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“Fantastic Boys Choir”

St Michael's Cathedral Basilica
Ranked #115 of 501 things to do in Toronto
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: TEMPORARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION This beautiful gothic-style cathedral is one of the city's most prominent landmarks.
Oswego, New York
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Fantastic Boys Choir”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Attended the noon Mass and was very pleased that the combined Senior/Junior Boys Choir were singing for the service. The two music teachers sitting next to me said it best when they said, "Impressive!" I found they truly added to the spiritual experience. The Cathedral is undergoing a major renovation and it is looking better each time I visit. There is a an army of friendly ushers who help you find a seat if you are coming late. I enjoy attending here when I am in Toronto.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Robert M
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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Architectural gem”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Nice place to stop in for a brief visit. The architecture is beautiful. As with alot of the the older buildings, it has an interesting history.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank lucia2230
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very nice building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

Europe style cathedral with nice architecture. Beautiful parks around plus a quire school. Some beggars are hanging around and spoil the picture.

Visited August 2013
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“Not That Impressive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Seems OK, but not that big and not that impressive. Some renovation work was happening while there. Go if you are running out of things to do, otherwise, skip it.

1 Thank Jasonjk2011
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Auburn, Washington
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“Very pretty cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

I am a Catholic so I am going to be biased.

I went to visit on a Sunday morning, and there happened to be a Sunday mass scheduled, so I went to the mass, and then lingered a bit longer to take picture. The cathedral is built in Gothic revival style, with very elaborate decorations and tapestry on the ceiling, and multiple stained glass windows. The ones behind the Sanctuary is mind-blowing!

There are 2 small chapels, one on each side. Also, there is another stained glass window behind the choir terrace upstairs facing the Sanctuary.

Please be respectful when visiting, and it is definitely worth visiting. It is also close to Eaton Center, so you can park the car there, walk 2 blocks to visit the cathedral, then shop till you drop at Eaton Center.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank r0m8470
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