DESIGN

Charles Pachter has worked as an architectural designer, restoring more than 20 derelict buildings in downtown Toronto in the 1970s and 80s, and a studio in Miami Beach where he wintered from 1993-1999.
In  2003 he converted a former ice storage warehouse on Lake Simcoe into a summer studio and residence where he painted for 12 years.  In 2013 he converted a former auto repair shop in downtown Orillia into a studio and showroom for his work.  A new residential addition was completed in March 2016. In 2017 2 more properties were restored, one brand new, the other a re-build of an 1890s Victorian.
In 2019-21 a new 2.5 storey wing is being built at the rear of his residence and studio at 22 Grange Ave in downtown Toronto.

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1232 Shaw St 1968-1974

CP 24R Artery 75

ARTISTS ALLIANCE & ARTERY Artists’ Co-op,
24 Ryerson Ave, 1974

loft Mar 75

Charles’ loft, Artists Alliance
24 Ryerson Ave 1974-78

2GP lv BA copy

2GP rear blacksmith shop B-A reno 78 copy copy 2

2 Grange Place residence & studio 1978-2004

Gracie's before & after

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GRACIE’S Restaurant, 508-10 Queen St W, 1980-82
The Scarborough Room, Margaret Atwood & Peter C. Newman

IGA Galleries 567 Queen St W 81

IGA supermarket at 567 Queen St W converted to galleries.

best TPF Trudeau 567 QSW

THE PAINTED FLAG Exhibition opened here, Nov. 1981

80 Bev

80 Bev fac BA

80 Beverley St, restored six-plex, 1987-1999

    
4 Sullivan St, Toronto 1980-81

MB before:After copy

cp paint pool feb95

Miami Beach 1993-1999: Trompe l’oeil “pool” painted over cement patio

 

THE ICE HOUSE Lake Simcoe

Lake Simcoe ICE HOUSE studio and residence –  2003-2014

 

52 Western Ave

MOFO comp

MOFO -MOOSE FACTORY OF ORILLIA 2012-2015

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Morning at MOFO Nov 9

corridor 2   dn to k Feb AM

dn ctyd   MOFO corridor

NEW GALLERIES & RESIDENTIAL ADDITION TO MOFO in Orillia, built July 2015-Mar 2016

 

  

SCOTTELGIN, new house built in 2016-17 on the historic street in downtown Orillia where Group of Seven painter Franklin Carmichael grew up.

 

    

2017-2018  PACHTERPLEX -Derelict Victorian gutted and re-built with galleries, conference rooms and residential facilities overlooking  garden of existing MOFO, Moose Factory of Orillia

 

New wing under construction in 2021 at 22 Grange Ave in downtown Toronto:

 

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