Reborn as a Living Museum with a strong community focus, the programme involved an addition to, and conversion of, a one storey, brick-box office building into a two-bay Fire Station, Fire Training Facility, Community Museum, Interactive Education and Learning Centre. The entire building, including all the normative functioning spaces of the fire station, combine with the museum-proper component to create one, rich and vital museum. (Competition Winning Building: 1997 North York Award of Excellence – only building to win this award in 1997) (Published in Canadian Architect)

  • …I believe we had in mind that we wanted to change it to meet our needs whereas you had a vision that would allow the complete transformation of the building into something that we were not able to envision at that time. Your explanation of the vision you had was exciting and convincing and we all knew that you were the one to take us in the direction that we had dreamed of and hoped for.

    Alan F. Speed Fire Chief