Toronto Emmanuel Church

The church was designed to be the center of a senior residential development which provides a continuum of care for the seniors. The classrooms and chapel also serve as community space for the residents on weekdays when not in use by church members. The outdoor landscaped garden, with bench seating and walkways, provides ample opportunity for social interaction and as well personal contemplation. This ensures that the church is not just a building but a place where seniors can experience the fellowship of believers and where their spiritual well being is nurtured. The church with built out area of 18 500 square feet was planned to be built in two phases. Phase 1, consisting of a 100 seats Chapel, offices, kitchen and community rooms, was recently completed on budget and on schedule. The building was designed to allow for Phase 2 work, consisting of 300 seats Sanctuary, to be done with minimal interference to the completed section of the work.