Constructed circa 1988, this property is a 15-storey residential building in the heart of mid-town Toronto. Residents had been battling widespread window leaks, and a faded and tired-looking façade. Design flaws in the original windows increased the likelihood of future issues. Being on a tight budget, owners were hesitant to undergo a major restoration project.
We involved the community throughout the design phase by preparing 3D renderings and full-scale window samples. Our scope of work included replacement of windows, doors and balcony guards and cleaning of the stained precast concrete panels. We also specificied new water-shedding features on the balconies and windows to ensure improved performance of the building components. We tendered the project to qualified contractors and performed reviews during the construction phase.
Aside from stopping air and water leaks, residents reported drastic improvements in comfort, from decreased street noise to more stable temperatures in the summer and winter. By responding to feedback from the Board of Directors and entire community, we were able to deliver a successful project in which the owners can take pride.