Award – 77 to 79 Simcoe Street


The Lex family took a derelict duplex and, with a talented crew of seasoned craftsmen, carefully gave it a fresh new look and new purpose.

The boarded up building across from the restored Tremont had been empty for five years. Although a major cleanup was the first order of business, the Lexes were encouraged to find most of the original trim and layout in place.

While the wood windows required extensive restoration and some new glazing, most were intact, including all of the original 6/6 windows at the back of both units.

The 2011 Heritage Award is the latest in a series of awards the Lexes have received for their commercial restoration work in downtown Collingwood.

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