The Walper Hotel has won the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. BNKC was at Queen’s Park to proudly accept the award from Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Congratulations to the entire team!
The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards celebrate individuals, groups and communities for their exceptional contributions to heritage conservation – cultural and natural, tangible and intangible.
The Walper Hotel was originally built in 1893 and was designated as a historic landmark under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1983. Despite hosting many notable guests in its heyday, hotel fell out of fashion and declined into a state of disrepair until Perimeter Development saw the opportunity to restore the hotel to it’s former glory.
BNKC Architects was hired as the base building and restoration architect to give the property a much-needed face-lift. Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, Jill Greaves Design and Dialogue 38 combined efforts for the hotel’s interiors. The Walper now greets guests with 92 unique rooms that exude a hip, boutique vibe rivaling similar restored establishments in Toronto, and abroad.