Case Studies
Recapture past glory with documented sites
Case studies that record the often forgotten history of Canada’s citizens and industries,
They are our lagacy as Canadians living today.

Recapture past glory with documented sites

Case studies record the often forgotten history of Canada’s citizens and industries. Documenting historic Canadian buildings like Maple Leaf Gardens (1931) or lesser known residences like the Coach House cum Garage (1912) of the Spadina Museum, in Toronto, recapture some of their past glory. These and others, to be added, provide all visitors with true reports of the HVACR technologies that changed society, with a look at behind-the-scenes events, lifestyles and families that dot our past. They are our legacy as Canadians living today.


Spadina Museum Garage

Heritage aspects of the heating system

Built around 1912 as a major renovation to Spadina House, the new garage replaced the old drive shed heralding the arrival of the automobile. Consumer demand was driving the change from solid fuel to oil-fired burners bringing with it a cleaner, less labour intensive lifestyle.
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Maple Leaf Gardens

Mechanical & ice making systems

Conn Smythe’s vision was to build a spectacular, world-class facility for his newly acquired Toronto Maple Leafs. We take a brief look at the mechanical systems and ice making equipment as they existed in 1993, over 60 years after Maple Leaf Gardens was built.
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