Historic Building Restoration

CURRENT WORK

Below is a gallery of our current work. This can also be seen by visiting our instagram account.
We completed a nice carved stone fireplace. Every piece was custom cut to size and shipped from Chicago.  Excellent work @roger.von and teamπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ₯‡πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
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#indianalimestone #carvedstone

We completed a nice carved stone fireplace. Every piece was custom cut to size and shipped from Chicago. Excellent work @roger.von and teamπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ₯‡πŸ‘ŠπŸ» . . #indianalimestone #carvedstone

The interior of the Selby is coming together nicely.  All our hard work on the ground floor of the mansion looks so good! The long hours stripping all the wood and restoring the doors/stained glass has paid off.
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@oliverbonacini and Co. have done a great job at bringing this space back to an era where the finer details were apreciated. .
@triconhouse.theselby 
@eraarch πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

The interior of the Selby is coming together nicely. All our hard work on the ground floor of the mansion looks so good! The long hours stripping all the wood and restoring the doors/stained glass has paid off. . @oliverbonacini and Co. have done a great job at bringing this space back to an era where the finer details were apreciated. . @triconhouse.theselby @eraarch πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

The honest truth about our work is we have a lot of days like this.  The nice pics on this feed represent guys like Edcar @eguy95 and others just like him.  To be a mason today means working with heavy tools and dust.  Pride comes when you stand back and admire your hard work.  Thanks guys for all the not so glamorous work out there in the trenches. 🀝

The honest truth about our work is we have a lot of days like this. The nice pics on this feed represent guys like Edcar @eguy95 and others just like him. To be a mason today means working with heavy tools and dust. Pride comes when you stand back and admire your hard work. Thanks guys for all the not so glamorous work out there in the trenches. 🀝

Clay block installation with LED lighting.  We are about to start this amazing project and teaming up with @boszkoandverity and the amazing @partisansarchitecture to create a magical interior space on King Street East.

Clay block installation with LED lighting. We are about to start this amazing project and teaming up with @boszkoandverity and the amazing @partisansarchitecture to create a magical interior space on King Street East.

As the sunlight shines at Humbert and Ossington Ave.  We are looking forward to an action packed season in 2019.  HAPPY NEW YEAR  to all those involved on our team and everyone else who appreciates what we do.  Cheers! 🍺
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#heritagework #2019

As the sunlight shines at Humbert and Ossington Ave. We are looking forward to an action packed season in 2019. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all those involved on our team and everyone else who appreciates what we do. Cheers! 🍺 . . #heritagework #2019

Our staff Christmas party at Joyride 150 was super fun! Thanks to Erin, Liz and her staff for making it a memorable day.  Never too old to ride some ramps and dive into the foam party! Check out @joyride150 - 100,000 square feet of fun.
Merry Chrismas Guys!

Our staff Christmas party at Joyride 150 was super fun! Thanks to Erin, Liz and her staff for making it a memorable day. Never too old to ride some ramps and dive into the foam party! Check out @joyride150 - 100,000 square feet of fun. Merry Chrismas Guys!

Totally impressed by the work @copperworkscanada is doing on Ossington Ave.  This corner block will be changed forever in a good way.  Can't wait to finish and take down the scaffold next week.  Thanks Lee and his team!
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#leadcoatedcopper

Totally impressed by the work @copperworkscanada is doing on Ossington Ave. This corner block will be changed forever in a good way. Can't wait to finish and take down the scaffold next week. Thanks Lee and his team! . . #leadcoatedcopper

Some beautiful work at 88 Ossington Ave. by the talented guys @copperworkscanada.  Can’t wait to take the scaffold down and light it up.

Some beautiful work at 88 Ossington Ave. by the talented guys @copperworkscanada. Can’t wait to take the scaffold down and light it up.

Roger V working with silicone to make a good impression of the frieze detail in the Mansion.  Plaster work is getting wrapped up now by our skilled team.  Thanks guys
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@eraarch @triconhouse.theselby

Roger V working with silicone to make a good impression of the frieze detail in the Mansion. Plaster work is getting wrapped up now by our skilled team. Thanks guys . @eraarch @triconhouse.theselby

All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk)
On a winter's day (on a winter's day)
I'd be safe and warm (I'd be safe and warm)
If I was in L.A. (if I was in L.A.) California dreamin' (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day
--The Mamas & the Papas

Our work in High Park is on hold for the winter.  Meanwhile @johnp298 and @ptah__ from @sherwoodcustomhomes will build an impressive modern addition off the back of this beautiful 1880's heritage home. 
Can't wait to see the walls and glass go up!
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#oldmeetsnew

All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown) And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey) I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk) On a winter's day (on a winter's day) I'd be safe and warm (I'd be safe and warm) If I was in L.A. (if I was in L.A.) California dreamin' (California dreamin') On such a winter's day --The Mamas & the Papas Our work in High Park is on hold for the winter. Meanwhile @johnp298 and @ptah__ from @sherwoodcustomhomes will build an impressive modern addition off the back of this beautiful 1880's heritage home. Can't wait to see the walls and glass go up! . . #oldmeetsnew

Went to the Evergreen Brickwork today for a kiln visit.  What a great site and adaptive reuse.

Went to the Evergreen Brickwork today for a kiln visit. What a great site and adaptive reuse.

From 1881 to 2018 - Lead Coated Copper  @copperworkscanada - Lee and his talented team are about to reveal their work on the pilaster brackets, cornice and pediment sign.
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#heritagerestoration #conservation  #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage  #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation
#paintstripping #paintremoval #windowrestoration #tuckpointing #englishtuckpointing #preservationmatters

From 1881 to 2018 - Lead Coated Copper @copperworkscanada - Lee and his talented team are about to reveal their work on the pilaster brackets, cornice and pediment sign. . . #heritagerestoration #conservation #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation #paintstripping #paintremoval #windowrestoration #tuckpointing #englishtuckpointing #preservationmatters

Must be Halloween - bats are back πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ
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#heritagerestoration #conservation  #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage  #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation
#paintstripping #paintremoval #windowrestoration #tuckpointing #englishtuckpointing #preservationmatters

Must be Halloween - bats are back πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ . . . . #heritagerestoration #conservation #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation #paintstripping #paintremoval #windowrestoration #tuckpointing #englishtuckpointing #preservationmatters

Some added features to a barrel vaulted chimney cap.  2lb lead sheet is folded with a single seam and fastened to the top of the chimney where freeze thaw will penetrate.  Helical ties were also used to tie the outer walls to help secure the arches.
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#longtermdurabilitytest #heritagerestoration #conservation  #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage  #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation
#paintstripping #paintremoval #windowrestoration #tuckpointing #englishtuckpointing #preservationmatters

Some added features to a barrel vaulted chimney cap. 2lb lead sheet is folded with a single seam and fastened to the top of the chimney where freeze thaw will penetrate. Helical ties were also used to tie the outer walls to help secure the arches. . . #longtermdurabilitytest #heritagerestoration #conservation #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation #paintstripping #paintremoval #windowrestoration #tuckpointing #englishtuckpointing #preservationmatters

ZAHA - Macao - 2018 - Morpheus - Unreal - Have to visit this!

ZAHA - Macao - 2018 - Morpheus - Unreal - Have to visit this!

Some great shots from John the homeowner.  Steve is working on the chimney, Joseph on the clay tiles and Jeremy repointing the purple sandstone.  Awesome work guys - can wait to reveal this one..
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Also really enjoying working with @sherwoodcustomhomes  and @ptah__  aka Peter Robinson.  Super professional and makes our job easy (er). Thanks

Some great shots from John the homeowner. Steve is working on the chimney, Joseph on the clay tiles and Jeremy repointing the purple sandstone. Awesome work guys - can wait to reveal this one.. . . Also really enjoying working with @sherwoodcustomhomes and @ptah__ aka Peter Robinson. Super professional and makes our job easy (er). Thanks

@ezra_g_stone laying up the clay tiles we reproduced from rubber molds of originals.  After a patina and top coat of breathable sealer, these will hold up to our harsh winter's and look great. .
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#niceworkjoe #bettemidler #spreadyourwings

@ezra_g_stone laying up the clay tiles we reproduced from rubber molds of originals. After a patina and top coat of breathable sealer, these will hold up to our harsh winter's and look great. . . #niceworkjoe #bettemidler #spreadyourwings

The many faces of the Levack Block on Ossington Ave.  The new (restored) face is coming soon!
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#cantwaittoseeyou #handsomebuilding #preservationmatters #levackblock

The many faces of the Levack Block on Ossington Ave. The new (restored) face is coming soon! . . #cantwaittoseeyou #handsomebuilding #preservationmatters #levackblock

So Pleased with the way 28 Howard has turned out.  Especially next to the (ugly) new build next door.  It just shows how valuable these old houses are and how important it is to save them.
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#preservationmatters

So Pleased with the way 28 Howard has turned out. Especially next to the (ugly) new build next door. It just shows how valuable these old houses are and how important it is to save them. . . #preservationmatters