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St Michael's Cathedral

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Address: 200 Church St. | At Shuter St., Toronto, Ontario M5B 1Z2, Canada
Phone Number: 416-364-0234
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: TEMPORARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION This beautiful gothic-style cathedral is...
TEMPORARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION This beautiful gothic-style cathedral is one of the city's most prominent landmarks.
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Closed for renovation

Closed at the moment for renovations but we walked outside and around the grounds, it's stunning and so well preserved. Can't wait to go back and visit when it reopens

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Closed at the moment for renovations but we walked outside and around the grounds, it's stunning and so well preserved. Can't wait to go back and visit when it reopens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's one of the places that you feel humbled by God's presence. Well furnished with comfortable benches and warm during the icy winters, St. Michael's Cathedral is where you need to be on Christmas Eve to make your season jolly and hopeful. The carols in the beautiful voices of young angels will take you to another world, literally to haven.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

When we went there in May there was major construction and all of the benches were removed and temporally replace with chairs. Overall nice look.

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Belton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a beautiful Church. We did not go inside, and were only in Toronto for the Day, but it was certainly worth the drive from Buffalo to see a Canadian city. Toronto like many large cities has much to do, but make sure its the on season and many things are shut down unless its a weekend or special... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This church is similar in size and grandeur to St. James, but it is largely unviewable due to the massive renovation project underway both inside and outside the church. There is scaffolding erected across most of the back portion of the interior, rendering any view almost impossible. Even the stained glass windows are mostly hidden, except those around the front... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to the cathedral for noon Mass on Sunday. There was a lot of scaffolding in the church due to restoration, but it was still quite beautiful, and you can get a feeling for its rich history. The Mass service was very traditional. At this particular Mass, there is a boys' choir, and many of the responses are sung... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

i've been all over europe and seen my share of beautiful churches. its worth a couple pictures as you are passing by. pop by and stick your head in and maybe walk through. nothing spectacular, so no need to make an effort to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Unforunately it was under construction when I visited so it cannot be appreciated as it should be. It should be very nice and calm, but unfortunately the scafoldings and other construction materials don't let you get the real ambience. The service in weekdays was very nice and moving.

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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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