The Magic Lives On

If walls could talk, what captivating stories would be told? What if those stories are told by the walls of a 122-year-old building in one of Canada’s oldest cities?

The Grand Old Lady of ShuterThe Grand Old Lady of Shuter

Cold Weather Construction

Across North America, cargo shorts, Capri pants and flip-flops are relegated to the back of the closet, with parkas, sweaters and boots taking their place. And just as we winterize our bodies and our cars with warm clothes and snow tires, we do much the same to our houses in preparation for the cold months ahead, from cleaning out gutters to sealing cracks around windows and doors, wrapping pipes with insulation, replacing the furnace filter, draining water from the outside faucet and – if there is a fireplace or woodstove – stocking up on firewood. And those who fail to prepare often pay the price with drafts and high heating costs or, even worse, mould, moisture damage or frozen pipes.

January 22, 2018, 8:59 PM EST