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{Interior View of St. Paul's-on-the-Hill Church}

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St. Paul's-on-the-Hill Church

Pickering, Ontario






*  commercial

*  recreational

*  research facilities

*  residential

*  institutional

*  educational

*  religious

*  theatre



The winner of a 1991 Economic Development Award from the Town of Pickering, this church renovation and addition seamlessly blends into its existing historic context. It was the first time that an architectural project had received this award. The church sits in a prominent location just to the north of Highway 401 at Whites Road. As a result of a successful fund raising effort, and the sensitive design, the original 3,000 sq. ft. church acquired additional congregation space, an underground gymnasium, a day care centre and meeting rooms. The addition quadrupled the size of the original structure. Using reclaimed brick, DLIA joined the large addition to the original, giving very little indication of where the old ends and the new begins. The day care centre, that forms part of the building, was funded by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social services. As well, the entire building was made barrier free as a result of a grant from the provincial Access Fund. In both cases, DLIA assisted the church committee in obtaining these funds.


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