Larkin Architect Limited

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate

Guelph, Ontario

In 2015 Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate received the Peter Stokes Restoration Award/Corporate from the ACO (Architectural Conservancy Ontario).

In 2021 Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate received the Award of Excellence for Category: Adaptive Reuse/Heritage from the Guelph Urban Design Awards.



Larkin Architect Limited was retained to renovate the interior of this iconic National Historic Site acclaimed for being an exemplary representative of High Victorian, French Gothic Revival style. Our approach was guided by respect for the parish’s desire to maintain the rich Catholic Tradition, heritage, and familiarity of their historic church while providing for the needs of an active, living parish well into the future. Non-gothic revival elements were transformed to better represent the building’s style and the main architectural elements such as the nave arches, triforium walls, and side-aisle windows were reinforced to create a cohesive, historically consistent environment. Lighting upgrades, new floor finishes, and restored pews contribute to the overall interior enhancement.