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St Michael's Cathedral

200 Church St. | At Shuter St., Toronto, Ontario M5B 1Z2, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #61 of 296 attractions in Toronto
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This beautiful gothic-style cathedral is one of the city's most prominent landmarks.
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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Cathedral was consecrated in 1848. At that time some people criticized Bishop Power (who had purchased the land) that the property was too far from the town center! Of course now the cathedral is just steps from such major attractions as the Mackenzie House, Ryerson University, Dundas Square, Massey Hall, Yonge Street and the subway. Built in the English... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

St. Michael's is a beautiful parish. Fortunately it is undergoing renovations and restoration. Unfortunately that means that the Cathedral is completely covered in scaffolding, making it hard to find a pew to sit in and you all cannot see any of the church's beauty except for the sanctuary and tabernacle. Although it's undergoing renovations right now, I would still recommend... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Very beautiful cathedral, but sadly was in renovation at the time of my visit...so I could not see everything.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Went here for last sunday mass, the church was beautiful however its under reconstruction at the moment, you cant really see the ceiling. The choir was great as well!

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Oswego, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Attended the noon Mass and was very pleased that the combined Senior/Junior Boys Choir were singing for the service. The two music teachers sitting next to me said it best when they said, "Impressive!" I found they truly added to the spiritual experience. The Cathedral is undergoing a major renovation and it is looking better each time I visit. There... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Nice place to stop in for a brief visit. The architecture is beautiful. As with alot of the the older buildings, it has an interesting history.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Europe style cathedral with nice architecture. Beautiful parks around plus a quire school. Some beggars are hanging around and spoil the picture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Seems OK, but not that big and not that impressive. Some renovation work was happening while there. Go if you are running out of things to do, otherwise, skip it.

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Round Rock, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I am a Catholic so I am going to be biased. I went to visit on a Sunday morning, and there happened to be a Sunday mass scheduled, so I went to the mass, and then lingered a bit longer to take picture. The cathedral is built in Gothic revival style, with very elaborate decorations and tapestry on the ceiling,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Beautiful stain-glass and alter. For church lovers, get your camera ready. The architecture is amazing and so is the atmosphere inside.

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