Bridging the well off and the poor
Yonge and Eglinton is coined by the newspaper as the young and eligible community which reflects on the demographic of a high transient population and young urban professional community. But amidst the young adults culture is a very vibrant mosaic community reflecting various culture and ethnicity. We can see that reflected in the cuisines, cafes and bistros in the neighbourhood. Yonge and Eglinton is quickly becoming the hub for many who commute for work and entertainment and a dwelling space for many in brand new condos.
In the midst of the young and eligible culture in the Midtown neighbourhoods we find that there are also much hidden needs. The Yonge and Eglinton corridor also houses numerous Toronto Community Housing homes. Immediately beside our rental location we find four towers that houses many people. This is the reflection of the diverse culture in Midtown; where the high price condos stands besides Toronto subsidized housing.
Midtown Alliance Church finds itself standing as the bridge between the numerous cultures and ethnicities. We recognize that our calling in this neighbourhood is to become a community that serves all our neighbours. Our heart is to see a community that is not divided by the cultural, socio-economic or ethnic boundaries but to see these walls broken down by the love of Christ. Our hope and prayer is for a new kind of community reflecting love, faith and truth.