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Metropolitan United Church

Toronto, Ontario






*  commercial

*  recreational

*  research facilities

*  residential

*  institutional

*  educational

*  religious

*  theatre



DLIA has been advising Metropolitan United Church for the last 20 years on land use, property and architectural issues.

DLIA was engaged in 2000 by the Board of Trustees of this downtown Toronto landmark site to prepare a proposal call for development of the north portion of their property.

In order to house the church's ongoing outreach programs and congregational activities, DLIA was asked to analyze and prepare recommendations for the relocation of groups that would be affected by a new development on the site. A proposal was made to utilize underused space in the lower level of the church and spaces behind the sanctuary for these continuing operations. The groups include the Ministers' offices, Christian Education classrooms, a day care facility, meeting spaces, a large kitchen/dining area, a small concert space and church offices.


The new entrance and basement renovation project was completed in the fall of 2005.

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urban design >> architecture >> interior design