Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
The Cathedral Church of St. James
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2010
Photo Source - Canadian Heritage Gallery
This cathedral, on the northeast corner King Street East and Church Street, has this 1997 Heritage Toronto Board plaque on the Church Street side of the church. Here's what it says:
Plaque coordinates: 43.65043 -79.37425
In 1796 the first Anglican priest arrived from England to minister to the citizens of York. The following year the Province set aside this piece of land for the building of a church. The present Cathedral, the fourth church erected on this site, opened in 1853, replacing the previous structure destroyed in the Great Fire of 1849. The first Bishop of Toronto, the Right Reverend John Strachan, along with a number of his parishioners, played an important role in the early development of the city and province. Over the years, the cathedral, the Mother Church for Anglicans in the diocese of Toronto, has been a place of worship, prayer and outreach in the heart of a busy community.
> Posted July 28, 2012
There may be pictures in the City Archives of the Cemetery of St. James Cathedral which I remember as a teenager. The stones were removed and the property sodded 100 years after the last burial record.
Joan Byron Hill 28/7/12.
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