Expressions of Interest:

As of March 1/21 the Property Resource Team of the Pacific Mountain Region is accepting expressions of interest for those enquiring about renting an apartment in our new Redevelopment project on Estevan Road. Please do not contact the Brechin United Church office, please use the following contact information:    

           Residences at Brechin Hill Opening Fall 2022

                        Email: BrechinHillRental@fsresidential.com                  

Redevelopment update (November 17, 2022): 

TLHS (our builders) is targeting November 28th as the date that an occupancy permit will be issued and Brechin could actually take possession of the new space.  There may still be minor work to do after that date, as well as appliances and equipment that still need to be installed. Based on this information we are hopeful that we could move into the new space sometime in early December. 

On walking by recently, I noticed the security fencing has been removed and the landscaping looks to be complete. There is exterior signage for the church on both the Brechin and Estevan sides of the property. Efforts are being made to book movers for the piano/organ/Brechin House contents, purchase book shelving, transport the newly made furniture for the worship space as well as numerous ‘behind the scenes’ tasks. 

There is a schedule for ‘systems training’ in the new space on Tuesday, November 29th. All who are interested in being oriented or simply learning how things will work in the building are welcome to attend. These responsibilities (and the excitement quite frankly) should not be left to just a few Brechin folk.

Please contact Val Neilson (vneilson@shaw.ca) if you are interested and able to attend. We are approaching the finish line, and ask for even more patience and grace in the coming weeks. 

Submitted by Val Neilson on November 17, 2022

Redevelopment Team Report for Brechin Council - October 20, 2022


The opening of an onsite First Services office was delayed and should be happening this month.
We had our deficiencies walk through on October 5th. I recall eight Brechin members in attendance along with project managers and an architect from VIA.


We have received by email the list of deficiencies identified that day.

Again, our occupancy will be dependent on the city approval and

issuing of a permit.


There will be two days of training for understanding the various systems in the
building, such as security, heating, lighting, audio/visual, etc. This will happen in
November and several people will be invited to attend. The A/V expert will be
onsite on October 20th to ‘try out’ the system and see what has been installed to
date.

Randy will be there for sure, and he has invited a couple of others. Some of
us from council will hopefully join them after our meeting.
The space is incredible. On our walk through on the 5th, we were all taken with
how amazing it is already. We can’t wait to share it with everyone!


Respectfully submitted,
Val Neilson co-chair