Our Lady of Sorrows Church – Built in 1940

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Our Lady of Sorrows Parish is located at 3053 Bloor St W (at Cliveden Ave on the southwest corner, just west of Royal York Rd) in The Kingsway and Sunnylea neighbourhoods of Toronto.

Built in 1940, architect James Haffa designed the Roman Catholic church. The first service was held on November 17, 1940; however, the church officially opened the following month.

Our Lady of Sorrows Church Photos

2021 - Looking southwest towards Our Lady of Sorrows Church located at 3053 Bloor St W and Cliveden Ave in The Kingsway and Sunnylea neighbourhoods of Toronto
2021 – Looking southwest towards Our Lady of Sorrows Church located at 3053 Bloor St W and Cliveden Ave in The Kingsway and Sunnylea neighbourhoods of Toronto
1958 – Looking southwest towards Church of Our Lady of Sorrows located at 3053 Bloor St W and Cliveden Ave. The church was completed in 1940 and designed by architect James Haffa
1958 – Looking southwest towards Church of Our Lady of Sorrows located at 3053 Bloor St W and Cliveden Ave. The church was completed in 1940 and designed by architect James Haffa (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, Series 1057, Item 7950)
2021 - The north and west facades of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Toronto
2021 – The north and west facades of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Toronto
1940 – Looking southeast towards the near completion of Our Lady of Sorrows Church at Bloor St W and Cliveden Ave
1940 – Looking southeast towards the near completion of Our Lady of Sorrows Church at Bloor St W and Cliveden Ave (Toronto Public Library TSPA_0111076F)
2023 - The main facade and corner bell tower of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in The Kingsway and Sunnylea neighbourhoods. Notice the church doors are open
2023 – The main facade and corner bell tower of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in The Kingsway and Sunnylea neighbourhoods. Notice the church doors are open
2021 – The entrance of Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 3053 Bloor St W. The dramatic bronze doors were created by Italian sculptor Ernesto Lamagna and installed in 2016. They depict St Michael the Archangel conquering evil, along with the Latin words "Quis ut Deus" (meaning "Who is God"). Other architectural highlights of the entrance include intricate stone carvings and a mosaic tile illustration
2021 – The entrance of Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 3053 Bloor St W. The dramatic bronze doors were created by Italian sculptor Ernesto Lamagna and installed in 2016. They depict St Michael the Archangel conquering evil, along with the Latin words “Quis ut Deus” (meaning “Who is God”). Other architectural highlights of the entrance include intricate stone carvings and a mosaic tile illustration
2023 - The beautiful mosaic tile artwork over the entrance of Our Lady of Sorrows Church was created by Italian-Canadian artist, Luigi Nasato
2023 – The beautiful mosaic tile artwork over the entrance of Our Lady of Sorrows Church was created by Italian-Canadian artist, Luigi Nasato
2021 - Our Lady of Sorrows Rectory is located next to the church at 3055 Bloor St W. Architect James Haffa designed the building
2021 – Our Lady of Sorrows Rectory is located next to the church at 3055 Bloor St W. Architect James Haffa designed the building
1958 – Looking east from Brentwood Rd along Bloor St W towards Royal York Rd in The Kingsway and Sunnylea neighbourhoods. Notice the Our Lady of Sorrows Church tower on the right
1958 – Looking east from Brentwood Rd along Bloor St W towards Royal York Rd in The Kingsway and Sunnylea neighbourhoods. Notice the Our Lady of Sorrows Church tower on the right (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, Series 1057, Item 7982)
2023 - Looking southeast towards the corner of Bloor St W and Royal York Rd in the Sunnylea neighbourhood. Notice the tower of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the background
2023 – Looking southeast towards the corner of Bloor St W and Royal York Rd in the Sunnylea neighbourhood. Notice the tower of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the background
2023 - Looking southwest towards Our Lady of Sorrows Church from Bloor St W, just east of Cliveden Ave in Toronto
2023 – Looking southwest towards Our Lady of Sorrows Church from Bloor St W, just east of Cliveden Ave in Toronto
2021 - Looking south towards the main facade of Our Lady of Sorrows Church and Rectory located at Bloor St W and Cliveden Ave in The Kingsway and Sunnylea neighbourhoods
2021 – Looking south towards the main facade of Our Lady of Sorrows Church and Rectory located at Bloor St W and Cliveden Ave in The Kingsway and Sunnylea neighbourhoods
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