Simmons Building

Location: East Village, Calgary AB

Category: Retail

Formerly bedding manufacturer’s warehouse. Windows and mechanical systems repaired, contaminated materials removed, floors refinished and new fire protection systems installed. Once tenants were selected, CMLC modernized the structure while preserving and restoring elements with significant heritage value, including 36 solid fir pillars, 22 metal radiators, some of the building’s brickwork and its metal barn doors. The north side of the Simmons building was opened up to provide spectacular views of the Bow River.

Owner: City of Calgary (Calgary Municipal Land Corporation)

Architect: Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative