The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) had a unique problem, in that a Chimney Swift bird had moved into their chimney at St. Raymond Elementary School. The Chimney Swift is considered a threatened species, so the TCDSB had to construct a habitat for it.
We have worked on other projects with the TCDSB, and were happy to be chosen as the Prime Contractor for this unique project. Work included excavation, concrete footings and foundations, and masonry construction. Masonry joints were left un-pointed on interior side of chimney to provide optimal nesting conditions. Kohn Shnier Architects were the consultant on this project.
Here’s a story about this project and the Chimney Swift that aired on City News Toronto: