Preserving Not Freezing: THA’s King Spadina Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan featured in NRU

Preserving Not Freezing: THA’s King Spadina Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan featured in NRU

THA’s Jill Taylor was featured in the SEP 8, 2017 edition of NRU. The article titled “Preserving Not Freezing” provides a detailed look at our work on the King Spadina Heritage Conservation Plan.

THA recently completed this high-profile study for the City of Toronto which covers over 40-hectares and almost 400 properties of intense development in the downtown core. The firms role was to examine the potential of overall protection for heritage buildings.

An excerpt from the article:

“The buildings in King-Spadina are particularly attractive to adaption,” said Jill Taylor, principal at THA. “In a typical manufacturing or commercial building, anywhere from three to 13 storeys, the ratio of wall to window is very high, because they were relying on natural light so often. And that makes these buildings very resilient and very attractive to adaption.”

Learn more about our work on this project here.