TORONTO – In a ceremony held in the Legislative Building at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Ontario Heritage Trust presented Andrew Pruss, principal of ERA Architects, Les Mallins, president of Streetcar Developments and the project team responsible for the revitalization of The Broadview Hotel with the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation, it was announced Feb. 21.
The award recognizes exceptional contributions to heritage conservation, as well as leadership, creativity and positivity it fosters in its community.
“We are honoured to be the recipient of this award and thank the Ontario Heritage Trust for this recognition,” said Andrew Pruss, principal of ERA Architects, in a release. “The Broadview Hotel has a rich history linked to the community of Riverside and we were privileged to preserve the landmark architecture of the building for many to enjoy for years to come.”
Over 36 months, ERA Architects and the project team worked to conserve and maintain key architectural features of the 125-year-old landmark, including the circular arched windows, decorative brickwork and distinctive tower.
The newly revitalized Romanesque Revival façade, revealed to the public in October 2016, will welcome guests to the east-end beginning this spring.
Mixing the history of the 1891 heritage property with the spirit of its east-end neighbourhood, The Broadview Hotel will offer 58 guestrooms, assorted event spaces, a ground floor restaurant, lobby café bar and a rooftop offering views of the cityscape.
“Receiving this award is a testament to the talented work done by ERA Architects and the entire project team and the commitment we share to honouring and respecting the history of The Broadview Hotel,” said Les Mallins, president of Streetcar Developments, in a release. “We look forward to continuing our work on The Broadview Hotel and sharing its wonderful story with all.”