Art and Heritage: Toronto Development in Context
A registered architect and founding partner of ERA Architects, Michael McClelland (CAHP OAA FRAIC) specializes in heritage conservation, heritage planning, and urban design. Having begun his career in municipal government, most notably for the Toronto Historical Board, Michael continues to work with a wide range of public and private stakeholders.
Michael was the coordinating architect for the Distillery District and the heritage architect for a number of significant Toronto projects, including the ROM Renaissance with Daniel Libeskind Studio, the Art Gallery of Ontario Transformation with Frank Gehry, Bridgepoint Health’s conversion of the historic Don Jail, and Evergreen Foundation’s adaptive reuse of the Don Valley Brick Works.
Michael frequently contributes to the discourse surrounding heritage architecture and landscape architecture in Canada. He has taught at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, has published numerous articles, and is the editor of a number of publications and books, including The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood (2016) and Concrete Toronto (2007). He has received numerous awards and honours over the course of his career, including recognition from the Ontario Association of Architects and the Toronto Society of Architects for his contribution to the built environment and to the profession of architecture. Michael is the Vice President of ICOMOS Canada, and a member of the Stewardship Council of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF).
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