2013 Heritage Toronto Awards Nominee
Complections College of Makeup Art and Design
110 Lombard Street
Commissioned by: Complections College of Makeup Art and Design
Architectural/Design Firm: CS&P Architects Inc.
Heritage Consultant: William N. Greer
Craftsperson/Contractor: Venture Construction Services Ltd.
The Lombard Street Fire Hall was designed by architect David Roberts Jr. in the Romanesque Revival style, constructed in 1886, and expanded in 1895. From the 1960s on, it was the home of Second City dinner theatre, and then Gilda’s Club. This project involved the adaptive re-use of the building to house the Complections College. Upper floors were repartitioned into classrooms and administrative space. The principal room on the main floor was renovated to accommodate a new retail space, which included the replacement of non-original doors in the two large, round-arched openings with storefront glass within the original wood framing. Exterior brick work was repaired, and the original west entrance hall and three-storey staircase were repainted.