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West Ellesmere United Church

LAST UPDATE: November 3 2021

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Image courtesy of cubecom.ca

Image courtesy of cubecom.ca

AT RISK INFORMATION
At risk status:
This building is at risk

Info:

In late October 2021, 37 Marchington Circle was put up for sale for $7 million and marketed as a residenital development opportunity. Part or all of the property's existing structures, which have no heritage designation status, could be demolished once the sale goes through.

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
West Ellesmere United Church
37 Marchington Circle
Wexford/Maryvale, Scarborough

Occupant:
West Ellesmere United Church

First Occupant:
West Ellesmere United Church

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Alternate names:
Ellesmere Montessori School

Notes:

West Ellesmere United Church was completed in 1958, designed by architectural firm Craig & Zeidler.  This unique building features parabolic glulam arches with a north-facing clerestory at the intersection of the two roof planes.  The facade is finished with natural stones quarried from Napanee and is perforated with small glass openings. Construction of the Christian Education Centre, which faces onto Scotswood Road, began in 1961.  

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
1958

Map:
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Companies:
The following companies are associated with this building
  • - McGregor and Beynon
  • - L.C. Scott Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Architect - Craig Zeidler Strong Architects  <-- More buildings by this architect.
  • Engineer - Carruthers and Wallace

BUILDING DATA
Type:
Religious

Current use:
Religious , Church

Former use:
Educational

Heritage:
No heritage status

Main Style:
Mid-century Expressionist   <--  More buildings in this style.

Sources:

Sources

  1. Aerial Photo
    Author - Toronto Archives
    Date - 1959
    Notes - The first aerial image of the building appears in the digital library of the Toronto Archives in 1959. It isn´t present in 1957 and 1958 is missing from the archives, hence the estimated year of completion is 1959.
    More information

  2. R.A.I.C. Journal, v.37 no.10 (1960)
    Author - R.A.I.C.
    Date - October, 1960
    Page - 421
    Document - fb828d59.pdf
    More information

  3. For Sale: 37 MARCHINGTON CIRC
    Author - Realtor.ca
    Date - Late October 2021
    More information

  4. RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT: 37 Marchington Circle
    Author - Cushman & Wakefield
    More information

  5. Entire church and school is on sale in Toronto for $7 million
    Author - Misha Gajewski
    Date - November 3, 2021
    More information

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