Sanctuary and back window

Over a century on St Clair Avenue West

St. Michael & All Angels had her beginning in a borrowed tent on August 4, 1907 with a sermon by The Reverend John Brain. On October 13, 1907 we moved to Heron’s Hall on Alcina Ave.

Two years later we moved to our current location – 611 St Clair Avenue West. A basement was added, a heating system installed, and we were the recipients of a donated organ. In 1912 the Rectory was built.

Very soon we outgrew the building and on St. Michael’s Day 1915, the sod was turned for an expanded structure. One year later the new building was opened and dedicated. The basement was completed in 1927. Finishing touches were added along the way. Our stained glass windows are admired by our visitors.

Our history of outreach dates back to our support to the troops during the wars. Not to rest on our laurels, we started the St Michael and All Angels Day Care, became known as the welcoming church for new Canadians, introduced lunches in liaison with the Out of the Cold Program, hosting a food bank and opening our doors to many community groups for their meetings and special events.