Location: Unionville, ON
In 2010 St. Philip the Apostle Anglican church closed it’s doors after facing dwindling attendance. The church was demolished in 2011. EGD Glass was called upon to remove and store the historic stained glass windows, including two rose windows. The windows were designed and fabricated by Yvonne Williams and Gustav Weisman in the 1950s.
Meanwhile, EGD Glass was engaged in a project at St. Philip’s On-The-Hill in Unionville. St. Philip’s On-The-Hill had a rose window without any stained glass in it. It was decided one of the windows from St. Philip the Apostle would be reclaimed and installed at St. Philip’s On-The-Hill.
EGD Glass restored the window, which was made from tiny pieces of glass and fully painted. The windows were in poor condition and required full conservation treatment.
The dimensions of the opening at St. Philip’s On-The-Hill were slightly larger than the reclaimed window. To remedy the problem EGD Glass designed a steel frame to fit the opening and house the restored stained glass panels.