Aberdeen Pavilion, located in Lansdowne Park, is a National Historic Site of Canada. Constructed in 1898, it is now the oldest surviving large-scale exhibition building in Canada.

COLE+Associates coordinated a lifecycle renewal project for the Aberdeen Pavilion that focused on washrooms, accessibility, floor slab, main doors, and windows. The project began with an extensive documentation of current conditions and areas of concern. Our work consisted of repairs to the existing floor slab using a new epoxy re-coating system; renovation to existing washrooms (including new sprinkler system) and construction of two unisex fully accessible washrooms; and upgrades to all barrier-free accessibility issues. A significant part of the project involved restoration and repairs to the main barn doors and the windows on the southern elevation, two distinct features that help define the building’s heritage character.

We were acknowledged for our work on the project by the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, who presented COLE+Associates with the 2018 Award of Excellence in Conservation—Architecture.