The Metalworks was recognized at Queen’s Park by the Ontario Association of Architects for part of their World Architecture Day celebration. MPPs from across the province were asked to submit architecturally significant buildings within their ridings for consideration. The OAA received approximately 80 submissions and narrowed it down to 8 sites to present at an exhibition at Queen’s Park on December 10th, 2019.
Some of the attributes that were considered in this selection were the adaptive reuse of the site, the attention to the heritage components, as well as the functional use and design of the overall site. The 8-acre site has a storied past, once home to Guelph’s industrial history, including a grist mill, metalworking factory, and a distillery. Located on the site is a heritage building that is repurposed for commercial use and is now home to Spring Mill Distillery, office space, as well as an anticipated future restaurant.
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