Here is perhaps the ultimate design challenge. How to design something necessary and exceedingly practical, and make it a positive landmark feature in a pleasant natural setting. Within the Town of Oakville’s standards for public washrooms, Quartek explored the nautical theme embedded in the master plan for Bronte Park. The result is a utilitarian-programmed washroom building which expresses the kinetic energy of a sailboat. Quartek provided comprehensive architectural, structural, civil and electrical designs, and contract administration services. The next time you are in Bronte, go and visit this little gem.
… and incidentally, many people don’t know that Bronte was named for the Duke of Bronte, Bronte being a town in Sicily. The dukedom was created by King Ferdinand III of Sicily in 1799, and granted to Admiral Horatio Nelson – the former Town of Bronte being located in the former Township of Trafalgar