So often those who walk past the stately old walls of the church realize its historic presence in the downtown core; but what is more important, though less visible, is the fact that the old building at the corner of King and Simcoe is the spiritual home of a living, inclusive and dynamic community of people. As has often been said, the church is not a building — but is the community of people who gather together in love and in service.


On a weekly basis the work of this church finds expression in many different ways — in times of prayer and worship; in Bible Study groups and lecture series;in celebration of significant life experiences such as baptisms, weddings and funerals; in interactions with the children and youth of our community through Sunday School and youth gatherings; in musical events and concerts; in opportunities for service offered to those in need through through the Out of the Cold programme and the Boarding Homes Ministry; and in many, many other ways.


Even as we honour the history of this congregation which has been present in downtown Toronto for over 180 years, we celebrate that St. Andrew’s is a living church with a vibrant and relevant presence in the heart of Toronto.



You Are Welcome To Become Part Of This Living Church

Upcoming Events

    Goin’ Back to New Orleans

    187 King St West

    Kick up your heels to traditional Mardi Gras stree...

    Goin’ Back to New Orleans

    Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 -

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

    Kick up your heels to traditional Mardi Gras street beat music by Patrick Tevlin’s Magnolia Brass Band & Friends. Don’t miss our annual Mardi Gras celebration! Goin’ Back to New Orleans will be a colourful, exuberant evening of parades, parasols, beads - and joyous music. You might even be inspired join other happy revelers in the “second line” that traditionally follows the band during a parade. In the musical spotlight tonight: the brass band tradition of New Orleans and classic tunes such as Just a Little While to Stay and When the Saints Go Marching In. Brass bands have played at parades, picnics, funerals and events of every kind in New Orleans since the beginning of jazz. Patrick Tevlin’s Magnolia Brass Band performs regularly in the city’s French Quarter Festival. The band features Patrick Tevlin (trumpet), Paul Neufeld (Sousaphone) Jacqueline Chia (trombone) and Lyle Whitty (drums). They’ll be joined by top jazz musicians: Jordan Klapman (piano and band co-leader tonight), Tom Skublics (clarinet) and Jamie Macpherson (banjo). These accomplished musicians have performed at our past Mardi Gras concerts and we’re thrilled to welcome them back. The fun continues after the concert. Join us for a reception featuring delicious New Orleans treats and colourful Mardi Gras props if you'd like to take some selfies. Bring your friends and save on ticket prices. Single tickets are $25 or $20 each for advance, online group sales of four or more.                                         
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    187 King St West
    Toronto, Ontario M5J 1W9

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