- Services Provided: Temporary Shoring Design
Heritage properties in the Toronto area are increasingly being transformed into modern and sustainable spaces. In order to keep the historical value and character in these areas of the city where these buildings are located, certain portions of the structures are to remain intact, They are to be restored, and are to be included in the architectural retrofit of the new development. In the case of 399 King Street West, a heritage property owned by Little Trinity Church, the North facing wall was to be preserved and was to be incorporated in the design of the proposed community and events center. In order for construction to take place, support of the heritage wall was required. AJW was responsible in the design of five temporary shear frames that would support the wall during demolition and reconstruction of the new building. AJW was also responsible for the design of the new reinforced foundation wall panels underneath the heritage wall.