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St James Anglican Cathedral

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Address: 65 Church St. | (at King St. E.), Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E9, Canada
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The city's oldest Anglican church is located in a beautiful park-like...

The city's oldest Anglican church is located in a beautiful park-like setting.

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Beautiful architecture and stained galss

Right next to St James Park and walking distant from St Lawrence market (and the Flatiron building). If you are doing the Toronto Parks Trail walking tour you won't miss this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right next to St James Park and walking distant from St Lawrence market (and the Flatiron building). If you are doing the Toronto Parks Trail walking tour you won't miss this place...

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This historic place of worship grabs you with its majestic historical building, wonderful musical presence and friendly welcome. Always enjoyed celebrating my faith with our Anglican cousins . So will you.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

St James Anglican Cathedral not compariable with world big Cathedral, but definetely have the peace and quite for visit. it's a great place to visit while you are in Toronto. Many good restaurant around and The Distillery Historic District or St Lawrence are close by worth to visit the area in same day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I happened here on my way elsewhere and am glad I stopped in the interior is beautiful but not overdone.As I was looking around the organist came in and played for ten minutes to the delight of the few there.Well worth a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a church built around mid-19th century, bordering the financial district on King Street East. Its interior has solid stone arches, interesting wooden beams spanning the ceiling and some beautiful stained glass windows. Though historically significant, it is more of a place of worship than a tourist destination.

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Toronto Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

That question asked, St. James is a fairly spectacular edifice. The British colonized Canada and brought with them their Protestant religion; so it was they who paid for and built these wonderful places. What's even more remarkable though, is the number of large Catholic Churches we have in Toronto, especially when you consider that the Irish and Italians who were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Long ago a friend told me that whenever you visit a city you should always visit the churches. "That's where the art is", she said. I wasn't disappointed when I stopped into this lovely cathedral. The window were especially beautiful as well as the ceiling. I sat for a while just to soak up the peace and quiet before venturing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I attended a free organ recital on a Tuesday and enjoyed this break from walking and sightseeing. It was also a lovely way to admire the Cathedral. While the interior isn't as impressive as other cathedrals or churches I've visited across the world, the exterior architecture is definitely stunning and worth a look. But if you enjoy organ music, even... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We made a short visit to this place of worship during a walking tour of Toronto. It replaced an earlier cathedral on the same site, which was destroyed by a great fire in the city. This cathedral was constructed of brick and sandstone in the 19th Century to a Gothic design. There is a large organ above the main entrance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

One of the most photographed buildings in Toronto, located within Old Toronto neighbourhood this is a very old church. Beautiful park nextdoor with beautiful gardens, also a great place for pictures, reading or just relaxation.

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