Niagara Falls, Ontario
This project consisted of an entire gut renovation of a decommissioned Niagara Regional Police station on Morrison Street in downtown Niagara Falls. The 1,477 square-metre building was constructed in 1975 and housed the Niagara Falls police until 2016. Now owned by the City of Niagara Falls, RAAI was engaged in 2017 to renovate the existing 1975 building.
The scope of work included complete interior and exterior renovations which added a new clerestory to provide natural light at the main entrance, new exterior cladding, new glass fiber reinforced concrete panels, all new glazing throughout, a new roof assembly, new interior finishes and partitions, new doors with finish hardware and new entrances to the building. New lighting and landscaping features provide a refreshed look that integrates well with the newly-revamped Niagara Falls City Hall. The newly renovated building is compliant with SB-10 Energy Efficiency Requirements.
The City of Niagara Falls honoured Wayne Thomson, a Niagara Falls councillor and former mayor, by naming the building after him. The project was completed in the Fall of 2019.