Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Year: 2009

A proposed addition to provide frontage and street address for a basement restaurant. The addition includes a new commercial barrier free elevator and stairs to basement, providing access to the basement and ground floor restaurant from street level. The addition is conceived as a gateway into the courtyard at rear by employing cast glass and illumination at night.

Challenges included a tight site bounded by an historic structure, an existing modern stair addition, the relocation of existing refuse enclosure, as well as the acquisition of heritage and committee of adjustment approvals.