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“Very pretty cathedral”

St Michael's Cathedral Basilica
Ranked #112 of 515 things to do in Toronto
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: TEMPORARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION This beautiful gothic-style cathedral is one of the city's most prominent landmarks.
Auburn, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very pretty cathedral”
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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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“The largest Catholic Cathedral in Toronto”
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
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful Build”
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
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
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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5 reviews
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“Beautiful”
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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