Expertise in Heritage Neighbourhoods
One of the most challenging aspects of building within established urban neighbourhoods is the accommodation of heritage sensitivities and restrictions. There may be defined bylaw parameters about what can be built – and what parts of an existing structure must be saved. And there are engaged local residents who understandably care about the character and integrity of their community, and as a result, are often wary of new buildings going up.
Mizrahi Design Build has considerable experience working in heritage communities, finding ways to bring new additions to established neighbourhoods by creating buildings that enhance the character that already exists and complement adjacent structures.
With 133 Hazelton and 181 Davenport in Toronto’s Yorkville, a mid-town heritage neighbourhood, Mizrahi Design Build studied the streetscape as it exists, in particular Hazleton Avenue with its Victorian townhouses, and ensured that the two projects had an elegant and timeless appeal. It was as if they had always been there. They helped complete the north end of the heritage neighbourhood, replacing structures that had been unsightly with buildings that had a graceful character.