Sunday, June 23, 2013

Little Trinity Church

Little Trinity Anglican Church is found on King St. in Corktown, the same neighbourhood as the building of the last few days. This early Gothic Revival church is the oldest standing church building in Toronto with its cornerstone being laid in 1843 and services beginning in 1844.  A large addition was added in 1889 to provide more seating for the expanding congregation of Irish immigrants who didn't feel comfortable at the nearby St James Cathedral - too posh. It has survived a few fires over the years and is now involved in restoring some neighbouring workers cottages. 
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click here for more churches.

20 comments:

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Nice shot, thank you for sharing it.

gregory urbano said...

looks like a nice bit of architecture, any chance you can get photos on the inside?

TexWisGirl said...

do you do link-ups? there's one called 'inspired sunday' where folks link in shots of churches - opens every saturday evening for posts.

it's at www.inspiredsundaymeme.blogspot.com

if you've never done one, i'd be happy to walk you through it or link you in. :)

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Gorgeous architecture, and quite the history. It looks like it is in incredible shape.

Linda said...

My daughter was in Toronto for 24 hours this weekend en route elsewhere in Canada and loved it!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

thank you for linking up with us at Inspired Sunday - love it!! what a beauty. really enjoy those windows. ( :

Lowell said...

That's a gorgeous old church...don't see the kind of architecture much anymore!

William Kendall said...

I've heard of that church before, but haven't seen it. It has quite a good look to it.

jennyfreckles said...

The shape is 'English' but I think somehow I'd know it wasn't in England, something about the decoration. It looks an interesting old building though.

Betsy said...

What a beauty, great picture and such interesting history. Thank you for visiting me today.
I am going to look around some more at your previous post.
Betsy

don said...

It's a church with a heritage and very interesting design. Nice one.

Bruce Clark said...

Interesting tops to the bell tower.

Randy said...

I like the windows.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Such a beautiful old church! Love the architecture. Twyla

llandudnopictures said...

A very neat and tidy looking church indeed!

Halcyon said...

I was just in this area of town this weekend. Love your shots of it. It's not so empty most of the time. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like that folk thought this was a friendlier church Pat , wonder if the swing here made the posh church :) have a bit of a rethink!

Laura. M said...

I like the architecture
A kiss.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the look of this church.

Sally in WA said...

Such a fine structure. Thanks for sharing it this week in InSPIREd Sunday!