Honourable W.C. Kennedy Collegiate

Constructed in 1929, Honourable W.C. Kennedy Collegiate Institute represents the most significant academic English Gothic revival structure in Windsor. The high school’s exterior showcases remarkable architectural forms and detailing which include cast precast stone, brick masonry, leaded windows and wood exterior doors. The interior is treated with vaulting and archways in significant nodes and spaces and has significant plaster works, stone and woodworks.

JPTA’s exterior masonry restoration work included the complete restoration of the school’s north façade – which is its crowning jewel. The process involved: removing stone piece-by-piece; exposing the existing structure; installing new structural steel where needed; numbering and cataloguing all existing stone; casting new stone where existing stone was failed in any way; re-installing all existing and new stone; new leaded glass thermally broken windows; new wood doors; and, re-roofing and parapet work.

JPTA completed the design and specification work in collaboration with ERA Architects. The final product is a complete and authentic reconstruction of the original stone and masonry design.

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