While many church congregations are shrinking or struggling financially, Weston Park Baptist Church is placing its faith in development plans that aim to revitalize its property in the west-end Toronto neighbourhood.
“Our vision formulated [in] 2005,” says church deacon John Frogley-Rawson. “It’s a nice piece of land, and we have developed [a plan] for the property and the community.”
It’s worth reading, because it shows how a development should be done: with community consultation and assent. It also includes much on the fate of churches, and how they will be reused and redeveloped in a secular age.
We didn’t get the year started off very well.A home in Mount Dennis was shot at early in the morning of January 1. Police found shell casings and “evidence of gunfire” at a home on Humber Blvd and Avon Avenue. There were no injuries.
SHOOTING: Humber Blvd & Avon Ave – reports of multiple gunshots fired at a residence – police o/s – confirmed shooting – evidence of gunfire, multiple shell casings located – no reported injuries/victims – ongoing investigation – any info call 4168082222/8081200#GO160 ^al