Last Sunday, St. Philip’s Anglican Church celebrated the recent completion of their renovated Church and Parish Hall—a $2.1M project managed by The Dalton Company—with a building rededication and Eucharist service. The project involved a host of much-needed enhancements to the exterior and interior of two, separate buildings to help revitalize the St. Philip’s community.
Close to 200 parishioners, church leaders and members of the project team attended the celebration, which began with a festive procession from the Parish to the Church.
The service began with a special ribbon cutting ceremony that featured parishioners of different generations.
After the service, attendees returned to the Parish Hall for a light lunch and a brief presentation, which included a special thanks to key project stakeholders from St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Dalton and Larkin Architect, the project’s architect.
(Left) Event attendees gather after the service for food and beverages. (Right) St. Philip’s Anglican Church project team. From left, Jody Spingle (Project Assistant, The Dalton Company), Roberto Chiotti (Principal, The Larkin Group), Sandra Marki (Project Manager, St. Philip’s Renovation), Rick Gosine (Vice President, Project Development & Marketing, The Dalton Group), Amélie Besnard (Architect, Larkin Architect), Steve James (Architect, Larkin Architect) and Chris Barltrop (Warden, St. Philip’s Anglican Church).
Built in 1894 on the west side of Toronto’s Humber River, St. Philip’s Anglican Church is a historic building that was expanded in 1955. As the project’s construction manager, Dalton provided leadership and assumed responsibility for work completed by all trades. Dalton also worked closely with St. Philip’s and Larkin to modernize the Church, while honouring its unique heritage. Improvements to The Parish Hall helped improve the functionality of the existing space, while ensuring compliance with accessibility standards.
Enhancements to the Church and Parish Hall include:
- Installing windows and custom doors at the Church’s entrances
- Building two passenger accessibility lifts
- Creating a new staircase and balustrade
- Removing a stage and replacing it with a full-service kitchen
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