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John Street Roundhouse
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John Street Roundhouse


Toronto, ON


2007 - 2009


City of Toronto, State Building Group


Heritage and Adaptive Reuse

About This Project

Re-use and Rehabilitation Strategy for the restoration of the 1929,120,000 SF, timber and brick engine repair building. DL Project Director, Heritage Architect, IBI Group.

1994-96, DL as Project Director & Heritage Architect, Hotson Bakker Architects, Bays 1-10 were disassembled and stored off-site while the Metro Toronto Convention Centre extension was constructed below that portion of the Roundhouse. Bays 1-10 of the Roundhouse were restored reassembled and the exterior of the remaining 22 Bays were stabilized and restored. Steam Whistle Brewery became the first tenants in 1998.