The Cathedral Church Of St. James

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  • Address: 65 Church St, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9, Canada
  • Timings: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4163647865
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral

The Cathedral Church Of St. James - Review

When opened in 1853 this Gothic Revival church of white brick and Ohio sandstone was one of the largest buildings in the region. For 25 years the spire of the church was the tallest man-made structure in Canada. It was built on the site of an older stone church that was destroyed in the Great Fire of Toronto in 1849. The architecture incorporates all the elements such as the stained-glass windows, the choir, the transepts, the side aisles, and the flying buttresses into making the best use of natural light. Check out the Mint0n-tile floor work, the carved organ, the black walnut panelling of the chancel and Corinthian capitals.

Right outside the church is the St. James Park, a Victorian formal garden with a water fountain and a large gazebo. It’s almost an attraction in and of itself.

How To reach The Cathedral Church Of St. James by Public Transport

  • Streetcar 304, 504, 514; Bus 503 stop King St East at Church St.
  • Streetcar 301, 501; Bus 502 stop Queen St East at Church St.
  • Subway 1 stop Queen Station.

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  • The Cathedral Church Of St. James Address: 65 Church St, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9, Canada
  • The Cathedral Church Of St. James Contact Number: +1-4163647865
  • The Cathedral Church Of St. James Timing: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • The Cathedral Church Of St. James Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The Cathedral Church Of St. James(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Cathedral Church Of St. James: 00:30 Mins
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  • 9.14% of people who visit Toronto include The Cathedral Church Of St. James in their plan

  • 33.14% of people start their The Cathedral Church Of St. James visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Cathedral Church Of St. James

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90.39% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Cathedral Church Of St. James

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The Cathedral Church Of St. James, Toronto Reviews

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  • A piece of history located in the heart of downtown. The architecture is stunning. Highly recommend if near by. 5 stars

  • An historic gem in old Toronto. When inside, be sure to pick up the brochure that provides you with "A self guided tour of the Cathedral". Fascinating facts from the brochure: The eagle lecturn at the front symbolises intellect, illumination, and inspiration. It was a common practice to use an eagle lecturn for the reading of the Bible and prayers of intercession in the medieval church.

  • Out of the Cold Tuesdays 130 pm till 3 pm. Nice snack bread bank n u can c a nurse downstairs with footcare n clothing donations. Tea n coffee n the vollenteers r great n patient.

  • It's a beautiful historical building with an old organ and 19th century interior design.

  • Lovely place of peace and quiet reflection.

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