ERA Architects Inc.


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ERA Architects Inc. is a renowned architectural and planning firm with over 85 staff members based in Toronto, Montréal, and Ottawa. The founding principals of ERA are esteemed members of professional organizations such as the Ontario Association of Architects, the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP), and Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Architecture is a core focus of ERA, with a strong emphasis on building conservation and adaptive reuse. They have been involved in notable projects such as Toronto’s Distillery District, Maple Leaf Gardens, Renaissance ROM, Transformation AGO, the Evergreen Brick Works, Union Station, the Artscape Wychwood Barns, Bridgepoint Health (the former Don Jail), Massey Tower, La Cour d’appel du Québec, and the Government Conference Centre.

In addition to architecture, ERA also has extensive expertise in planning, particularly in regional and neighborhood cultural planning, cultural landscapes, and community consultation. They have worked on significant planning projects such as the Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Project in Toronto, Union Station Heritage Precinct, Toronto Cultural Institutions Public Realm Study, the Culture of Outports program, and numerous Heritage Conservation District Plans and other studies in various parts of Ontario.

ERA Architects Inc. places a strong emphasis on connecting heritage to wider considerations of urban design and city building, as well as cultural values. They are committed to maintaining professional integrity and expertise through research, education, and mentoring. ERA actively collaborates with other firms to engage in city building, conserving heritage architecture, and improving the built environment. They also contribute to the field through publications and exhibitions related to Toronto and Canada’s built environment.