Toronto Exhibition Place wins Award of Merit for Preservation of a Heritage Building

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AMERICAS – Coliseum Complex at Toronto’s Exhibition Place has been awarded the 2012 Award of Merit for Preservation of a Heritage Building or Complex by the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP).

The CAHP awards programme recognises and celebrates excellence in the work of CAHP members and promotes understanding and appreciation of cultural heritage.

Coliseum Complex is a 38,000sqm group of five buildings constructed in 1922 and features classical brick detailing and masonry facades. Heritage consultant ERA Architects replaced 200 windows for energy efficiency and preservation of heritage fabric in 2009, as well as restoring the exterior facades and renovating a vestibule.

“We thank ERA Architects for the hard work and dedication put into this project to ensure our building renovations respect the importance of our heritage, while updating our facilities to better suit the needs of our visitors,” says Chair of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, Councillor Mark Grimes.

The 192-acre Exhibition Place is Canada’s largest entertainment venue, attracting over 5.3m visitors a year.

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