Bringing Light into a Historic Toronto Home

Bringing Light into a Historic Toronto Home

Project Spotlight

  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Project Type: Retrofit and Conversion
  • Architect:Terrell Wong, Principal, Stones Throw Design
  • Builder:Builder: Mark Nolan, Owner, Cildara Contracting Limited

  • This renovation project transforms a historic building into a two-family, high-performance home.

    By dividing an existing house down the middle to form a two-family structure - yay for higher density living! - the opportunity presented itself to provide generous daylighting to the interior of each new home. Architect Terrell Wong understood that any significant amount of skylights would pose a challenge to the need for occupant comfort and energy efficiency. The solution, allowing for generous daylighting without compromising comfort and efficiency, was the PR60 glass roof system by Lamilux. Each unit has a skylight approximately 5’ (1.5m) wide x 27’ (8m) long, straddling the new dividing wall and slightly off-set.

    The contractor, Mark Nolan of Cildara Contracting Limited can boast being the first to install a PR-60 in Canada. Congratulations!

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