A Church with History

People have been gathering on this site for 200 years to worship, pray, learn and serve the neighbourhood. As times change, so does the building, and each generation enjoys the fruits of the commitment and effort of those who have gone before. Our most recent renovation was completed in 2014, resulting in a brighter, more open worship space and a clean, welcoming foyer and office area.

Our building is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 3:30, and you are welcome to visit!

Connected to Change

When SJYM began, Yonge Street was a rough toll road travelled by stage coaches and farmers’ wagons. Now, we overlook a record-holding main thoroughfare with a subway line underneath and Canada’s busiest 400-level highway passing overhead.

Still, founders’ names live on in neighbourhood streets, and the churchyard and grounds remain a pleasant and leafy resting place both for our ancestors and members more recently passed away. Inside, the plaques, decorations, windows and other architectural features may be moved or adapted over time but we preserve what we can to honour the faith and hard work of individuals who preceded us.

Our Story in Print


This limited-edition chronicle is rich with images and stories that play a part in Toronto’s history. Copies are still available: email welcome@sjym.ca with “anniversary book” in the subject line.

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