Completion of the Bloor Street Viaduct generated expedient development throughout Toronto’s east end. The results were templated modest homes, practical yet largely deficient in space and natural light.

Glebeholme—a semi-detached sample of this house type—was elongated to reconfigure and expand living spaces. A window wall, strip windows and a lightwell puncturing the upper floor collaborated to deliver a luminous interior throughout. The house front was left untouched, as intervention was not required.