St Peter’s Anglican Church – today Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services

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St Peter’s Anglican Church once occupied the building at 188 Carlton St (at Bleeker St on the northeast corner) in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood of Toronto. Today, it’s home to Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services.

In 1864, the land was purchased for $700, and the 400-seat church cost $3,700 to construct. Built in 1865/66, architects Gundry & Langley designed the church in the English Gothic Revival style. In 1872, transepts were added to the church to accommodate its growing congregation. Seating capacity was increased to 600. In 1905, the architectural firm of Gordon & Helliwell designed the former Rectory located at 190 Carlton St.

In 1897, Sir Henry Pellatt, builder of Casa Loma, paid to have the church converted to electricity from gas.

St Peter’s Anglican Church received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 1973 and Ontario Heritage Trust in 1993.

St Peter’s Anglican Church Photos

2020 - The former St Peter's Anglican Church at 188 Carlton St and Bleecker St, northeast corner - now Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services
2020 – The former St Peter’s Anglican Church at 188 Carlton St and Bleecker St, northeast corner – now Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services
1972 – Looking northeast from Carlton St and Bleecker St towards St Peter's Anglican Church
1972 – Looking northeast from Carlton St and Bleecker St towards St Peter’s Anglican Church (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 69, Item 3)
2020 – Looking towards the west facade of the former St Peter's Anglican Church at 188 Carlton St
2020 – Looking towards the west facade of the former St Peter’s Anglican Church at 188 Carlton St
1939 - When the 500-pound bell came tumbling down from the tower of St. Peter's Anglican Church - the dotted line shows how the bell crashed
1939 – When the 500-pound bell came tumbling down from the tower of St. Peter’s Anglican Church – the dotted line shows how the bell crashed (Toronto Public Library TSPA_0110902F)
1923 – Looking northwest from Carlton St towards the side and back of St Peter's Anglican Church at 188 Carlton St
1923 – Looking northwest from Carlton St towards the side and back of St Peter’s Anglican Church at 188 Carlton St (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 126)
2020 - St Peter's Anglican Church plaque
2020 – St Peter’s Anglican Church plaque
2021 - Looking north from Carlton St towards the side of the former St Peter's Anglican Church at 188 Carlton St – notice the heritage plaque by the door
2021 – Looking north from Carlton St towards the side of the former St Peter’s Anglican Church at 188 Carlton St – notice the heritage plaque by the door
1977 – Looking northwest from Carlton St towards St Peter's Anglican Church
1977 – Looking northwest from Carlton St towards St Peter’s Anglican Church (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1526, File 8, Item 5)
Sketch of St Peter's Anglican Church at 188 Carlton St - today it's home to the Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services
Sketch of St Peter’s Anglican Church at 188 Carlton St – today it’s home to the Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services (Landmarks of Toronto Volume 4 by J Ross Robertson – 1904)
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