This week's Throwback Thursday covers a modern addition to an important cultural and architectural landmark at Toronto's King and Church intersection. Back on December 4th, 2010, construction was well underway for the new St. James Cathedral Parish House, located on Church Street, just north of the 1854-built Cathedral. Designed by architectsAlliance with heritage work by ERA Architects, the three-storey structure was built on a portion of the footprint of the church's historic Parish House, which was demolished to make way for the modern addition.

St. James Cathedral Parish House under construction, December 2010, image by Forum contributor androiduk

Returning to the same vantage point in 2017 reveals the finished building, construction of which was completed in 2012. Connecting with the Cathedral's 1958-built, Mathers and Haldenby-designed Diocesan Centre, and the original 1909-built, Darling and Pearson-designed Parish House, the new St. James Cathedral Parish House provides event and administrative space for the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. 

St. James Cathedral Parish House, June 2017, image by Jack Landau

We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto!

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