Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum

attributed to E.R.A. Architects Inc.

Year:                      2009 to 2012
Location:             Woodbine Ave., Gormley, ON
Consultants:       Blackwell Bowick, Smith + Andersen

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum is dedicated to the history of Stouffville and its agricultural heritage.  Previously, the museum, archival storage and administration space were housed in a grouping of small heritage buildings which included two one-room schools and a house.

The purpose of the new building is to provide additional exhibition, administration, community, and archival storage spaces and to connect two of the existing buildings providing barrier-free access throughout.  The new spaces allow for the conversion of the existing heritage buildings back to their original state for use as exhibition and event space.  The simple design of the building is intended to reduce the visual impact on the heritage buildings.