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“Very pretty cathedral” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St Michael's Cathedral

St Michael's Cathedral
200 Church St. | At Shuter St., Toronto, Ontario M5B 1Z2, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-364-0234
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Ranked #77 of 251 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This beautiful gothic-style cathedral is one of the city's most prominent landmarks.
Auburn, Washington
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“Very pretty cathedral”
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, and multiple stained glass windows. The ones behind the Sanctuary is mind-blowing!

There are 2 small chapels, one on each side. Also, there is another stained glass window behind the choir terrace upstairs facing the Sanctuary.

Please be respectful when visiting, and it is definitely worth visiting. It is also close to Eaton Center, so you can park the car there, walk 2 blocks to visit the cathedral, then shop till you drop at Eaton Center.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“The largest Catholic Cathedral in Toronto”
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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Toronto, Canada
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“Beautiful Build”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Architecture is breath taking! Its worth a walk around the entire Cathedral, the detail is amazing. Reading up on the history makes it much better :)

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Went here for East Sunday mass. A beautiful church and the senior boys choir was wonderful. Get there early for a seat!

Visited April 2013
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Belleville, Canada
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

My Mom's a die-hard Catholic so she loved the service & the old traditional decor & song. It's truly a beautiful church and worth staying for a service.

Visited March 2013
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