At a ceremony on Monday, October 23, Heritage Toronto presented an award to Glenview and our architects in honour of their work on the new north entrance, lobby, and elevator. The award was accepted by architects Elizabeth Davidson and Janet Harrison, and Nancy Thornton, on behalf of Glenview. The trophy will be at Glenview for all to see on Sunday. It will be on permanent display near the elevator, soon.
This is a press release from Heritage Toronto.
The William Greer Architectural Conservation & Craftsmanship Award for a small project goes to Glenview Presbyterian Church.
Wanting to serve its community the best it can, Glenview Presbyterian Church embarked on a project to provide full accessibility to its facility by adding new barrier free walkways, accessible washrooms and an elevator.
Adding an elevator required a new three floor addition on the north side of the building. This elevator lobby, anchored by the existing sandstone walls of the church which emphasizes the heritage aspects of the existing façade, now serves as the building’s main entrance. The result is a space that allows visitors to appreciate the existing stained glass windows, stone coping and sandstone cladding now situated in the lobby space.
The project was commissioned by The Trustees of Glenview Presbyterian Church, and completed by Harrison Duong Architects Incorporated (formerly Janet L. Harrison, Architect) and Davidson Langley Incorporated Architects.