Alexander Street Baptist Church – later Immanuel Baptist Church

Alexander Street Baptist Church was once located on Alexander St (on the south side, between Yonge St and Church St) in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto.

The white brick, Gothic-style church was built in 1867 at the cost of $10,500. In 1876, architect Henry Langley designed extensive renovations for the church. In 1886, the congregation decided to move to a new location as the church membership was growing. They sold the building to the Anglican Communion, and the structure became “The Church School.” In the mid-1950s, the Alexander St building was demolished.

Once the decision was made to move, the congregation constructed their new church on the northwest corner of Jarvis St and Wellesley St E. Built in 1888-89 at the cost of over $30,000, architects Smith & Gemmell designed the church in the early English style. At that same time, the church was renamed Immanuel Baptist Church. The building was demolished in 1967.

Today Immanuel Baptist Church is at 1100 Finch Ave E and in 2016 celebrated 150 years of service.

Alexander Street/Immanuel Baptist Church Photos

1952 - Alexander Street Baptist Church once located on Alexander St between Yonge St and Church St - notice over the double doors is a large rose window
1952 – Alexander Street Baptist Church once located on Alexander St between Yonge St and Church St – notice over the double doors is a large rose window (Toronto Public Library R-3456)
1887 - Sketch of Alexander Street Baptist Church
1887 – Sketch of Alexander Street Baptist Church (Landmarks of Toronto Volume 4 by J Ross Robertson – 1904)
1954 - Alexander Street Baptist Church once located on Alexander St between Yonge St and Church St
1954 – Alexander Street Baptist Church once located on Alexander St between Yonge St and Church St (Toronto Public Library R-3457)
1884 - Goads Map showing the location of the Alexander Street Baptist
1884 – Goads Map showing the location of the Alexander Street Baptist Church (Toronto Public Library)
1954 - Immanuel Baptist Church once located at northwest corner Jarvis St and Wellesley St - the building was torn down in 1967
1954 – Immanuel Baptist Church once located at northwest corner Jarvis St and Wellesley St – the building was torn down in 1967 (Toronto Public Library R-501)
1901 - Sketch of Immanuel Baptist Church once at Jarvis St and Wellesley St on the northwest corner
1901 – Sketch of Immanuel Baptist Church once at Jarvis St and Wellesley St on the northwest corner (Landmarks of Toronto Volume 4 by J Ross Robertson – 1904)
1890 - Goads Map showing the location of the Immanuel Baptist Church
1890 – Goads Map showing the location of the Immanuel Baptist Church (Toronto Public Library)
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