Revitalizing our Inheritance - Accessible Entrance Project
In August 2011, the Anglican Diocese of Toronto launched an exciting capital campaign, branded as "Our Faith-Our Hope: Re-Imagine Church." The campaign sought to raise $50,000,000 throughout the Diocese of Toronto. The funds from this campaign would become accessible to Diocesan churches to Re-Imagine the Church through staffing, leadership devlopment, technology, and pioneering ministry. Other funds were committed to supporting the wider church, and ensuring the strength and longevity of the Diocese as a whole.

St George's embraced the campaign, making significant contributions to the campaign, and creating the ambitious goal of Re-Imagining St George's Memorial, Oshawa in the process. The vestry of St George's church voted in September 2015, by a significant margin, to build a new accessible, and barrier free entrance on the historic facade of St George's Church to ensure the church is available to all persons for generations to come.

Below is a timeline of how far the project has come, and a projection of where it is going. For more information about the project, all are welcome to contact the office, the Churchwardens, the Rector, or the Parish Sexton-Verger, Mr Frank Cormier. Those interested in supprting the new face of St George's Church are welcome to make designated donations to the project through the office.

How Far We've Come
Saturday 12 August 2017 Removal of remaining asphalt, grading for the new driveway
Friday 11 August 2017 Final construction of interior ramp frame work, and temporary finishes
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Removal of interior door systems, not slated for replacement
Wednesday 9 August 2017 Begin construction of interior ramp frame work
Tuesday 8 August 2017 Removal of existing interior ramp, brass hand rails, balustrades, and stair chiseling
Photo taken at 10:26am on 12 August 2017 Monday 7 August 2017 Final design are made for interior bench seating
Monday 7 August 2017 Backfill, sand, and granular filling of exterior ramp structure
Friday 4 August 2017 Structural engineer reviews and verifies the ramp footing is good, and ready to finalize the construction of the concrete wall
Thursday 3 August 2017 The first layer of the concrete wall is poured
Monday 31 July 2017 Formwork is finalized for the pouring of the concrete wall
Saturday 29 July 2017 Formwork is built for the concrete wall that will create the ramp Photo taken at 10:49am on 11 August 2017
Friday 28 July 2017 Concrete is poured to create the footing of the ramp
Thrusday 7 July 2017 Excavation is completed, formwork is built for the footing of the ramp
Wednesday 12 July 2017 Asphalt removal and excavation begin in the ramp contruction area
Friday 30 June 2017 Contract signed with Andy Crown Construction Limited of Oshawa
Wednesday 31 May 2017 Contracts negotiations begin with the new contractor, selected by the Corporation
Photo taken at 12:02pm on 8 August 2017 Wednesday 10 May 2017 The Corporation receives, and reviews three proposals for the contract, the Corporation, assisted by staff begin drafting a new contract
Friday 5 May 2017 Deadline day for prospective contractors to send in their proposals and quotes for the construction
Tuesday 18 April 2017 Request for Proposal distributed to 14 different contruction companies
Friday 14 April 2017 Request for Proposal, drafted by the Sexton-Verger, is approved by the corporation for distribution, along with architectural drawings
Friday 24 March 2017 Contract negotiations with the original contractor fail
Friday 24 February 2017 The Sexton-Verger attempts to resume contract terms and negotiations with the original contractor Photo taken at 4:37pm on 4 August 2017
Thursday 23 February 2017 Realizing that the project had started to stall, carriage of the project was given to Frank Cormier, the Parish's Sexton-Verger
Friday 30 October 2015 Building permit is acquired from the City of Oshawa
Tuesday 6 October 2015 Final architectural drawings delivered
Fall 2015 The Our Faith, Our Hope Committee grants St George's $35,000 towards the ramp construction project, following approval of the project by the Diocesan Trusts Committee
Photo taken at 1:50pm on 29 July 2017 Thursday 27 August 2017 Heritage Oshawa reviews, and approves the proposed plan at St George's
Monday 2 March 2015 Bishop Linda writes to the Our Faith, Our Hope, and Diocesan Trusts Committees supporting the project
Monday 9 February 2015 The Project Review Committee finalizes a report for the project, and submits to the Diocesan Trusts Committee for approval
Sunday 8 February 2015 The Vestry of St George's Church votes in favour of extracting the funds necessary from the Our Faith, Our Hope Fund to pay for the ramps construction
Friday 23 January 2015 The original quote for the project is received, contract negotiations begin
Wednesday 5 June 2013 A contractor is selected to construct the ramp and help with planning and obtaining architectural drawings Photo taken at 9:26am on 28 July 2017
Sunday 23 September 2012 The Vestry of St George's Church votes in favour of the principal of installing a ramp at the church, with funds from the Our Faith, Our Hope rebate and grant programs
Summer 2011 Our Faith, Our Hope campaign launches

Going Forward - Projected Construction Timeline
Tuesday 5 September 2017 Installation of interior ramp carpet, vinyl on steps, and bench
Monday 18 September 2017 Asphalt relaying (2 days)
Monday 25 September 2017 Line painting and marking on new asphalt
Friday 6 October 2017 Removal of old door systems for disposal
Monday 9 October 2017 Installation of doors and openers (4 days)
Thursday 19 October 2017 Slab formwork and mesh for exterior ramp and landing

Rough in for palm buttons on both sets of doors

Construction of exterior steps (2 days)
Friday 20 October 2017 Wiring, and connection of palm buttons

Pouring concrete to form exterior steps
Monday 23 October 2017 Installation of hand rails and balustrades (2 days)
Wednesday 25 October 2017 Disposal, clean up, and hand over from Contractor

For More Information

Contact Frank Cormier, Parish Sexton-Verger

Contact the Office

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