Thursday, November 16, 7-10 PM


Old St. Andrews

In its 139-year history, Old St. Andrew’s has been home to five congregations. Grace Toronto Church is the fifth congregation to move into the historic church building at the corners of Jarvis and Carlton streets. Designed by Toronto architects Langley, Langley, and Burke, the Gothic Revival church, originally constructed in 1878, was purchased from St. Andrew’s Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation and St. Andrew’s Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in October 2015. The aging building has undergone an extensive renovation, including new classrooms and staff offices in the basement, a new pulpit and new pews in the main auditorium, and an expanded second floor hall.

basement offices

basement offices

main auditorium

main auditorium

second floor hall

second floor hall


Now that we’re home, we’re throwing a house-warming party!

We’ve planned an open-house event for Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 7-10pm. Church friends and community members are invited to walk through the newly renovated building. Docents will be available to speak to the architectural features of the building as well as the history of the church’s congregations.

A large photo gallery in the main floor hall will feature original large-scale portraits of people living and working in the neighbourhoods of St. James Town, Cabbagetown, the Village, McGill-Granby Village, the Garden District, Regent Park, and Moss Park.

A map of these neighbourhoods, illustrated by Toronto artist Julie Kraulis, will also be on display. Finally, guests are invited to hear an original adaptation of Bach Cantata 164 by award-winning composer, Ian Cusson. Two twenty-minute concerts run at 7:45pm and 8:45pm. Drinks and light refreshments will be served, and admission is free.

Let's Be Neighbours...

WHO: Community Members and Friends of Grace Toronto Church

WHAT: Open-House Event and Concert

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 7-10 PM

WHERE: 383 Jarvis Street