Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation

In that first small group of Anglicans who came in 1793 to what is now Toronto, you see determined men and women making small and large differences — differences that we still feel and benefit from today.

The Anglican Diocese of Toronto can be compared to a rich tapestry woven by its people, and displayed through its construction of places of worship, some of which are still outstanding architectural jewels and centres of ministry and service.

The Diocese’s early encouragement and patronage of the arts and crafts persists to this day in the production of beautiful vestments and superb silver work, and its choirs and organists who are amongst the best in the land. Deeply committed to a strong and just society, the early clergy and lay people of the Diocese joined together to build a hospital and schools, and then, as now, sought to help not only its own congregations but also the needy, the sick and the elderly.

St. James tells us that “faith without works is dead.” The Diocese of Toronto, through its work, is as alive today as it was 200 years ago — its people bearing witness to God’s call.

For more information, please contact Peter Misiazek, Director of Stewardship Development, 416-363-6021 ext. 246 (1-800-668-8932).