GBCA was a proud Gold Sponsor of this year’s National Trust Conference, which took place in Toronto at the end of October. As part of the conference events, GBCA Principal, Sharon Vattay, along with Senior Designer, Paul Gagne, gave a guided tour of the National Ballet School. Joined by Mitchell Hall of KPMB and staff of the School, conference delegates were given insight into the successful integration of a number of heritage buildings (in a densely urban neighbourhood) into a modern thriving complex of studios, classrooms, offices and residences. Revisiting the school and the residences almost 20 years after completion solidified the remarkable precedent that these complexes have set for the opportunities in conservation projects.

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