Who Worships Where: an agnostic assessment of Toronto’s most formidable flocks
Religious attendance might be in free fall across the city, but over the years a handful of Toronto congregations have managed to stockpile both money and influence. We look at the places where power brokers still kneel before something far mightier than themselves.
Reform Judaism | Since 1856 | 1950 Bathurst St.
The high-powered home of Canada’s largest and most star-studded Reform congregation
Mt. Sinai chair
Roman Catholic | Since 1926 | 24 Cheritan Ave.
The power nexus for Roman Catholic worshippers from Lawrence Park, Hoggs Hollow and North Toronto
Anglican | Since 1874 | 300 Lonsdale Rd.
Like an old-money matriarch, Grace goes about its business quietly and elegantly. Well-to-dos from Forest Hill and Rosedale fill the coffers
Harold Ballard’s daughter
Lenczner Slaight co-founder
Sikh | Since 1973 | 7080 Dixie Rd.
The largest and busiest Gurdwara (worship centre) in Canada
Harper cabinet MP
Auto titan, Raps “super-fan”
University lecturer, ex-MP
Created world’s cheapest tablet
Conservative Jewish | Since 1952 | 1700 Bathurst St.
The synagogue of choice for more traditional observers
Human rights activist