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Toronto in Toronto County, Ontario — Central Canada

St. Andrew By-The-Lake

St. Andrew By-The-Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 20, 2010
1. St. Andrew By-The-Lake Marker
Inscription.  After the Toronto Island parish was established in 1875 Bishop Arthur Sweatman was the prime mover in the building of this Anglican church. Designed by Arthur R. Denison, architect, the Early English Gothic style frame church was opened at the corner of Cherokee and Lakeshore Avenues, on 27 July 1884. Among the many fine stained glass windows, the triptych in the north chancel, designed by Robert McCausland, dates from 1886. To serve the growing summer community the building was enlarged in 1895. In 1959 the church was moved to this site to continue as a place of worship for the island community.

Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act
Toronto Historical Board
Erected 1980 by Toronto Historical Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is July 27, 1884.
Location. 43° 37.21′ N, 79° 22.189′ W. Marker is in Toronto, Ontario, in Toronto County. Marker can be reached from Cibola Avenue. St. Andrew By-The-Lake is located on Centre Island in Toronto Islands Park. Access
St. Andrew By-The-Lake Anglican Church and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 20, 2010
2. St. Andrew By-The-Lake Anglican Church and Marker - Wide View
The marker, although not really visible here, is in the hollow of the shrub that is just to the left of the walkway.
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to the Centre Island is by ferry from the terminal at the foot of Bay Street. Once on the island, the church is about a 10-12 minute walk along the main pedestrian/bike path, heading east from the Centre Island ferry terminal, just short of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Royal Canadian Yacht Club (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Lake Light (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Little Norway (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); The Royal York Hotel (approx. 3 kilometers away); The Bishop’s Palace 1818 (approx. 3 kilometers away); Mary Ann Shadd Cary (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); No. 2 (Centre) Blockhouse (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); The Battle of York 1813 (approx. 3.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toronto.
More about this marker. The marker itself is mounted on a low rock, which is located in the hollow within the bush that is to the left of the front walkway. The marker is easy to miss.
Also see . . .  A Brief History of St. Andrew-by-the-Lake. "This wooden church was built in 1884 at a cost of $2,000. Mr. A.R. Dennison was the architect. A moving force behind the construction of an island church was The Most Reverend Arthur Sweatman (1834-1909) who later became Lord Bishop of Toronto, Lord Archbishop of Toronto [1907 - 1909], and Primate of All Canada [1907 - 1909]. The island church functioned as the Bishop's chapel-of-ease in the long summer idyll of the last century. Some of Toronto's leading families
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such as the Masseys and Gooderhams assisted in bringing about the establishment of the church during their summers on Toronto Island...." (Submitted on September 10, 2010.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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