Tony Butler started his masonry career on the restoration of 17th century inner city Birmingham, England.

He completed a contract with the Princes Trust before packing his tools for Canada.

Arriving in 1984, he started work in new construction of brick and stone which lasted for ten years before going back to restoration.  Tony is certified in Bricklaying and Stone Masonry.  He also hold certificates in Dry Stone Walling and Restoration Mortars.

Tony became Operations Manager for one of Canada's top Restoration firms. While working there he perceived the need for a medium sized firm that could complete a job from plinth to slate roof.

About Abbey

Abbey Masonry and Restoration was started in 2004.  Abbey completes every aspect of the work from budget pricing, permits, to execution of the work with a dedicated team.  This can take longer than storming a job with every trade needed.  The plus side is the attention to detail is not lost.   The art of restoration is to bring a building back to its former glory using the same or similar materials as the original trades would have used and worked them.  Abbey has completed numerous jobs for home owners, business, and institutes.  Abbey backs all of their work with a three year warranty.


St Elizabeth's Villa, Hamilton.

Chapel copper roof removal, install a blue skin membrane and re-install copper.

Front entrance stone piers and sign

Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate Convent, Ancaster.

Repairs to slate roof.

Install new copper hips and ridge flashing. 

Re-build supporting wall of stone gazebo.

Dismantle and re-build a 30 ft  four flue chimney.

St Paul's Presbyterian Church, Hamilton

Stone and mortar repairs to Nave walls.

Inside repairs to stone and plaster walls.

Steeple repairs, on the outside from a 170 ft crane stone and mortar repairs. Inside, grouting around stainless steel reinforcing rods.

St Cuthbert's Presbyterian church, Westdale.

Brick and mortar repair's to entire church.

Christ's Church Anglian Cathedral, Hamilton

Granite installation to outside stair walls.

Stone dressing, replacement and mortar repairs to rectory building.

Stone and mortar repairs to historic cock and hen boundary wall.

Sister Servant's of Mary Immaculate Convent, Toronto.

Re-solder lead coated copper roof of servants quarters.

Dismantle and rebuild a three flue stone chimney.

Remove a clay tile roof, install a blue skin membrane and re-install tile.

Remove a lead coated copper roof and replace with new. 

St Stanislaus R.C Church, Hamilton.

Re-build brick and stone bell tower, isolated brick and mortar repair to lower tower.

Mortar joint repairs to apse of church.

Slate repairs to Nave and apse roofs.

Front brick and stone piers.  Dismantle , redress stone and re-build.

St Mary's Church, Wilno.

Replacement of historic pebble-dash wall covering to outside walls.

Catholic Bishop of Hamilton's residence.

mortar joint repairs.

​Grace Anglican Church, Waterdown.

​A church built with random rubble stone.  Remove all old mortar from face.  Apply a new lime based mortar

to smooth out the wall. A lime putty squared raised rib joint was the installed.

St Paul the Apostle, Burlington.

​Interior steeplejack services.

St. Johns R.C. Church, Burlington.

Repairs to stain glass panels and installation of storm windows.