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West Ellesmere United Church

LAST UPDATE: July 12 2021

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Image courtesy of cubecom.ca

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

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

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

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