Parkdale United Church Foundation Inc., a
non-profit charitable organization, is the owner and operator of
Phoenix Place. The Foundation has a Board of Directors composed of nine
Parkdale United Church members and three members from the community.
The Foundation is the legal body responsible for the project and
directs its progress. The ongoing and day-to-day work of the project is
delegated by the board to a project development team.
Green Phoenix Development Team
The Green Phoenix Development Team
composition has changed to meet the needs of the project at different
times. Team efforts first focused on initial design and feasibility,
and an environmental assessment of the site. The focus then shifted to
securing planning approvals and core funding for the project. As the
project evolved into taking a phased approach, mostly due to funding
constraints, the team's composition and some of the consultants have
Core Members of the development team
include Foundation directors, a Project Coordinator, PUCF staff, and
Ad-Hoc committees and specialized groups
- The Community Consultation Committee
was formed of neighbours from Dunn Avenue, Cowan Avenue, and King
Street, plus representatives of neighbourhood organizations, including
the Parkdale Residents’ Association.
This committee porovided input into the design process for amenity
space, and preparations for community meetings about the project.
- A church design committee has
been formed of four congregational members (so far). They will meet
with the architect to re-design the church space for greater visibility.
- The Integrated Design Team,
composed of technical consultants, development team members, and
community members, held a series of meetings in May and June 2005,
building on the work done by the Design Charrette in January 2005. The
technical consultants are now refining these design concepts into
detailed drawings and specifications in preparation for construction.