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Church Tour - Sunday, July 9, 11:45 a.m. (Note Date Change)

posted 22 Jun 2017, 11:45 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 22 Jun 2017, 13:01 ]

St. Anne's offers a monthly tour at the conclusion of the worship service on the First Sunday of the month. The tour focuses on the Byzantine Revival architecture, Group of Seven paintings, and some of the interesting characters whose legacy continues to echo in the life of our community. This church is a national historic site, and our tour brings people from all over Canada and further afield, and we would be pleased to have you join them.

The tour is approximately 45 minutes in duration, and you are welcome to take pictures. Our tour leaders are trained and knowledgeable, and enjoy answering questions. We are delighted to introduce you to Robin, Roy and Lynn (Roy at left). 

There is no charge for the tour - Gifts to the Restoration Fund are gratefully received.
Everyone is welcome to attend the worship service as well as the tour. If you are not able to attend the service, please come into the church and find a place to sit until the liturgy concludes.

Tour Dates: 
  • July 9 (note change from July 2 to accommodate the long weekend.)
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

Monthly Midweek Eucharist - Wednesday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.

posted 29 Sep 2016, 09:55 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 22 Jun 2017, 11:49 ]

Join us for our monthly midweek worship service. It's 40 minutes: prayers, scripture, a short sermon, communion. Doors open at 10:00 for quiet prayer time. Coffee and cookies afterwards for those who want to linger. A great option if you were busy on the weekend, or to add a time to connect with God in the middle of the week. 

Everyone is welcome, so you can drop in! You do not have to be Anglican to participate in the Eucharist.

Please join us in the church, 270 Gladstone Ave. The church is accessible, with a wheelchair ramp and barrier free washroom.

First Wednesday of the Month at 10:30 a.m. - with occasional exceptions. Upcoming Dates: 
  • July 5
  • August 9
  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6

St. Anne's Book Club is back! - July 5, 6:30 p.m.

posted 9 Jun 2014, 10:26 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 22 Jun 2017, 12:17 ]

Ready to read some great books this summer? Here's the Plan:

On July 5, we’ll be discussing The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline; the book is available in all bookstores, including Indigo, Chapters, and many Coles locations. It’s also available on-line from and and in Kindle and Kobo formats. It is also available from the Toronto Public Library – although there aren’t many copies and at the moment there are holds for it.


On July 19, we’ll be discussing The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom, by Alison Love; the book should be available in most bookstores. If not, they can order it for you. It’s also available on-line and from the Toronto Public Library – they have five copies and no holds.


On  August 2, we’ll be discussing Abnormal Brain Sonnets, by David McFadden – a member of our community and book club. The book is available on line, or your local bookstore can order it for you, and there copies available at the Toronto Public Library. We hope to order direct from the publisher and will soon have an update on cost.


On August 16, we’ll be discussing Silverwing, by Kenneth Oppel. There are 57 copies in the Toronto Public Library and the book is available through almost all bookstores, as well as online. Also available in Kobo and Kindle formats.


On August 30, we’ll be discussing Earth and High Heaven, the 1944 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award. There are 24 copies in the Toronto Public Library and copies will be readily available from the publisher – me. Also available in Kobo and Kindle formats.

We will share a potluck supper and have great conversation. Please bring and food to share: salads, wine, juice, dessert.

We are meeting in the Skey Room, part of the St. Anne's Parish Hall, located at the west end of the church parking lot. (See picture above; enter by the brown door.)

All are welcome, and we hope you will enjoy reading with us.

Wednesdays: June 14, June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16, August 30.

Pride & Remembrance Run - Saturday, June 24, 10:00 a.m.

posted 5 Jun 2013, 05:01 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 2 Jun 2017, 12:55 ]

Run or Walk with us! Our St. Anne’s participation in Pride events is a natural extension our parish discernment that St. Anne's welcomes all people, and we support LGBTQ relationships. We practice Equal Marriage at St. Anne's.

Run 5K or walk 3K. Join our team by registering at Look under team listings for our team "Proud Anglicans".  There is a discount if you register as part of a team rather than as an independent runner. Proud Anglicans includes members of other Anglican congregations that support same gender relationships. It's good to know them and to support each other.

The run begins at 10:00 a.m. and the walk immediately follows. The route begins at the intersection of Church & Wellesley Streets and circles Queen's Park, returning to Church & Wellesley for the finish line and refreshments. 

PRIZES: Yes, there are prizes for the fastest runners in the race. But we also have our own Proud Anglicans prizes: The two fastest Proud Anglicans buy frappuccinos for all the other Proud Anglicans participants! You get to win, and you get to be humble...

We are pleased to support the beneficiaries identified for this year's run: 

  • Fife House Transitional Housing Program (supportive housing for people living with HIV)
  • Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity Gay-Straight Alliance Forums across Ontario: The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity works in schools and youth communities to stop bullying and discrimination by holding forums, workshops, training and providing ongoing support. This organization aspires to support and transform Canadian and indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast in a shared vision of a discrimination-free gender and sexually diverse world.
  • Casey House – Rebuilding Lives Day Health and Wellness Program: Casey House is a specialty hospital that provides compassionate health care to those living with medically complex experiences of HIV/AIDS. In an effort to improve patient services Casey House is building a new health care facility and introducing a Day Health and Wellness Program
  • Pride and Remembrance Foundation: The Pride and Remembrance Foundation is the charitable foundation responsible for the distribution of funds raised by the annual Pride and Remembrance Run. The Foundation’s mandate is to provide financial support to registered charities that benefit the LGBT community. The Foundation accepts applications for financial assistance from registered charities throughout the year.

Walk in the Toronto Pride Parade with St. Anne's! - Sunday, June 25, 2:00 p.m.

posted 5 Jun 2013, 04:57 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 2 Jun 2017, 13:02 ]

Walk with us in the Pride Parade as part of Proud Anglicans, a group representing Anglican congregations that welcome and affirm LGBTQ people. We are celebrating how far our church has come on this issue, pushing our church to go further, and (in a time of anti-gay messages from some church denominations, we want the wider community to hear our passionate commitment to support equal marriage!

Join us to walk the 4K parade route, or ride on top of the double decker bus! We join representatives of other welcoming parishes in carrying carrying banners with the names of our welcoming churches.

Listen for last minute details during the Sunday announcements at the conclusion of the 10:30 worship service. 

Meet at the staging area - at Bloor Street East and Jarvis Street. At 2:00 the floats will begin to come up from Rosedale Valley Road / Park Road. Our Proud Anglicans float is numbered as J42. That's far enough into the parade that it will likely be 2:30 -2:45 before it makes it to the top of the hill. You can join the float on Rosedale Valley Road too. 

Next Community Dinner - Sunday, July 16, 5:30 p.m.

posted 11 Nov 2012, 11:57 by Domain Administrator   [ updated 21 Jun 2017, 06:02 by Gary van der Meer ]

Please join us for our monthly Community Dinner.  Come to eat, or come and help us prepare and serve the meal. We serve over 100 people the kind of Sunday dinner that we would like to have in our own homes. Christianity is about service, and this activity is one of the more pleasant ways to render it to those who need a little help from us. Do consider joining in through your presence, food, or cash donation.


  • 2:30 p.m. Food preparation begins
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner is served
  • 6:30 p.m. Worship service
  • 6:45 p.m. Clean up (until 7:45)
Everything happens on the lower floor of the Parish Hall. Please enter the hall through the glass doors on the north side of building, on the walkway between the Parish Hall (651 Dufferin Street) and St. Anne's Place (661 Dufferin Street).

  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15

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