Architectural Index for Ontario

Information on Building Name: St. James Cathedral no.4

Address: 65 Church Street
Type of Building: Churches
Name of Building: St. James Cathedral no.4
Notes: Present church is the FOURTH church (all names for St. James) to stand on the site. The first Church existed from 1807 to 1833. The second church (by Thomas Rogers) burnt down in 1839. The third St. James (designed by architect Thomas Young) burnt down on April 7, 1849. Plans for another church were made shortly thereafter. William Storm and Henry Langley designed the tower, spire and pinnacles that were added 1867-1874. Sir Casimir Gzowski designed the brick and sandstone wall with cast-iron ornament, lamps and entrance gates. Most of these were torn down in 1960.

Unknown significance 1849-1850
Competition 1849
Cornerstone laid 20 Nov 1850
Building completed 1853
Altered 1867-74spir

Architects: Cumberland & Ridout (firm)
Langley Henry
Sproatt & Rolph (firm)
Storm William
Journal or book Year Month Page Vol. No.
Construction 1927 June 174+ 20
Construction 1931 April 132+ 24
Eye Weekly 2001 Nov. 15 22nd
Fred Cumberland : Building the Victorian Dream 1997 n/a 124+
Globe & Mail 1997 Aug. C2 13th
Globe & Mail 2001 Feb. A18 Tues 27th
Globe & Mail 1997 June C23 Sat. 7th
Globe & Mail 2001 Jan. R1,R4 Wee. 31st
Globe & Mail 2001 Jan. A1+ Fri. 19th
Globe & Mail 2001 July A17 13th
Globe & Mail 2001 Nov. A18 Sat. 5th
Globe & Mail 1997 Nov. C19 Sat. 15th
Globe & Mail 2001 Jan. ? Tues 16th
Journal / Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 1927 Nov. 399 4 11
National Post 2001 Feb. N1+ Sat. 24th
National Post 2001 Feb. A16 Mon. 5th
National Post 2001 March F1,F3 Sat 10th
Parish and Cathedral of St. James' 1998 n/a all
Rotunda 1992 Spr. 27-33 24 7
Toronto Life 2001 Dec. 100++
Toronto Star 2001 March F3 Sun 11th
Toronto Star 2002 April B2 Mon 29th
Toronto Star 2001 April B2 25th
Toronto Star 2001 July B1,B4 13th
Toronto Star 2001 Mar. F3 Sun. 1th
Toronto Star 2001 Jan. B2 17th
Toronto Star 2001 Feb. B5 19th
Toronto Star 2001 Feb. A1+ Mon. 5th
Toronto Star 200 Aug. M2 Sat. 5th
Toronto Star 1999 May B2 11th
Toronto Star 1973 Dec ? 17th
Toronto Star 2001 July B2 Mon 23rd
Toronto Star 1983 Oct ? 17th
Toronto Star 1973 Sept ? 2nd
William Thomas, Architect 1799-1860 1996 n/a 46-47