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St Michael's Cathedral Basilica

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Address: 200 Church St., Toronto, Ontario M5B 1X5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-364-0234
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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TEMPORARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

This beautiful gothic-style cathedral is...

TEMPORARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

This beautiful gothic-style cathedral is one of the city's most prominent landmarks.

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Renovations: closed, but still a magnificent Cathedral

I was unable to enter as the Cathedral was closed for almost completed renovations but the external structure is magnificent. A fitting structure to honour Jesus Christ, with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Victorianlad
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was unable to enter as the Cathedral was closed for almost completed renovations but the external structure is magnificent. A fitting structure to honour Jesus Christ, with the cost of the renovation being small compared to the money expended annually by the Catholic Church in helping the poor, marginalised, homeless, those who need spiritual refreshment and those who need... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited in October and was lucky enough to be allowed in during renovations.The dead have been dug up,the spire reinforced along with MUCH money being spent elsewhere.I was a little disappointed at the display of such wealth when there are many homeless across the road.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Before visiting the 168 year old Cathedral in October, 2016, I had been following the $128 million restoration work online and thus was quite curious to see the results (the restoration is not finished yet). For the first time I was able go to the crypt level beneath the church (an elevator was available, too!). The crypts were rebuilt and... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I used to visit the Cathedral several times per year before the renovation, so I was curious to see what it looked like after all the very extensive and expensive renovations (some are still ongoing). I was absolutely astonished at the scope of the restoration! There is a new choir (with space for a few hundred of people), new organs,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I attended the mass for the restoration and other workers on the renovation. Wow! I was blown away and as the new organ filled the now Basilica with its beauty, I could not help but think how lucky I am to have this as a place I attend regularly. It's been a long time coming and there has been no... More 

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1 Thank K J
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I was really excited to attend mass at St Michael's Cathedral this morning. Unfortunately the renovations are still going on in the inside, so there was scaffolding covering the beautiful stained glass at the front of the church. It was such a beautiful day outside, and if they could have opened the some windows ( I am assuming they can... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

St Michaels Cathedral is a very beatifull cathedral and worth a visit if you are around. It is also nice to hear about the histories related to the cathedral.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love visiting this cathedral I never gets boring. If you have a chance drop by on Sundays for mass. choir boys devine voices. it is located downtown easy access to public transport

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I love this old church, St. Michael is like being in Italy. It gives you the same feeling, peace and tranquility. Many of the Saints contain relics and prayers. I hope once it's fully restored they will add more prayers and perhaps an area to buy prayer books, and Saint cards.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

These photos were taken before the renovations. The row houses on the right have now been demolished for a condo. I have never been inside, I just drive by frequently, so the rating is just for the architecture and we have another cathedral nearby that is truly spectacular.

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