St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Toronto

St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Toronto

The Church of St. Andrew’s stands solemnly at the Jarvis and Carlton Street and is counted as one of the heritage sites in the city. The initial building was constructed during the time when Toronto was still known as the Town of York.

What stands today as an Evangelical Lutheran Church was originally an Old Presbyterian Church. During the early 19th century, when Toronto was the City of York, the St. Andrews Church belonged to the Presbyterian congregation. A split in the congregation in 1874 led to the construction of a new church which is till date known as the New St. Andrews. Those who stayed back in the area called their Church the Old St Andrew’s.

Renovation on the Church was carried out in 1878. The new edifice of the Old St. Andrew’s was designed by Henry Langley and Burk who built a simple yet elegant Gothic structure in stone and brick. The construction of the building was initiated by the Church’s first minister Reverend Dr. G.M. Milligan. The Church saw some very active years where membership grew steadily, however it all came to a standstill by the mid-20th century. The same time saw an influx of a number of Lutheran refugees from Estonia and Latvia. The Church was later sold to them and today the St. Andrew’s serves as an Estonian and Latvian Lutheran Church.

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Sight Name: St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sight Location: Toronto, Canada
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Cabbagetown Walking Tour  

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