Phase 3, started in June 2007, will see the replacement of the cast stone of the upper two storeys of the south and west façades with new cast stone. This step is necessary because years of water damage and a patchwork of unsympathetic repairs render much of the wall unsalvageable. The cast stone and natural stone of the lower two storeys are being largely retained and repaired, in each case with similar materials. The first course of stone at the base of the building will also be replaced with natural stone to return it to its earlier appearance. All of the masonry is being cleaned and treated to return the façade to a unified appearance, while retaining some of the patina of the last 100 years.
The Ontario Heritage Trust is proud to have initiated this project that will ensure the preservation and continued use of this significant National Historic Site.
This restoration project was funded by the Government of Ontario.