Thirty three church conversions in Toronto – Table 1 from Hackworth and Gullikson (2013)

Update

A June 4, 2018 CBC article is entitled: “This pastor closed his church: Graham Singh is saving a Montreal church by first closing the doors, then opening them wider than ever.”

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In a previous post, I have summarized a paper by Hackworth and Gullikson (2013) regarding church conversions in Toronto.

Below is a table from the paper, which is based upon church conversions from 1987 until relatively recently.

Still more recent projects, such as the Asbury and West United Church project, among others, are not included on the list.

In a separate post, I will share a second table from the Hackworth and Gullikson (2013) paper in which the 33 projects on the table are sorted into categories, as outlined in my summary.

Conversions similar to proposed Wesley Mimico project

For purposes of situating the Wesley Mimico United Church project within a conceptual framework, it will be useful to list conversions from the Hackworth and Gullikson paper that are in a category similar to that of the Wesley Mimico project.

These are (with the current name in brackets):

      • St. James-Bond United Church (Living Life on the Ave. Retirement Residence) – Seniors Residence
      • St. Joseph’s Church ( St. Joseph’s Place) – Seniors Residence and Church
      • Hope United Church (Hope Centre) – Seniors Residence and Church
      • Canadian Martyrs Church (Hendrik’s Court) – Seniors Residence and Church
      • Bethel Baptist Church (Bethel Green Seniors Residence) – Seniors Residence and Church
      • Bedford Park United Church (Bedford Park Seniors’ Residence) – Seniors Residence and Church
      • St. Paul-Pietro Valdo Congregation of the United Church of Canada (Monaco Place) – Affordable Housing
      • Regent Park United Church (Toronto Christian Resource Centre) – Affordable Housing and Community Centre

In a separate post, I have reviewed the Bethel Green Seniors Residence project.


Table 1.  Basic background on recently converted churches in Toronto (Hackworth and Gullikson, 2013)
Name of Church [see note ‘a’ below] Name of Condo or Project [see note ‘a’ below] Status Eventual or current use
  1. Notes:

  2. aIn cases where the project or church was either un-named or unknown, the address of the development is used here.

  3. bUCC = United Church of Canada

  4. cpp = planning permit stage of the development process

  5. duc = under construction

Third Church of Christ, Scientist High Park Condominiums Completed High Rise Condominiums
Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church Victoria Lofts Completed Loft Condominiums
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church The Swanwick Heritage Lofts Completed Loft Condominiums
Centennial Methodist Church The Church Lofts Completed Loft Condominiums
Howard Park Methodist Church The Abbey Lofts Completed Loft Condominiums
111 Robinson Street/34 Claremont The Church Lofts/Claremont Hall Completed Loft Condominiums
11 Woodlawn Avenue Woodlawn Church Lofts Completed Loft Condominiums
Century Baptist Church Macpherson Church Lofts Completed Loft Condominiums
Assemblies of the First Born Euclid Lofts Completed Loft Condominiums
Portuguese 7th Day Adventist Church 506 College Street Completed Loft Condominiums
Eglinton Methodist Church St. George on Sheldrake Completed Loft Condominiums
St. Jude’s Anglican Church High Park Lofts Completed Loft Condominiums
Riverdale Presbyterian Church The Glebe Lofts Completed Loft Condominiums and Church
Dovercourt-St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Hepbourne Hall Completed Loft Condominiums and Church
College Street United Church The Channel Club Completed Loft Condominiums and Church
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Symphony Place Completed Loft Condominiums and Church
St. James-Bond United Church Living Life on the Ave. Retirement Res. Completed Seniors Residence
St. Joseph’s Church St. Joseph’s Place Completed Seniors Residence and Church
Hope United Church Hope Centre Completed Seniors Residence and Church
Canadian Martyrs Church Hendrik’s Court Completed Seniors Residence and Church
Bethel Baptist Church Bethel Green Seniors Residence Completed Seniors Residence and Church
Willoughby Baptist Church 754 Indian Road Completed Townhouses
Mount Zion Apostolic Church 106–108 Holland Park Avenue Completed Townhouses
Deer Park United Church 129 St. Clair Avenue In progress; ppc High Rise Condominiums
St. Mary the Virgin and St. Cyprian Church The Westmoreland Lofts In progress; pp Loft Condominiums
Bellefair United Church Bellefair Kew Beach Residences In progress; pp Loft Condominiums
St. Clements Anglican Church 169–175 Jones Avenue In progress; pp Loft Condominiums
Bedford Park United Church Bedford Park Seniors’ Residence In progress; pp Seniors Residence and Church
St. Paul-Pietro Valdo Congregation of the UCCb Monaco Place In progress; ucd Affordable Housing
Regent Park United Church Toronto Christian Resource Centre In progress; uc Aff. Housing and Community Centre
Czechoslovak Baptist Church Park Lofts In progress; uc Loft Condominiums
Epworth United/Methodist Church Seaton Village In progress; uc Townhouses
Christ Church St. James The Classics Townhouses In progress; uc Townhouses
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