Quintessential King West, this brick-and-beam property had many of its original features altered, covered up or removed over the years. Wanting to expand its offering of premium office and retail space along King West, Allied's project goals were deceptively simple: Upgrade the building to meet current building code requirements, and to enhance the heritage character of the building while doing so. Much-needed restoration work was conducted on the exterior brick, and a carriageway designed for horse-drawn carts, was decked with cobble paving stones to provide an elevated pedestrian experience. Custom murals were commissioned to enhance the experience of tenant and restaurant guest. Relocating stairwells, replaced elevators, re-graded building entrances, reinforced structures and reconfigured load-bearing walls; close to everything in the building was augmented to accommodate the tight cluster of new uses envisioned for the space. The result is a highly accessible and attractive historic property with spaces of distinguished and unique quality in the King West neighbourhood.