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J.P. Thomson

Another tour today, on what is quickly becoming Tour Week 🙂 Also this is one of the participants for Doors Open 2008. Doors Open is occurring on Sunday September 28th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Make sure you mark your calendars.

Download a copy of the 2008 Doors Open Brochure by clicking here.

Originally St. Paul’s Church, the building became available when due to a shrinking congregation the building was put up for sale.

The building was built in 1948, and was designed by the architectural firm J.P. Thomson, who rehabbed the building and have reused it as their offices.

The firm received a built heritage award for this innovative example of adaptive reuse.

The interior has been stripped down to its shell, and completely adapted to its new use.

A view of the lobby.

The upper area, which was originally the Priest’s residence has been converted into a large conference room, with a view overlooking the office. They also have a shower upstairs for the use of employees who bike to work. It’s refreshing to see that.

It’s a great example of thinking outside of the box, and reusing structures that we have, rather then tearing them down and sending them to the landfill.

Don’t forget Doors Open on the 28th, J.P. Thomson and 22 other of Windsor’s Heritage Buildings open up for free tours.

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