Following message is from Michael Harrison:
At its meeting of October 3, 2013 the Toronto Preservation Board
adopted an amended recommendation (to delete the interior space from the
list of historical attributes) from planning staff on the intent to
designate the Wesley Mimico United Church under the Ontario Heritage
The adopted report will now report into Etobicoke York Community
Council on October 17, 2013.
The report can be found here:
Any submissions to the Toronto Preservation Board will travel with the
report. However if you wish to add additional comments, or were not
able to provide any comments the first time, you can do so by simply
clicking the “submit comments” button on the top of the webpage (link
Back stories regarding the Wesley Mimico redevelopment can be found here.
My summary, which I found it of much interest to research and write, of the factors at play regarding this story can be found here:
An Oct. 5, 2012 architectural report (that is, from a year ago) referenced in the above-noted City of Toronto report can be found here. The latter report includes information about the introduction of steel-frame technology to Canada.
The report claims that the second addition to the church was completed in 1958. A 1954 newspaper article indicates, however, that the addition was in fact completed some years earlier. A city of Toronto staff report indicates that it was completed in 1953.