St Helen’s Parish

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St Helen’s Parish, a Roman Catholic Church, is located at 1688 Dundas St W (at St Clarens Ave on the northeast corner) in the Brockton Village neighbourhood of Toronto. The parish was established in 1875.

Built in 1908/09 at the cost of $75,000, architect Arthur William Holmes designed the church in the early French Gothic Revival style. Fifteen years later, Mr Holmes designed the church’s spire. St Helen’s Parish received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 1990.

St Helen’s Parish Rectory at 1680 Dundas St W between Margaretta St and St Clarens Ave was constructed in 1911. The rectory was designed by architect Arthur William Holmes and was designated a heritage property by the City in 1990.

St Helen’s Parish Hall is located just east of the rectory at 1674 Dundas St W. Designed by architect James Michael Cowan, the hall was built in 1920 and it also received heritage status in 1990.

St Helen’s Parish Photos

2021 - St Helen's Parish  at 1688 Dundas St W and St Clarens Ave, northeast corner
2021 – St Helen’s Parish at 1688 Dundas St W and St Clarens Ave, northeast corner
1980 – Looking east from the bridge where College St and Dundas St W meet towards St Helen's Church
1980 – Looking east from the bridge where College St and Dundas St W meet towards St Helen’s Church (Toronto Public Library Lochist-BL-036)
2021 – Looking northeast  towards St Helen's Parish at 1688 Dundas St W and St Clarens Ave
2021 – Looking northeast towards St Helen’s Parish at 1688 Dundas St W and St Clarens Ave
1980 - Looking southeast from St Clarens Ave towards the side of St Helen's Church at 1688 Dundas St W
1980 – Looking southeast from St Clarens Ave towards the side of St Helen’s Church at 1688 Dundas St W (Toronto Public Library Lochist-BL-081)
2021 – Looking north towards St Helen's Church and Rectory on Dundas St W between Margaretta St and St Clarens Ave
2021 – Looking north towards St Helen’s Church and Rectory on Dundas St W between Margaretta St and St Clarens Ave
1980 - Looking south from College St and St Clarens Ave towards St Helen's Parish at 1688 Dundas St W
1980 – Looking south from College St and St Clarens Ave towards St Helen’s Parish at 1688 Dundas St W (Toronto Public Library Lochist-BL-031)
2021 – The beautiful mosaic and stonework details at the main entrance of St Helen's Church
2021 – The beautiful mosaic and stonework details at the main entrance of St Helen’s Church
2021 – The pointed arches and decorative clerestory windows on the south façade of St Helen's Church
2021 – The pointed arches and decorative clerestory windows on the south façade of St Helen’s Church
1923 - Looking east from Dundas St W towards St Helen's Church at 1688 Dundas St W – the spire was added the following year
1923 – Looking east from Dundas St W towards St Helen’s Church at 1688 Dundas St W – the spire was added the following year (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 2886)
Sketch of St Helen's Roman Catholic Church when it was located at the southwest corner of Dundas St W and Lansdowne Ave - this building no longer exists
Sketch of St Helen’s Roman Catholic Church when it was located at the southwest corner of Dundas St W and Lansdowne Ave – this building no longer exists (Landmarks of Toronto Volume 4 by J Ross Robertson – 1904)
2021 - St Helen's Parish Rectory at 1680 Dundas St W between Margaretta St and St Clarens Ave
2021 – St Helen’s Parish Rectory at 1680 Dundas St W between Margaretta St and St Clarens Ave
1980 - St Helen's Parish Rectory at 1680 Dundas St W between Margaretta St and St Clarens Ave
1980 – St Helen’s Parish Rectory at 1680 Dundas St W between Margaretta St and St Clarens Ave (Toronto Public Library Lochist-BL-082)
2021 - St Helen’s Parish Hall at 1674 Dundas St W between Margaretta St and St Clarens Ave
2021 – St Helen’s Parish Hall at 1674 Dundas St W between Margaretta St and St Clarens Ave
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