John McKenzie House Slate Roof Restoration Project
The John McKenzie House Slate Roof Project has begun!
The restoration team mobilized on-site in early April to begin raising the scaffolding. By early May, the house was surrounded by an impressive scaffold system and the roofers had begun demolishing the existing asphalt shingle roof and laying the waterproof membrane for the new slate roof.
With much of the demolition done, the shingles are now being laid on both the main and coach house roofs of John McKenzie House.
We're very excited about the opportunity to preserve this historic Willowdale landmark with a roof that can last over 100 years.
Read on to see the project develop from Day 1 to completion.
Since saving John McKenzie House from demolition in 1993, the Ontario Historical Society has invested countless hours of staff time and over $750,000 of our own resources to help restore and maintain this valuable piece of our heritage. In 2013, the OHS worked with the City of Toronto and the Ontario Heritage Trust to secure a heritage conservation easement for the house and surrounding property, guaranteeing its protection for generations to come.
Thank you to everyone who generously donated their time and resources to support this project!
As we continue to upgrade and maintain this historic Willowdale landmark, we need your support. All donations will receive charitable tax-receipts.
Stay tuned!! Plenty more to come...