Our New Home – Renovation Updates

  • December 2023 renovation update – Starting on the elevator (19 December 2023)
    This report includes discussion of the scope of the project, its finances and architects renderings of the main spaces. Construction documents for tendering are now complete and the four-week tendering process has begun. We are waiting for some permits from the city.
  • November 2023 renovation update – Report to the Congregation (11 November 2023)
    This report includes discussion of the scope of the project, its finances and architects renderings of the main spaces. Construction documents for tendering are now complete and the four-week tendering process has begun. We are waiting for some permits from the city.
  • October 2023 renovation update – Demolition continues (19 October 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.
  • August 2023 renovation update – 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)
    Read other posts about our renovation 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)
  • 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.