Queen Street South, Streetsville, Mississauga

Dan Chalykoff Heritage Consultancy Project

The two buildings above were slated for demolition. I tried to have the client incorporate the brick building into the development but the suggestion didn’t have sufficient municipal support to enforce. The municipality did ask me for design suggestions as part of the work and I developed a short, site-specific design code, included below. As the response to the code didn’t elicit the desired results, I prepared some schematic sketches outlining some alternate ways of elevating the same plan. In both proposed details, of a single bay, below, note the small brick panels below the ground floor windows; the intent was to reclaim and re-use some of the brick from the demolished house.

Queen Street South, Design Code of Suggested Architectural Language, Mississauga:

Massing

• 1, 1 ½, 2 storey buildings
• Higher ground floor ceiling heights than at upper floor
• Sloped roofs
• Primary and secondary roofs
• Dormers

Exterior materials

• Brick
• Wood siding
• Coursed cedar shingles
• Asphalt shingle roofs

Articulation

• Columns
• Porches with painted Doric columns
• Detailed headers and sills (in wood or brick)
• Double-hung windows
• Heavy wood sills
• Arched brick lintels
• Belt coursed masonry
• Wood soffits

This list describes the language of residential and small commercial buildings with shops below and homes or offices above. These are the essence of historic Streetsville. The list above was produced to help the client’s architect and the City to grapple with the recommendations in the Heritage Impact Assessment.

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Proposed Queen Street Elevation

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Recommended Alternate Elevation “A”

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Proposed detail at single bay

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Recommended Alternate Elevation “B”

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Proposed detail at single bay