Sunday, June 29, 2014

"Praise The Loft"

"Praise The Loft" is the title phrase for the brochure advertising this conversion of yet another Toronto church into lofts. This time it is the old Perth Avenue Methodist Church which was built in 1913 in Neo-Gothic style and designed by noted Toronto architect George Miller. The exterior of the building has historic designation so much of it will be restored while 24 lofts will be created inside and an attached building will be constructed next door.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click here to see more religious buildings from around the world.

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

well, at least they're preserving the shell.

Andy said...

Closing churches and schools seems to be a trend here.

Luis Gomez said...

It will be interesting to see the final design.

Sharon Anck said...

You will have to show us how this looks after it's all done.

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

at 1st, i thought they were taking it completely down. i am glad to see they are just reworking the church. neat skylight for now. ha. ha!! ( :

glad you shared with us. big big hugs.

Laura. M said...

Are history and recover the old churches, it's fine.
Good Sunday;)

Revrunner said...

Yes, I agree, an AMAZING skylight! :-)

Halcyon said...

I bet they will be nice!

cieldequimper said...

I've always been saddened by these conversions but I suppose it's better than having churches torn down...

Taken For Granted said...

Good that the outside of their building is being preserved. Looks like a major project that might create some great apartments.

EG CameraGirl said...

Maybe this congregation became part of the United Church when many Congregationalists and Methodists banded together. I'm curious to know what the lofts will look like.

Deb said...

Goodness, 24 lofts. Glad to hear they are not tearing down the building

William Kendall said...

At least the building remains behind.

Jack said...

Is Toronto land now so valuable that churches just can't afford to "stay in business" as churches? I have seen a few church conversions, but it is an epidemic up there.

llandudnopictures said...

A lot better option than total demolition, I imagine they will sell well too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks like a sensitive conversion Pat.. bet the apartments will cost a pretty penny! You have a Perth St. ?

Gerald (SK14) said...

lofts I presume are what we call apartments or flats - better converted than demolished altogether.

José Mendonça said...

One more great reuse!

Stephanie said...

Nice to see the exterior is being reused.

David Oliver said...

I hate to see these old buildings turned into lofts, that tends to create other problems like traffic and parking. It is however nice that they are preserving this part of history. I remember in the 70's (and probably before) when all of this would have been torn down foe an ugly square box.