Sunday, May 25, 2014

Timothy Eaton Memorial Church

This stately church is found on St Clair Ave W in the tony Forest Hill neighbourhood and it quite suits the style and age of many of the homes there. It was designed in the English Gothic style by architects Wickson & Gregg and was built in 1914 as a Methodist Church but is now a United Church. The land was donated by the Eaton family as a memorial to retailer Timothy Eaton and hence the name. This is the same family that the famous Eaton Centre mall is named after.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click here for more religious buildings from around the world.

21 comments:

bettyl-NZ said...

That is a very stately church. Wow!

Andy said...

Nice one Pat. Never knew he had a church named after him.

TexWisGirl said...

quite large. :)

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely!

Revrunner said...

Interesting connection with Timothy Eaton.

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful church!

Lowell said...

The Eaton name is not familiar to me. Well, I knew an Eaton in high school but that was in Arizona so it's probably not the same family. :)

But this is one magnificent structure, advancing the notion that the faith is solid as a rock. And you composed this shot very well. Would love to see the inside?

cieldequimper said...

It's massive! I think perhaps a spire would have made it a bit lighter?

William Kendall said...

A magnificent church.

I often wonder what old Timothy would make of his descendents completely screwing up the family business.

Randy said...

I'll bet the windows are just beautiful.

Chrissy Brand said...

Lovely and a great composition too Pat.

Halcyon said...

The Eatons were pretty generous I guess! :)

llandudnopictures said...

Very elegant!

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet when this was built there was quite a bit of land around it, which over the years has been filled in with buildings.

Birdman said...

This is a building I'd like to visit. The facade is appealing to me.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

All those 'divine' arched windows Pat :) beautifully shown here.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the roof. sorry for the late comment. i've been out of town. take care. ( :

Jack said...

Very nice architecture. I like the rough stones.

Laura. M said...

Grant took advantage very well. Good building:)

Bill Nicholls said...

Impressive church

JOTA ENE ✔ said...

Nice photo !