Our New Home – Renovation Updates

We’re on the move to a new home!

Until our new home at 473 Oakwood Ave is ready, we will gather 10:30 am on Sunday mornings at our temporary location, Oakwood Collegiate Institute (OCI), 991 St Clair Ave West. (How to get to OCI.). We also stream our Sunday services at 10:30 on Zoom and YouTube. You are very welcome to join us in person or online.

  • Construction has started at our new home (29 August 2023)
    After many months of planning, estimating and revising, the renovation of 473 Oakwood is actually underway! We still have final estimates to obtain and financial hurdles to address. Nonetheless, we are taking the first physical steps toward having our new home ready  in early 2025.
  • A New Home in a New Community (31 October 2022)
    We invite you to participate in Project 473, First’s Capital Campaign. Your contribution will help First build a modern, accessible, and environmentally sustainable new home and a much-needed community space at 473 Oakwood Avenue. Learn more about our journey to 473 Oakwood and Project 473.
  • Video Tour of 473 Oakwood Ave (11 September 2022)
    After the service on Sunday September 11, 2022 Karen Dunk-Green led a group of Toronto First members on a tour of the not yet renovated building. Watch a video of that tour. Learn more about our journey to 473 Oakwood.
  • Saying goodbye to our home on St Clair in June 2022 (28 April 2022)
    Our last in-person service at 175 St Clair West was held on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Our stained glass tower was dismantled and put into storage soon after. We moved out of this building at the end of June. We will move into our new home at 473 Oakwood Ave in early 2024. In the meantime, we will hold online services for the summer and move to hybrid services (in-person and online) starting in September at Oakwood Collegiate Institute.