This week we officially welcomed Frank Cormier as Property Manger of Metropolitan. Take a moment to learn more about the newest member of our team.
I am very excited to be joining the Met team as your new Property Manager. My passion has always been the care of heritage buildings, and helping these old buildings become active participants in the lives of the people that are served in them. When not exploring heritage buildings or doing local research, I am in the kitchen burning dinner or catching up on the latest political news or sci-fi shows.
About Frank Cormier
Frank comes to Met with over ten years experience in not-for-profit and charitable housing, operations, property, project, and finance management. He has studied accounting and business at Durham College and Thompson Rivers University, and has also completed selected studies at the Toronto School of Theology in ministry and theology.
Frank is a passionate advocate for the preservation of heritage in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area and volunteers to provide consulting services to various heritage buildings in the Golden Horseshoe. His focus in his work is that the buildings we provide stewardship to must always serve as active participants in the ministry of the church, and not stand as impassable hinderances. He has worked on a wide breadth of projects, including building envelope restorations, lighting and sound, and even rebuilding a 100-year old heating system to save it from the scrap yard. Frank serves as a Director of Community Living Oshawa-Clarington, which provides services to clients with developmental disabilities in Frank’s home town and neighboring Clarington. He also volunteers as Property Manager for St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Regent Park and its varied outreach ministries. He is an active member of St Anne’s Anglican Church and National Historic Site. Frank lives in Thornhill with his fiancé, Barry, a PhD candidate in history at York University, and their “fur-baby”, Diefenbarker, a 75-pound rescued Boxer-mix.