UOIT Regent Theatre Renovations

UoIT Region Theatre

UOIT Regent Theatre Renovations

Client
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Consultant
Independent Project Managers

Project Completion 
September 2011

Description
The Regent Theatre in Oshawa opened in 1919. The City of Oshawa declared it a heritage building and began the Regent Theatre Renewal Project, with plans to restore the theatre for use as a live performance space. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is now the owner of this historic building and have restored it to its past glory. The theatre is a 600-seat university lecture theatre by day and community events evenings and weekends.

J.J. McGuire was contracted to improve the structural capability of the Regent Theatre. With limited time and space, we were able to install structural steel to support the ceiling/roof in an existing and very limited space. We were also required to have close coordination with the Project Manager and Architect as there were many contractors involved in restoring this building.

Nineteen on the Park

19 on the Park

Nineteen on the Park

Client
The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Architect
Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd.

Project Completion
April 2009

 

Description
Nineteen on the Park is a new multi-use arts facility for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. The project involved a total interior demolition of the historic town hall, a 3,000 sq ft addition, and a complete renovation of the existing 6,400 sq ft building. Bringing this dynamic facility to the residents of Stouffville.

The great hall with its beautifully restored wood ceiling incorporates retractable seating, a projection screen, wood sprung flooring, and state of the art theatre sound systems. To support its many uses, the facility also offers a practice room, dressing room, kitchen, washrooms, meeting room, and front ticket desk.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Peterborough Market Hall

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Client
City of Peterborough

Architect
Trevelyan & Lett Architects

Project Completion 
March 2011

Description
Peterborough Market Hall is a 120 year old facility which was the first home to the city’s market, and has been a centre for community and art events since 1984.

This major renovation was performed around occupied buildings and involved a complete demolition of the existing interior; reinforcing existing wood structure, adding new floors, several stairways and two new elevators, and complete new mechanical, electrical, sprinkler and fire alarm systems to bring the building up to code. To maintain historical elements, extensive restoration was carried out to the roof, masonry, original windows, and interior woodwork.

This new facility will boast a beautiful new Portico, reception and bar area, modern washrooms, sprung flooring, new stadium seating, meeting rooms, warm up and rehearsal areas, as well as a climate controlled room for the piano.

Alderlea Estate

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Alderlea Estate Phase 2

Client
The Corporation of the City of Brampton

Architect
Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd.

Consultant
Genivar

Project Completion 
September 2012

Description
Alderlea is the former estate home of Kenneth Chisholm M.P.P. built in 1865. This project is made up of two distinct aspects, the first being the complete renovation of the 7,000sf heritage home including removal and reinstating the entire outer wythe of brick and reconstruction of chimneys; extensive wood restoration to soffits, brackets, windows and doors; plaster repairs and reconstruction of decorative mouldings and ceiling medallions, restoration to three marble fireplaces including cast iron surrounds; new wood floors and reproduction historical staircase. The second consists of a 3,800sf addition with a partial basement for new mechanical/electrical equipment and a single story grand banquet hall with custom oak floor to ceilings window walls; heated polished concrete floors; kitchen facilities; and unique glass, oak & copper lantern structure.