St. Michael’s Cathedral

Tour 11 St. Michael’s Cathedral

Date:  Tuesday, October 29

Time:  8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (approximated travel time included)

St. Michael’s Cathedral at 65 Bond Street is the oldest Roman Catholic Cathedral in the City of Toronto and a citywide landmark. Regarded as an important example of Gothic Revival architecture, the Cathedral was designed and built in phases, beginning in 1845, under the direction of architect William Thomas. St. Michael’s Cathedral is the principal church of Canada’s largest English-speaking Catholic archdiocese, and its rehabilitation has been ongoing since 2002 under a 20-year Renewal Master Plan. The tour will include highlights from the rehabilitation work, including:

  • Exterior brick and carved sandstone masonry
  • Spire and roof structural stabilization
  • Rehabilitation of the nave and discussion of early decoration schemes
  • Stained glass windows
  • Archaeological investigations and relocations of interred remains beneath the floor of the nave
  • Structural underpinning of the Cathedral and the ongoing creation of a new Crypt Chapel
  • Sacristies, St. John’s Chapel, and the new St. John’s Chapel Atrium addition.
Duration: 3 hours
Travel Duration from Hotel: 20 minutes
Travel Method from Hotel: TTC