Roncesvalles United Church

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Roncesvalles United Church, originally Erskine United Church, is located at 214 Wright Ave (at Roncesvalles Ave on the northwest corner) in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood of Toronto.

Built in 1928, architects George, Moorhouse & King designed the church in the Gothic Revival style.

A Timeline of the Congregation

  • Prior to the present-day church, there was another church at this location called High Park Presbyterian. It was completed in 1910. When The United Church of Canada was formed in 1925, the church was renamed Erksine United in order not to be confused with another church with a similar name. In 1927, the church was destroyed by fire.
  • In 1928, the newly constructed Erskine United Church opened.
  • In 1961, North Parkdale merged with Erskine and renamed Emamanuel United Church.
  • In 1969, Howard Park joined the congreation to form Emamanuel-Howard Park United Church.
  • In 2016, the church was renamed Roncesvalles United.

Roncesvalles United Church Photos

Late 1920s - Roncesvalles United Church, originally Erskine United Church, is located at 214 Wright Ave
Late 1920s – Roncesvalles United Church, originally Erskine United Church, is located at 214 Wright Ave (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1034, Item 130)
2021 - Looking west towards Roncesvalles United Church at 214 Wright Ave and Roncesvalles Ave
2021 – Looking west towards Roncesvalles United Church at 214 Wright Ave and Roncesvalles Ave
2014 - Roncesvalles United Church, originally Erskine United Church, is located at Wright Ave and Roncesvalles Ave on the northwest corner
2014 – Roncesvalles United Church, originally Erskine United Church, is located at Wright Ave and Roncesvalles Ave on the northwest corner (Google Maps)
1910 - Prior to the present-day church, High Park Presbyterian was at this location and in 1925, was renamed Erksine United Church - this structure was destroyed by fire in 1927 and replaced with today's church
1910 – Prior to the present-day church, High Park Presbyterian was at this location and in 1925, was renamed Erksine United Church – this structure was destroyed by fire in 1927 and replaced with today’s church (Toronto Public Library R-5622)
1910 - Goads Map showing the location of the High Park Presbyterian (United) Church, where today's Roncesvalles United Church is located
1910 – Goads Map showing the location of the High Park Presbyterian (United) Church, where today’s Roncesvalles United Church is located (Toronto Public Library)
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