Designed by Julian Smith & Associates, Architects
Photos by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
As Canada's largest Heritage building move, this heritage building was moved 140 metres across the Lansdowne Park redevelopment site to its new location. The project involved a complete retrofit, re-purposing the building to a multi-functional occupancy, while maintaining its original heritage charm. Complete and new mechanical and electrical systems were installed to create a unique public multi-use space.
Hot water radiant floor heat is provided through the entire open area. A single packaged make-up air system provides ventilation throughout the building. Public washrooms have been added to serve the new multi-functional occupancy. Standalone mechanical services have been provided for the front retail spaces.
A new electric distribution system was added to the Horticulture building. A kitchen was added to serve the multi-purpose aspect of the space. A dimmable, addressable lighting control system was installed in the new space. This allows the lighting within the open area to be configured for use of the space. Separate metered services were provided to the retail components located on the first and second floors of the Horticulture Building.