Old Town Toronto – St James

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St James Cathedral  was the first Anglican service in the Old York Town and started by being a wood church built in 1807 with the  help of the garrison. It was used as an hospital during the war with the Americans and was only torn apart to have a stone church built in is place in 1833.

In 1849, by now a Cathedral ,it is destroyed by a fire and the New Gothic Revival Cathedral opens for service in 1853 in it’s place.

These are the historical data.But when you visit the place around it you forget about history.From what I’ve seen until now this is one of the most charming places in Old Town Toronto.

St James Cathedral in itself it’s a beautiful building, that you cannot ignore when you’re walking by.If you look close you will see the beautiful details in the windows and the open door with the announcement of an organ concert and the int of the colorful window panes that you get takes you to another place in time.

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In the grounds of the Cathedral you have the Monument to the Fallen In the Great War( WWI) that reminds everyone of the great losses and advises that everyone to remember and try to live in harmony.

And, of course, the gardens.

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Right across the street you have the Sculpture Garden that holds two different sculpture exhibitions a year and, men on the Internet read carefully, a very good looking restaurant. It looks pricey but is the place to take someone on a date or a romantic dinner.

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So, you see, this little part of town has everything to make a profound impression on me.

Hope you enjoyed it.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kari
    Jul 24, 2009 @ 19:06:52

    Gorgeous photographs! The gardens look incredible.

    Reply

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