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Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario

The Ontario Legislative Building at Queen’s Park in Toronto is home to the offices of Ontario’s members of provincial parliament and the legislative assembly of Ontario. Built in 1893, the legislative building is the fourth of its kind, known by its pink-hued Ontario limestone exterior. Interestingly, the property is officially owned by the University of Toronto and the Government of Ontario leases it at a rate of $1 (plus HST of course) a year until 2892.

Heather & Little partnered with C.A. Venton Group of Toronto for this slate roofing and copper roofing project. Together we were able to successfully complete a new slate roof, decorative architectural sheet metal, cornice, finials, copper work and lead roofing.

Ontario Legislative Building’s New Slate and Copper Roofing

Heather & Little carried out complete roofing envelope replacement including air vapor barrier, insulation, and natural slate roofing on this historically important heritage building. This project became a multi-phased restoration, requiring extensive work to multiple parts of the centre block and west wing in different materials and techniques. This included work on the following aspects:

For this extensive project, we made use of natural slate tile, 20- and 24-ounce copper sheet, and 6- and 8-pound lead sheet. To learn more about this slate roofing project, take a look at the images below or reach out to one of our team members here at Heather & Little today.

Preservation Consulting

And if you are looking for a second opinion on your project or have a particularly complex issue that needs a fresh eye, we’re here for that too. Tackling tricky challenges is our specialty and we welcome the opportunity to provide consulting advice, with the same exacting attention to detail we bring to all our commissions.
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