Thirty three church conversions in Toronto – Table 1 from Hackworth and Gullikson (2013)
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.”
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.
|Name of Church [see note ‘a’ below]||Name of Condo or Project [see note ‘a’ below]||Status||Eventual or current use|
|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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