The Cathedral Church Of St. JamesCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- 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
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.
- 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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2.36% of people who visit Toronto include The Cathedral Church Of St. James in their plan
42.86% of people start their The Cathedral Church Of St. James visit around 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Cathedral Church Of St. James
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Cathedral Church Of St. James
Beautiful space. So peaceful and picturesque. Wonderful church to go to for admiring architecture and stained glass windows.
The oldest congregation in the city of Toronto, bordered by the beautiful St. James Park. This church is Anglican by definition but welcomes all worshippers and visitors to it masses. A gorgeous work of architecture and a beautiful piece of history in a constantly changing city.
Great staff provided a top notch experience with their in depth tour of this place. A place steeped in Toronto history. It's the "Westminster Abbey" of Canada, since it's where the Royal family worships on visits to Toronto.
I love history and it always amazes me to see historic building especially churches. Beautiful inside out. A must to visit in TO and see the amazing tubes inside that serves as the “airway” of the organ built inside.
Saw a lovely young adult choir from England, the singing was amazing and one of them played the organ, it was just magical. Beautiful church.