DESIGN Projects

Charles Pachter has worked as an architectural designer, restoring more than 20 derelict buildings in downtown Toronto in the 70s and 80s, and a studio in Miami Beach where he wintered from 1993-1999.
In 2004 he converted a former ice storage warehouse on Lake Simcoe into a summer studio and residence, and in 2013 he converted an 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 are being completed, one brand new, the other a restoration of an 1890s Victorian.

 

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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

atwood newman

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 1995: 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

MOFO moose sculpture installed  gdn to tree copy  moose on high copy

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New house under construction on the historic street in Orillia where Group of Seven painter Franklin Carmichael grew up.

 

 

 

 

    

This old Victorian to be gutted and re-purposed as a gallery and residence opening on to garden of existing Moose Factory of Orillia

 

 

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