The following item by Mary Bella, speaking on behalf of a group of Mimico residents, appeared in Issue No. 196, April 15, 2012, of Built Heritage News published by Catherine Nasmith, Architect.
How can we help?
A group of Mimico residents is working towards preserving Wesley Mimico United Church, at Station Road and Mimico Avenue.
This church has been an important historical gathering place and landmark in our community for nearly 100 years, and was designed by one of the most prominent Canadian architectural firms of its time.
The congregation is no longer able to maintain/repair and make necessary renovations to its building, and is looking at redevelopment options — some including demolition.
There is more information available at this link about the issues, the church’s heritage, and how you can help.
We aim to bring the community and the congregation together to find solutions that will benefit all concerned while preserving this heritage building.
The first step in that process is increasing community awareness of the issues and challenges.
Many thanks — and please spread the word!
The church has proposed a building plan.