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Carnovsky Bakery Building
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Carnovsky Bakery Building


Kingston, ON


2019 - 2020


City of Kingston


Heritage and Adaptive Reuse

About This Project

The Carnovsky Bakery Building, 652 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario, is an 1820’s, Kingston limestone building at the corner of a development site for which MDL along with John Cooke, Heritage Structural Engineer, are providing the conservation and restoration consulting services. The MDL team is working with IBI, the consultant group for the ten storey, 350 unit, residential mid-rise project that will occupy the majority of the site. When the project is completed this stand-alone restored and repurposed two-storey stone building will continue to form and animate the corner of Princess and as it has for almost 200 years.


Images (from top):
1. 52-655 Princess Street, before the paint and stucco was removed
2. The condition of the stone at the corner.
3. The excavation for the residential block showing the bedrock that the stone building was built on.
4. Masonry detail revealed after stucco removal.