St. Paul's Basilica

St. Paul's Basilica is home to the oldest Roman Catholic congregation in Toronto, established in 1822. The first church on the site was built of red brick, with the current Italianate or Italian Renaissance-Style structure designed by Joseph Connolly and based on the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. It was dedicated on December 22, 1889, then elevated to "Minor Basilica" status on August 3, 1999, by Pope John Paul II .

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1887 Historic photo from 1887 - St. Pauls Roman Catholic Church - Owen Staples sketch - built ca 1824 and demolished for current church in 1889 in CorktownSt. Pauls Roman Catholic Church - Owen Staples sketch - built ca 1824 and demolished for current church in 1889
130 years ago - Corktown - 1887
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - St. Pauls Roman Catholic Church (opened 1889), Power St., s.e. cor. Queen St. E. in CorktownSt. Pauls Roman Catholic Church (opened 1889), Power St., s.e. cor. Queen St. E.
107 years ago - Corktown - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1981 Historic photo from Friday, May 1, 1981 - St Paul's Basilica - Italianate front exterior - designed by Joseph Connolly in CorktownSt Paul's Basilica - Italianate front exterior - designed by Joseph Connolly
36 years ago - Corktown - Friday, May 1, 1981
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)