St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church – today School of Toronto Dance Theatre

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St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church originally occupied the building at 80 Winchester St (at Metcalfe St on the northeast corner) in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood of Toronto. In the 1970s, the former church structure was home to the Donvale Community Centre. In 1979, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre moved into the space, and this day is their studios and offices.

Built in 1890/91 at the cost of $27,000, architects Gordon & Helliwell designed the church in the Romanesque Revival style. In 1927, Molesworth, West & Secord designed the Sunday school addition. The building received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 1975 and Ontario Heritage Trust three years later.

St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church Photos

2020 – Looking northeast at the former St Enoch's Presbyterian Church at 80 Winchester St and Metcalfe St - now The School of Toronto Dance Theatre since 1979
2020 – Looking northeast at the former St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church at 80 Winchester St and Metcalfe St – now The School of Toronto Dance Theatre since 1979
1980s - Originally St Enoch's Presbyterian Church, today The School of Toronto Dance Theatre since 1979 at 80 Winchester St at Metcalfe St, northeast corner (
1980s – Originally St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church, today The School of Toronto Dance Theatre since 1979 at 80 Winchester St at Metcalfe St, northeast corner (City of Toronto Archives, Series 1465, File 619, Item 13)
2021 - The corner entrance tower of the former St Enoch's Presbyterian Church at Winchester St and Metcalfe St, northeast corner
2021 – The corner entrance tower of the former St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church at Winchester St and Metcalfe St, northeast corner
Sketch of the St Enoch's Presbyterian Church
Sketch of the St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church (Landmarks of Toronto Volume 4 by J Ross Robertson – 1904)
2020 - Decorative brickwork and cornerstone of the former St Enoch's Presbyterian Church once at 80 Winchester St
2020 – Decorative brickwork and cornerstone of the former St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church once at 80 Winchester St
1972 - Donvale Community Center occupied the building in the 1970s, originally St Enoch's Presbyterian Church at 80 Winchester St at Metcalfe St, northeast corner
1972 – Donvale Community Center occupied the building in the 1970s, originally St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church at 80 Winchester St at Metcalfe St, northeast corner (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 28, Item 8)
2020 - Steeply pitched terracotta tile roof and decorative iron weather-vane from the former St Enoch's Presbyterian Church at 80 Winchester St
2020 – Steeply pitched terracotta tile roof and decorative iron weather-vane from the former St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church at 80 Winchester St
2020 - St Enoch's Presbyterian Church heritage plaque
2020 – St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church heritage plaque
Source
  • City of Toronto Heritage Register: 80 Winchester St
  • Ontario Heritage Trust: 80 Winchester St
  • The Globe and Mail Newspaper Archives: Feb 13, 1971, pg 13
  • The Globe and Mail Newspaper Archives: Apr 30, 1979, pg 17
  • Current Photos: Denise Marie for TorontoJourney416
  • Vintage Photos: City of Toronto Archives & Landmarks of Toronto: Volume 4 by J Ross Robertson (1904)

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