St. James Cathedral

Type: Cultural Venues, Family Friendly, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

You don't have to be Anglican to appreciate this church. St. James Cathedral was originally erected in wood and was used during the War of 1812 as a hospital. It was rebuilt in stone in 1833 but...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Sun-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Sat: 9am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free, donations welcome

  • Historic Sites, Sightseeing: "Visitors can explore the cathedral during regular hours of operation. Group or individual tours can also be arranged to specifically focus on elements including the stained glass windows, the church's memorials or even an exploration of the bell tower. Contact St. James Cathedral for details."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: Walking in the formal gardens behind St. James Cathedral is like walking into Toronto's past.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Toronto's oldest church and oldest cemetery provide a glimpse into Toronto's early history.

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