A Historic Landmark Redefined. Downtown Collingwood's Luxury Boutique Hotel. Coming Soon to Third and Pine.
The VanderMarck Boutique Hotel is a completely renovated, heritage designated property located in Collingwood’s downtown core. The hotel boasts a beautiful outdoor common area where guests can relax. There are eight (8) suites, located on three floors accessible only by the original staircase.
The house has a unique history, built in 1912 for the town doctor and onetime Mayor Joseph Arthur, by renowned Toronto Architect Eden Smith. We have re-imagined this old house with one goal, creating a memorable experience for our guests. Everything throughout has been selected with care, including the beautiful photography, luxury linens, accessories, handcrafted bath products, and tea from nearby Blue Mountain Tea Co.
Exterior environment design in collaboration w/ S Young Design, Exterior project management S Young Design.
Cobourg installs 2 new lifeguard stations at Victoria Beach!
With the old lifeguard stations at Victoria Beach in Cobourg, Ontario showing their age, the town decided to work with SCR to design and build 2 new lifeguard stations that reflected the towns unique spirit for summer 2018.
According to town staff, the existing stations had been in place for about 15 years, and not only were they showing their age but limited the ability of lifeguards to get on and off the platform safely. With the new design we would work to solve these concerns as well as create adequate shelter and storage for items like paddle boards and volleyball nets.
Photo credits; sunset: Nicholas Tinkl, Lifeguards on duty: Dominik Wisniewski/Northumberland News
The Sheguiandah Site (BlHl-2) is a National Historic Site designated by Parks Canada, based on its age and the ancient quarry pits in the quartzite knoll, and stone tool workshops dating back about 11,000 years. The Sheguiandah Archaeological Site is dedicated to preserving, studying, exhibiting collections of artifacts that tell the story of the Anishinabek and earlier indigenous cultures who lived and worked on the site.
In the second phase of the development of the Sheguiandah Archaeological Site SCR designed 10 Metal Cutout Art Installations, along with Trail Signage and graphics. The Art Installations were respectfully designed and crafted, with the goal preserving the history, integrity and beauty of the site, bringing a radiant sense of identity. The Sheguiandah Archaeological Site will be offering guided tours of the hilltop site starting summer 2019.
SCR has been lucky enough to get to work on developing this project with the Town of NEMI and the help of Dr. Patrick Julig.
In the country hills lay the saddest little drive in shed with big dreams.
Repurposing this old building on their property has been a 10 year dream in the making for our farmhouse clients. With the desire to make this building a hub for social activity for friends and family alike, to come and enjoy. Connecting the properties tennis court and soon to be lap pool the building will serve multiple purposes for relaxing hanging out or showering after a big match or dip in the pool.
Project Management By: Nigel Roberts
Wasaga Beach just might be a concept designers oasis. While flanking towns have at least a couple hundred years of urban development history, Wasaga has remained holiday destination for blue collar famies since the late 1800’s. On November 30, 2007, a major fire destroyed about 70% of the main street pedestrian mall. Left with no Downtown or main street to speak of, there is little architectural history left here to draw from. What the town does have to offer is vacationers and residents is memories. The "Golden Age" so to speak, peaked in the late 1960’s. It was with a nod to this era (trying hard not to make it parody) that a design for a new Main Street was achieved. With the goal of bringing tourists and residents alike back to the heart of the community and the the beach, the new temporary main Street Market smacks of the easy, freewheeling, outdoorsy experience from those days of yore; while bringing it up to speed with the more savvy urban multicultural tourist that now frequents Wasaga Beach. Design for the community and its future!
1. Beach Drive, Wasaga Beach. Shipping Container Retail, designed with a retro beach vibe, Beach Drive Wasaga Beach. This project sits on land which has sat vacant since the big fire of 2007. It will bring opportunity for small business, making It is a welcome addition to the beach front community showing signs of revitalization. 10 units to be available, please contact us for leasing information. firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Kowabunga Paddle, Wasaga Beach. This Hawaiian inspired surf shack was created from two shipping containers as retail environment and beach rentals business. Located on Beach Dr. the heart of Wasaga Beach's main drag.
The Little Current through Canada's 150 years, a Community Mural is presented in a time line from right to left, as a historic and geographic reference. The very most right side of the mural depicts the Anishinaabe migrating to the Island after the war of 1812. Next comes the logging industry, in the background appears Picnic Island and Red Mills logging facility. The Logging industry was a mainstay in Little Current from its inception in 1860 through the 1900's. This takes us to Down Town Little Current circa 1920, the road by the docks morphs into the water where at the center most point of the mural The Centennial Logo and Town of Little Current are honored. On the Left side The Hiawatha, Little Current's first car ferry. We come next to Little Current's famous 104 year old Swing Bridge depicted with the first train moving across its tracks to Goat Island, where we see the Goat Island Coal Docks. West of the coal docks is the Strawberry Island Light House. The Mural's finally is on the far left side and is in honor of Anishinaabe, depicted is a Thunder Bird rising with the sun rise with flames from the back, symbolizing the people of the three fires who were Manitoulin's first settlers.
To depict Little Currents history and culture Ryan chose a Graphic Novel type styling combined with a more simplistic style as to not overwhelm, the colors bold and vibrant. Details are minimized while outlines and form are maximized for ultimate visual impact. Engaging viewers young and old, the mural its self will withstand passing trends.
Foam, fiberglass and steel oh my. Ryan has done quite a few sculptures for retail, aquatic centres, amusement parks and so on. Lots of feature character fabrication. This pirate skull is pretty impressive even if we do say so. Standing over 10' high and perched atop a building street side... It's hard to miss! This Pirate themed, eighteen hole Miniature Golf is a joint design/build effort between Garry Sawatzky (Adventure Design Ltd.) and Ryan and is located at 104 Main Street, Wasaga Beach.
In the heart of downtown Collingwood can be found the coziest little tea shop, The Blue Mountain Tea Company motto, "De-stressing the world, 1 cup at a time"... Tea brings peace, energy, relaxation, contemplation - it supports quiet times or lively conversation. What a joy working on this project was, owner Katherine Maxwell is a true delight. The inspiration for the space was simple due to our beautiful surroundings and Katherine's welcoming energy. Natural and industrial materials and textures were used in a modern way to create an open inviting space where the tea does the talking!