101 Placer Court Shelter Renovation

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RJC has led several adaptive re-use projects as part of the City of Toronto’s initiative to expand the number of permanent shelter beds across the city.

The 101 Placer Court project involved retrofitting an existing 18,000 sq. ft., two-storey commercial office building for use as a shelter.RJC was the prime consultant, contract administrator, and structural, building envelope, and civil engineer for the new 87-bed facility.

The retrofit project significantly improved the building envelope by undertaking a substantial overhaul of the cladding, including the installation of triple-glazed windows and the integration of more efficient insulation systems.

These upgrades improved the building's energy efficiency while elevating its aesthetic appeal with a sleek, metallic finish.

Additionally, the facility now boasts extensive outdoor amenities, fully equipped commercial kitchens, and community space for programming, events, workshops and volunteer engagement.RJC was the Contract Administrator and Prime Consultant for 10 different disciplines and provided technical design services for the structural, civil, building envelope, and roofing components of the project.

Our team also included architectural, mechanical, electrical, security design, IPAC design, kitchen design, building and fire code, and cost estimating.

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North York, ON

Building Structure Type
Residential - Social Housing


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