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Do I need an architect?

J. Glenwood
last month

We are doings a full gut reno of a 3 storey Edwardian in Toronto. Going down to the brick and replacing all electrical, plumbing, adding HVAC, new roof, floors, etc. There is a significant structural wall coming down on the main floor and we’re reworking an old servery and mudroom at the back of the house to open it and add large glass windows & doors. We arent doing any extensions but are altering some windows and doorways. My GC and designer said i didnt need an architect (just engineers) but are now saying i need one to produce exterior drawings in order to get permits. Im confused, do I really need an architect for a mainly interior reno?

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