Before & After: Two Architects Bring Balance to a Shaky Toronto Home

LAMAS Architecture gets to the root of the problem by shoring up its unsettled foundation and fixing damage from a fallen tree.

It all started with a Norway maple. Tall and leafy, the decades-old tree stood on the west side of a triangular lot in Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood, bringing shade to the front yard of a 1914 home. The maple, along with the historic character of the house and its close proximity to the University of Toronto, attracted James Macgillivray and Vivian Lee, the husband-and-wife team behind LAMAS Architecture.

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