Sometime after 2010, Manor Road United began the process of exploring directions for updating the church based on needs and capacity.
Work was done to clarify our mission as a congregation, and to find a financially sustainable model for our ongoing ministry. Plans came into place to sell a portion of our land and redevelop our worship sanctuary into a multi-purpose worship and community space, and our lower level into a daycare space.
Reverend Debra Schneider worked alongside Neil Jacoby (Chair of the Redevelopment Committee), and Jill Strapp (Chair of Trustees) as well as many dedicated congregational members to bring these plans to fruition.
In 2015 MRUC sold two lots to the City of Toronto with the promise the land would be turned into parkland for the neighbourhood.
In 2016 renovation construction began on the remaining building and property to modernize and redesign the space. This has allowed us to continue to serve both our needs as a congregation, and the wider community as a place of gathering.
We documented our renovation construction in pictures on our Redevelopment blog.