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Restoration Projects

Central Presbyterian Church

Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Client: Central Presbyterian Church

This landmark church was one of the first built works by John Lyle, the architect of Toronto Union Station, Royal Alexander Theatre and the RMC memorial Arch. John Lyle one of the leading Canadian architects of his generation was the subject of an exhibition at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre in 1982.

A master plan prepared by SZA identified repair and restoration issues; solutions anda multi-phase plan that suited the available funds. Six phases have since been completed following the Master Plan.

The work in the first phase included repairs and reconstruction of the stone and brick tower, copper roofs and flashings and stained glass. The work included reconstructing carved stone details including balustrades and decorative corner piers on the tower.

The seventh phase of the work, stain glass restoration, is underway. It will be completed in the fall of 2011.


Shoalts & Zaback Architects Ltd.