Eyer Wideman Youth Centre

 

Award:  2012 Award of Excellence for Innovation from PRO (Parks and Recreation Ontario)

 

Owner:  Town of Richmond Hill

Project Cost:  $2.55 M  (Incl. Landscape)

Project Completion:  August 2011

 

Structural:James Knight & Associates

Mechanical/Electrical:MMM Group

Landscape Architect:Northwood Associates

 

This frame Georgian house sits on a 7 acre site acquired as a parkland dedication from the developers of the adjacent residential subdivision.  The house, dating from 1828, has been restored and adapted to create a youth-oriented community centre.  Elsewhere on the site, a ropes challenge course has been constructed.  

 

Work includes raising the building to meet current adjacent grades, re-building rubble stone foundation walls, replacing deteriorated timber sills, strengthening floor structures, the addition of a sustainable radiant geothermal heating and cooling system, the replication of former porches based on photographic evidence, and renewing interior and exterior finishes and features.