Burlingame Rd., Etobicoke, Ontario

Etobicoke Creek interior and exterior renovation and single storey back addition. This project involved demolishing the existing roof and front and back brick walls for basically a total gut job and almost full tear down. All that was left were the existing foundations and two small existing side exterior brick walls. A new addition was put on the back adjoining the existing foundations, all new interiors, and new front exterior wall of house. A new front entrance was designed and relocated, and all new windows & door openings. The interior was totally changed via all of the existing interior partitions being removed, with a new design layout made for the first floor and basement floor plan. The interiors include a cathedral ceiling in the great room, three new washrooms, new kitchen, mudroom and laundry room with a special dog wash area, 2 basement bedrooms, basement bar and rec. room area. Exterior Stone, stucco and brick.


Building Permit was obtained, as well as Toronto Conservation Authority Approval. Project had Ravine By-laws to deal with, & tree protection requirements. There were site area clarifications done for the city and MPAC of which we proved that the site area, and “table land” were larger then registered on the MPAC assessment and therefore no C of A hearing was required and we were within zoning!!



This is a view of the back of the new house facing the Etobicoke Creek. The owner in the door way.

The left side behind the chairs I had proposed more stone to balance the window on the right and to mimic the

fire place stone on the interior, but was overruled by the client. Worth the discussion anyway I think.



Front of house in the winter a few years later.



Inside the “Great Room” with fire place with glimpse out the doorway to the forest

of the ravine of the Etobicoke Creek.


Sliding doorway to backyard and a glimpse of the ravine and the eating area in the Great Room.


New kitchen in the great room.


New kitchen in the great room.


New kitchen in the great room.


The new kitchen in the great room w/ the cathedral ceiling.


The new gas fireplace in the great room.


Ceiling in the main entry hall.


New powder room. Every room in the house is newly created.


Site Plan




First floor and basement Plan


Wall Sections