Euclid Avenue Methodist Church – Later Queen Street United

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Euclid Avenue Methodist Church, later Queen Street United Church, was once located at 761 to 769 Queen St W (a block and a half west of Bathurst St on the south side opposite Euclid Ave) in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood.

Built in 1904/05, architect George Martell Miller designed the red brick church. It was constructed on the same site as the church’s previous structure, which was built in 1864. The first service in the new church was held in November 1905.

In October 1904, the cornerstone was laid for Euclid Avenue Methodist Church. In an iron box, church papers and coins, which were under the 1864 cornerstone along with the history of the church, were placed underneath the 1904 cornerstone. Both cornerstones are on the left front of the building.

Today, retail shops, which include Anthropologie, occupy the former church.

Euclid Avenue Methodist Church Photos

2020 - Originally the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church, later Queen Street United Church, was once located at 761 to 769 Queen St W in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood. Today the former church building is home to retail shops
2020 – Originally the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church, later Queen Street United Church, was once located at 761 to 769 Queen St W in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood. Today the former church building is home to retail shops
Sketch of the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church that once occupied 761 Queen St W, opposite Euclid Ave
Sketch of the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church that once occupied 761 Queen St W, opposite Euclid Ave (Landmarks of Toronto Volume 4 book by J Ross Robertson – 1904)
2022 - Today home to retail shops, the former building was originally the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church, later Queen Street United Church, located at 761 to 769 Queen St W
2022 – Today home to retail shops, the former building was originally the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church, later Queen Street United Church, located at 761 to 769 Queen St W
1906 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address and Reverend of the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church
1906 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address and Reverend of the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church (Toronto Public Library)
2022 - In October 1904, the cornerstone was laid for Euclid Avenue Methodist Church. In an iron box, church papers and coins, which were under the 1864 cornerstone along with the history of the church, were placed underneath the 1904 cornerstone. Both cornerstones are on the left front of the building
2022 – In October 1904, the cornerstone was laid for Euclid Avenue Methodist Church. In an iron box, church papers and coins, which were under the 1864 cornerstone along with the history of the church, were placed underneath the 1904 cornerstone. Both cornerstones are on the left front of the building
1890 - The previous Euclid Avenue Methodist Church was once located on Queen St W opposite Euclid Ave. This church was replaced by the present-day building in 1904/05
1890 – The previous Euclid Avenue Methodist Church was once located on Queen St W opposite Euclid Ave. This church was replaced by the present-day building in 1904/05 (Toronto Public Library R- 6068)
Sketch of Euclid Avenue Methodist Church that once occupied Queen St W opposite Euclid Ave
Sketch of Euclid Avenue Methodist Church that once occupied Queen St W opposite Euclid Ave (Landmarks of Toronto Volume 4 by J Ross Robertson – 1904)
1899 - Goads Map showing the location of the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church once on Queen St W, on the south side opposite Euclid Ave
1899 – Goads Map showing the location of the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church once on Queen St W, on the south side opposite Euclid Ave (Toronto Public Library)
1890 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address and Reverend of the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church
1890 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address and Reverend of the Euclid Avenue Methodist Church (Toronto Public Library)
SOURCE
  • The Globe Newspaper Archives: Oct 24, 1904, pg 12
  • The Globe Newspaper Archives: Nov 11, 1905, pg 5
  • Landmarks of Toronto: Volume 4 by J Ross Robertson (1904), pgs 395-397
  • Photos: Denise Marie for TorontoJourney416
  • Vintage Photos: Toronto Public Library
  • Vintage Map: Atlas of the City of Toronto 1899 by Chas E Goad courtesy of Toronto Public Library
  • Toronto City Directory by RL Polk Ltd 1890 courtesy of Toronto Public Library
  • Toronto City Directory by Might Directories Ltd 1906 courtesy of Toronto Public Library

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