while updating our facilities to better suit the needs of our visitors,” says Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place.

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