The Cathedral Church Of St. James, Toronto

The Cathedral Church Of St. James - A Quick Overview


Address: 65 Church St, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9, Canada

Phone: +1-4163647865

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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About The Cathedral Church Of St. James, Toronto

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, Toronto Reviews

  • 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.

  • I have lived kitty-corner to this cathedral for 5+ years now and my only regret is that the bells no longer wake me up on a weekend morning as I am now too comfortable hearing them. The bells are unique and have a very distinct ring that anyone visiting must hear; if only for the hour toll. Check w/ the website for times when they play a complete concert as it is well worth the experience of sitting in the park with your thoughts while you listen and meditate. Look for the bench that Laura Robert loved.

  • An amazing and holy cathedral with nice organ music. I've been here twice in four-day-stays in toronto

  • Nice church surrounded by a beautiful park. If you're in the area , its worth visiting, even if you're not christian.

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