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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 #87 of 327 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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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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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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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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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