Dovercourt Presbyterian Church – Today Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa

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Originally Dovercourt Presbyterian Church, today Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa, is located at 700 Dovercourt Rd (at Hepbourne St on the northwest corner) in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood of Toronto.

In late 1905, the cornerstone was laid for Dovercourt Presbyterian Church. Copies of daily newspapers, coins, church papers, and records were placed underneath the stone. Architect William R Gregg designed the red brick church, which features stone facings. It cost $32,000 to construct. In September 1906, the church held its first service.

In 1910, architects Simpson & Young designed the Sunday School that has since been converted into over 20 loft-style residential condos called the Hepbourne Hall Lofts.

The church was later renamed Dovercourt-St Pauls Presbyterian Church, and in 1990, the building received heritage status from the City of Toronto.

Dovercourt Presbyterian Church Photos

2021 - Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa, originally Dovercourt Presbyterian Church, is located at 700 Dovercourt Rd and Hepbourne St on the northwest corner in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood
2021 – Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa, originally Dovercourt Presbyterian Church, is located at 700 Dovercourt Rd and Hepbourne St on the northwest corner in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood
1980 - Looking northwest towards Dovercourt-St Pauls Presbyterian Church, today Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa at Dovercourt Rd and Hepbourne St
1980 – Looking northwest towards Dovercourt-St Pauls Presbyterian Church, today Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa at Dovercourt Rd and Hepbourne St (Toronto Public Library LOCHIST-BL-077)
2022 – Looking northwest towards Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa at Dovercourt Rd and Hepbourne St. Built in 1905 and designed by architect William R Gregg, it was originally the Dovercourt Presbyterian Church
2022 – Looking northwest towards Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa at Dovercourt Rd and Hepbourne St. Built in 1905 and designed by architect William R Gregg, it was originally the Dovercourt Presbyterian Church
2022 – Looking northwest from Hepbourne St towards the south side of the Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa, originally the Dovercourt Presbyterian Church in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood of Toronto
2022 – Looking northwest from Hepbourne St towards the south side of the Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa, originally the Dovercourt Presbyterian Church in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood of Toronto
2022 – Looking northeast from Hepbourne St towards the Hepbourne Hall Lofts. The building was originally a Sunday School, designed in 1910 by architects Simpson & Young for Dovercourt Presbyterian Church, whose tower can be seen in the background. Today the church is Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa
2022 – Looking northeast from Hepbourne St towards the Hepbourne Hall Lofts. The building was originally a Sunday School, designed in 1910 by architects Simpson & Young for Dovercourt Presbyterian Church, whose tower can be seen in the background. Today the church is Igreja Presbiteriana de Língua Portuguesa
2022 - In late 1905, the cornerstone was laid for Dovercourt Presbyterian Church at Dovercourt Rd and Hepbourne St. Copies of daily newspapers, coins, church papers, and records were placed underneath the stone
2022 – In late 1905, the cornerstone was laid for Dovercourt Presbyterian Church at Dovercourt Rd and Hepbourne St. Copies of daily newspapers, coins, church papers, and records were placed underneath the stone
SOURCE
  • City of Toronto Heritage Register: 700 Dovercourt Rd
  • The Globe Newspaper Archives: Nov 27, 1905, pg 5
  • The Globe Newspaper Archives: Sep 10, 1906, pg 8
  • Toronto Star Newspaper Archives: Sep 8, 1990, pg E36
  • Photos: Denise Marie for TorontoJourney416
  • Vintage Photos: Toronto Public Library

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