On December 5th at 2pm, the new owners of 78 Hurontario Street, Andrew and Lynda Conway, will be unveiling the restored facade of this heritage building. For the last six months this building has been covered in construction barriers while extensive interior demolition and restorations occur. On Dec 5th the hording comes down and the community will see the new store front and the restored brick work.
"Andrew & Lynda were in the market for a Collingwood Heritage building they could purchase, restore and lease" says Patrick Egan, a long-time commercial broker now working with Royal LePage Locations North. "They loved the character of the building, and were immediately able to visualize its aesthetic potential. Of course, they also understood the long-term financial opportunity of a business property on Collingwood's vibrant commercial Main Street"
Originally built in 1880, "it was quite a process to restore the building. The foundation had to be reinforced, a new store front has been installed replacing the 1950 stucco, the brickwork repaired and in some cases replaced with reclaimed brick from the same era" recalls Lynda Conway, an engineer from Toronto. After taking it back to base building over the past six months, it is now being brought back to life while meeting heritage standards with the help of the Town of Collingwood, BIA, Neil McAvoy of Country Wide Enterprises, Jim Grayson of Osprey Millwood, Kostic Demolition, AM Roofing, JB Finishing, and James Cassidy of Clearlite Electrical.
"We are excited and proud to share our results with the community of Collingwood. I'm sure our neighbours are curious after all this time! We are extremely grateful for their support and patience with the process," said Andrew Conway. He welcomes all to join the brief unveiling event. "It is also an opportunity to give special thanks and recognition to our valued local contractors and partners, and offer a huge welcome to our new tenant." You will have to attend the event to find out who that is!
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