St Stephen-In-The-Fields Church is located at 103 Bellevue Ave (at College St on the southeast corner) in Toronto’s Kensington Market and Harbord Village neighbourhoods.
Built in 1858, the entire property was valued at $30,000. Architect Thomas Fuller designed the red brick and stone-faced Anglican church in the Early English Gothic style. It had a seating capacity of 600. When the church was built, it was surrounded by fields, hence the name.
In 1865, a fire swept through the church. All that remained were its brick walls. That same year, architects Gundry & Langley rebuilt the church, keeping the original church’s design features. A rectory was also built.
In 1878, with a growing congregation, additions and alterations were made by architect Richard Cunningham Windeyer. In 1905, electricity was installed in the church.
St Stephen-In-The-Fields Church received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 1973 and Ontario Heritage Trust in 1977.