Church of the Messiah – Gothic Revival-Style Architecture

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Church of the Messiah is located at 240 Avenue Rd (at Dupont St on the southwest corner) in The Annex neighbourhood of Toronto.

Built in 1891, architects Gordon & Helliwell designed the Anglican church in the Gothic Revival style. The landmark church is made of white Kingston limestone and features towers and battlements. The Church of the Messiah received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 1973.

The church’s former rectory, built in 1892 and also designed by Gordon & Helliwell, is located at 236 Avenue Rd directly south of the church. The former rectory received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 1973. Today it’s home to KMH Cardiology Centres Inc.

Church of the Messiah Photos

2020 - Looking southwest toward the Church of the Messiah at 240 Avenue Rd and Dupont St in The Annex neighbourhood
2020 – Looking southwest toward the Church of the Messiah at 240 Avenue Rd and Dupont St in The Annex neighbourhood
1956 – Looking southwest towards the Church of the Messiah at Avenue Rd and Dupont St. The landmark church received heritage status from the city in 1973
1956 – Looking southwest towards the Church of the Messiah at Avenue Rd and Dupont St. The landmark church received heritage status from the city in 1973 (Toronto Public Library R-1896)
1959 – Looking west from Avenue Rd towards the front of Church of the Messiah. Notice the church’s former rectory on the left
1959 – Looking west from Avenue Rd towards the front of Church of the Messiah. Notice the church’s former rectory on the left (City of Toronto Archives, Series 65, File 56, Item 46)
2020 – The former rectory is located at 236 Avenue Rd, directly south of the Church of the Messiah. It's now home to KMH Cardiology Centres Inc
2020 – The former rectory is located at 236 Avenue Rd, directly south of the Church of the Messiah. It’s now home to KMH Cardiology Centres Inc
1959 – Looking west from Avenue Rd, just south of Dupont St, towards the former rectory of the Church of the Messiah. The rectory was built in 1892 and is made of Kingston limestone
1959 – Looking west from Avenue Rd, just south of Dupont St, towards the former rectory of the Church of the Messiah. The rectory was built in 1892 and is made of Kingston limestone (City of Toronto Archives, Series 65, File 56, Item 45)
1959 – Looking northwest from Avenue Rd, just south of Dupont St, towards the Church of the Messiah and its former rectory. The buildings feature Gothic Revival-style architecture with towers and battlements
1959 – Looking northwest from Avenue Rd, just south of Dupont St, towards the Church of the Messiah and its former rectory. The buildings feature Gothic Revival-style architecture with towers and battlements (City of Toronto Archives, Series 65, File 56, Item 44)
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