Timothy Eaton Memorial Church

Timothy Eaton's widow, along with his son, Sir John Craig Eaton, donated the land on the north side of St. Clair Avenue West to build a church to honour the department store founder. The church, designed in an English Gothic style, was opened in 1914, and had for a time tennis courts, a lawn bowling green, and even four bowling alleys in the basement.

In 1915 a stained glass reproduction of The Light of the World by English Pre-Raphaelite painter Holman Hunt was installed. On October 17th, 1917, World War One flying ace Billy Bishop married Margaret Burden, a granddaughter of Timothy Eaton, in the church.

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1907 Historic photo from 1907 - Mrs. Timothy Eaton and Sir John Eaton at Eaton Memorial Church cornerstone laying in Forest HillMrs. Timothy Eaton and Sir John Eaton at Eaton Memorial Church cornerstone laying
110 years ago - Forest Hill - 1907
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1909 Historic photo from 1909 - Opening of the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Forest HillOpening of the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church
108 years ago - Forest Hill - 1909
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - East side of the Eaton Memorial Church, St. Clair Avenue West in Forest HillEast side of the Eaton Memorial Church, St. Clair Avenue West
97 years ago - Forest Hill - 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Exterior view of the Eaton Memorial Church, St. Clair Avenue West in Forest HillExterior view of the Eaton Memorial Church, St. Clair Avenue West
97 years ago - Forest Hill - 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from 1922 - Sir John Craig Eatons funeral at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Forest HillSir John Craig Eatons funeral at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church
95 years ago - Forest Hill - 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from 1922 - Casket of Sir John Craig Eaton leaving the Timothy Eaton Memorial United Church during his funeral in Forest HillCasket of Sir John Craig Eaton leaving the Timothy Eaton Memorial United Church during his funeral
95 years ago - Forest Hill - 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1922 Historic photo from 1922 - People leaving Sir John Craig Eatons funeral - Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Forest HillPeople leaving Sir John Craig Eatons funeral - Timothy Eaton Memorial Church
95 years ago - Forest Hill - 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Thursday, August 2, 1928 - Leaded glass window - Eaton Memorial Church, interior in Forest HillLeaded glass window - Eaton Memorial Church, interior
89 years ago - Forest Hill - Thursday, August 2, 1928
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Thursday, August 2, 1928 - South side and tower - Eaton Memorial Church in Forest HillSouth side and tower - Eaton Memorial Church
89 years ago - Forest Hill - Thursday, August 2, 1928
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1941 Historic photo from 1941 - Depositing the RCAF colours in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Forest HillDepositing the RCAF colours in Timothy Eaton Memorial Church
76 years ago - Forest Hill - 1941
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)