Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church – Built in 1880/81

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The Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church, originally St Mark’s Church, is located at 201 Cowan Ave (south of Queen St W on the east side) in Toronto’s Little Tibet/Parkdale neighbourhood.

Built in 1880/81, the church was designed in the Gothic Revival style. Its cornerstone was laid in October 1880. The structure features polychrome brickwork, stained glass, buttressed sidewalls and an octagonal belfry with a spire topped by an ornamental Maltese cross. The total value of the property was upwards of $8,000. The church, which had a seating capacity for 400 parishioners, held its first service in January 1881.

While some sources give credit to architects Langley, Langley & Burke, two newspaper articles of the day credit Almond Edwin Paull & Son for St Mark’s Church design.

In 1984, the Church of the Epiphany (once at 1515 Queen St W) joined St Mark’s congregation and was renamed The Church of the Epiphany and St Mark.

The church received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 1976 and Ontario Heritage Trust in 1984.

Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church Photos

2021 - Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church is located at 201 Cowan Ave, south of Queen St W on the east side in the Little Tibet/Parkdale neighbourhood
2021 – Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church is located at 201 Cowan Ave, south of Queen St W on the east side in the Little Tibet/Parkdale neighbourhood
1929 - St Mark's Church, today the Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church, is located at 201 Cowan Ave. The church features Gothic Revival style architecture
1929 – St Mark’s Church, today the Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church, is located at 201 Cowan Ave. The church features Gothic Revival style architecture (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 16769)
2021 - The main entrance of Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church at 201 Cowan Ave
2021 – The main entrance of Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church at 201 Cowan Ave
Early 1880s - Nearing completion of St Mark's Church, today's Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church. The Gothic Revival style structure was built in 1881 and designed by architects Langley, Langley & Burke
Early 1880s – Nearing completion of St Mark’s Church, today’s Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church. The Gothic Revival style structure was built in 1881 and designed by architects Langley, Langley & Burke (Toronto Public Library R-5558 )
2021 - Looking east towards Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church located at 201 Cowan Ave. The church received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 1976 and Ontario Heritage Trust in 1984
2021 – Looking east towards Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church located at 201 Cowan Ave. The church received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 1976 and Ontario Heritage Trust in 1984
1957 - St Mark's Church is located at 201 Cowan Ave, south of Queen St W on the east side. Notice the St Mark's Church sign
1957 – St Mark’s Church is located at 201 Cowan Ave, south of Queen St W on the east side. Notice the St Mark’s Church sign (Toronto Public Library R-5595)
2022 – Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church and gateway located at 201 Cowan Ave
2022 – Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church and gateway located at 201 Cowan Ave
2021 - The octagonal belfry and spire with metalwork at Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church
2021 – The octagonal belfry and spire with metalwork at Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church
Sketch of St Mark's Church, today home to Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church
Sketch of St Mark’s Church, today home to Epiphany & St Mark Anglican Church (Landmarks of Toronto Volume 4 by J Ross Robertson – 1904)
2022 – Heritage Toronto plaque crediting architects Darling & Curry for the St Mark’s Anglican Church Parkdale 1881
2022 – Heritage Toronto plaque crediting architects Darling & Curry for the St Mark’s Anglican Church Parkdale 1881
1899 - Goads Map showing the location of St Mark's Church
1899 – Goads Map showing the location of St Mark’s Church (Toronto Public Library)
2022 – In 1984, the Church of the Epiphany once at 1515 Queen St W joined St Mark's congregation and was renamed The Church of the Epiphany and St Mark
2022 – In 1984, the Church of the Epiphany once at 1515 Queen St W joined St Mark’s congregation and was renamed The Church of the Epiphany and St Mark
2021 – Before merging with St Mark's in the 1980s, The Church of the Epiphany was located at 1515 Queen St W. Today, their former church building is home to Our Lady of Lebanon Parish
2021 – Before merging with St Mark’s in the 1980s, The Church of the Epiphany was located at 1515 Queen St W. Today, their former church building is home to Our Lady of Lebanon Parish
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