Dundas History Museum
The project for Dundas History Museum located in Dundas, Ontario included renovations and an addition to connect two existing buildings, a two-storey heritage home and a two-storey building. The buildings totaled almost 15,000 square feet combined. The buildings were combined with a 570 square foot addition.
The new addition involved the construction of a main lobby area featuring a front entrance and a rear entrance equipped with a ramp to meet ADOA requirements. The lobby area also included a new reception and an LU/LA elevator for accessibility to the second floor where the galleries are located.
Interior and exterior renovations were performed on the two existing buildings. A number of historical elements were preserved and restored in the heritage home, including showing the layout on the roof of the existing walls which were removed in the education centre, and displaying the original red floors in the kitchen which were to signify the servants’ quarters in the past. This building was transformed into an educational, meeting and office area. The other existing building was renovated to accommodate two new galleries, an archive room and a gallery reference room.