Tomorrow, council will rubber stamp a zoning change that will make way for the demolition of the former Christadelphian church at 610 Sherbrook Street (at Sargent). It will become a single storey, 1,800 sq ft office building. The applicant is Trusted Care Inc. / Brian McMillan which appears to be a division of Home Instead Senior Care.
The church was constructed in 1907 for the Church of Christ. In 1956 it was sold to the Christadelphians who remained there until 1999. Since then it has sat vacant.
It's a good development for an intersection that has proved remarkable resilient compared to most in the inner city. Sherbrook and Sargent boasts a Safeway (which underwent a major interior renovation just a few years back) and a major national (Royal) bank branch (and not a cheque cashing shop in sight). Prairie Stained Glass continues to call it home and recently it was announced that the derelict Picassos site, just a block over, will become a restaurant again.