EGD Glass has received an Award of Merit in the William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship category in the 41st Heritage Toronto Award ceremony held on October 13, 2015.
EGD Glass was recognized along side Takashi Tsuji Architects, William N. Greer, Heritage Mills Historic Building Conservation Inc., and Sonterlan Corp., as part of the team contributing to the restoration and conservation of the Toronto Bell Cote. The restoration of the Toronto Bell Cote was undertaken by Sukyo Mahikari Canada.
The William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship awards recognize owners who have undertaken projects to restore or adapt buildings or structures that have been in existence for 40 years or more, or are included on the City of Toronto’s Inventory of Heritage Properties.
The Toronto Bell Cote is the only wood framed church in Toronto and possesses a rich local history. The building was on the verge of collapse in 2010 when renovations began to restore and preserve it. EGD Glass was called upon to restore the damaged stained glass windows.
The team completed the renovation, which also included a new foundation and basement, steel framing and wood restoration through out, in 2014.
Originally built in 1895, the Toronto Bell Cote was once known as Holy Trinity Anglican Church, located in Malton, ON. After falling into disuse, the building was relocated to it’s current site in 1923 and renamed St. Matthias Anglican Church. The congregation of St. Matthias relocated in 1957 and the building was later designated a heritage site by the City of Toronto in 2003.
Creative architect Gary Chang converts his 330 sq ft apartment into a fully functioning home, fully equipped with office, living room and guest bedroom.
Possibly inspired by the film ‘The Fifth Element’, the apartment bears a similar futuristic feel of Bruce Willis’s Character Corbin Dallas’s apartment in the film.
Whatever his inspiration we love his innovative approach to creating space while maintaining a harmonious design.
We especially liked the warm yellow hue used in the 3 long glass windows which make it seem like the sun is always shinning. A great example of how a few windows with tinted glass can change the look and feel of any room.
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ABOUT EGD GLASS STUDIO
EGD Glass has an established reputation for creating fine examples of stained and decorative glass.
Lead by Accredited Conservation Restorer, Eve Guinan, with 33 years experience EGD’s services include; the design and manufacture of commissioned new work, restoration and conservation of heritage and stained glass windows, reclamation and consultation.
Working directly with Architects, Interior designers and clients in the public sector, liturgical arts and residential markets, EGD produces custom art pieces, designed and manufactured on a project to project basis.
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