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16 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 It is wonderful to see that most if not all of the building owners in our fair town continually strive to keep the appearances of the facades both historic and tidy. The recent transition of the Pantry Shelf building Water Street across from the park is no exception. The latest makeover of this beauti- ful old building is quite different from other facelifts in town. The reason is the owners employed Ivan Mateljan a specialist in the age old craft of cop- persmithing. Ivan has been honing his craft as long as he can remember tak- ing over the business from his father who still keeps active in every job. Many of the domes you see on churches and mosques are the result of Ivans artistic handy work and when he had an opportunity to com- plete the face of the building at 172 Water Street he jumped at the chance. Ivan recently moved to Green- bank and loves the area. He has lived in various parts of the world and be- ing born in France to a family of con- tractors has always been involved in construction of one sort or another. His unique skill as a coppersmith has offered him opportunities on various projects. I recall the major renovation we did at Pioneer Village Ivan recol- lected. It was a great deal of work but very satisfying to see the age old buildings restored to their original lustre. Ivans company FM Enterprises started by his father Frank oper- ates out of their plant in Thornhill. They have completed many high-end private homes for some of Torontos most well-known personalities. They are one of the few companies that cre- ate construct and install giant copper domes for many religious buildings from Cabbagetown to the Bahamas.