Completion of the re-roof project at the historic Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia marks the culmination of a massive four-phase, 22-year renovation plan. The Cathedral—built originally in 1894—was the first church in Vancouver and began with a cedar shake roof. Over the years, various additions and modifications were undertaken but none contributed significantly to the historic structure’s long-term sustainability.
In 1995, a formal plan was undertaken to make the Cathedral structurally sound and to meet seismic stabilization requirements. Aesthetic and acoustical upgrades, along with basic functional improvements, were also included in the multi-phase plan.