Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
St. George's On-The-Hill
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2006
Since 1847, this church has been situated at the top of a hill at 4600 Dundas St West. A plaque on the grounds, erected by a parishioner and the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation, has this to say:
Plaque coordinates: 43.656466 -79.521875
In 1844, William Gamble, a miller on the Humber River and the first Reeve of Etobicoke, donated this site on the shoreline of prehistoric Lake Iroquois to the local Church of England congregation. On October 17, 1847, the church, a simple, lofty spired structure designed by William Tyrrell of Weston, was dedicated by The Rt. Reverend John Strachan, first Bishop of Toronto. In 1894, under the guidance of Ford Howland, the plaster exterior of the church was bricked and buttressed and the Tyrrell spire retained. St. George's is the only historic church in Etobicoke whose original building is incorporated within the present structure.
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