Magazine article Anglican Journal

No Move Yet for National Office

Magazine article Anglican Journal

No Move Yet for National Office

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Toronto

The outer wafts on the first four floors of 80 Hayden St. in Toronto are up and some have been given a touch of paint; concrete floors are firm, awaiting the finishing touches of hardwood or carpet, and stairs are in place.

Still the much-awaited move of the national church's office to this new address, tentatively scheduled this month, won't happen until "possibly the spring of 2004," according to construction supervisors who were on site when some church staff, including the Anglican Journal, recently toured the new quarters.

General Secretary Jim Boyles said the developer has asked for "more time" to do the finishing touches. "There's no definite date" yet for the move, he added. Much work remains to be done on the building--electric cables and water pipes still protrude from ceilings waiting to be covered up, bathroom fixtures have yet to be installed, staircases await their banisters, and the elevators are not yet operational.

More bad news: Even if the first four floors which Church House (the informal name of the national church office) will occupy are declared in move-in condition, no permit to move will be issued by city officials until the entire 21-storey structure--all the way up to the roof deck--is fully finished and inspected. …

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