The Church of the Redeemer is an Anglican church in Toronto, Canada. The small church is prominently located at the intersection of Bloor Street and Avenue Road, near the University of Toronto. It was founded in 1871 when the area was still on the fringe of the city. The Gothic Revival style building opened on June 15, 1879.
As with many other downtown churches the Church of the Redeemer suffered from falling attendance in the late twentieth century. The church ran into severe financial difficulties and in 1979 the parish voluntarily disestablished itself and was taken over by the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. The church lands were sold to developers and the massive Four Seasons Renaissance Centre was built on them. With the money from this deal the church was again solvent and regained its independence. The money also paid for much needed renovations. In 2000 the church launched a major renovation project as extra meeting space and offices were constructed under the building.
The church is noted by passersby for its prominent sign, often featuring a quotation or thought for meditation. The church is also known to host a range of musical events and concerts.
Taken from the car at red light stop.
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Sonata11 (28341) 2013-01-02 16:31
przepiekny stary kosciolek na tle ogromnego nowoczesnego budynku. Piekne ujecie oraz wspaniale wyjkonanie. Sliczna kolorystyka, ostrosc, super swiatlo. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Serdecznie pozdrawiam w Nowym Roku.
tedesse (22122) 2013-01-03 3:30
Kolejne interesujace nocne zdjecie przedstawiajace piekny anglikanski kosciol.
Ladny kadr, piekna kolorystyka, dobra ostrosc.
mvdisco (16456) 2013-01-03 7:38
Hi Ziggy, Bonjour,
Very nice capture of this Anglican church on nocturne picture,
Beautiful contrast and light with nice colors,
well located in center city of Toronto..
A sharp and clear details and presentation.
Michel...*Happy new Year*
Fis2 (73114) 2013-01-03 14:05
Az podziw bierze, ze ten kosciol przetrwal w takim miejscu, a wokolo nowe inwestycje.
Ciekawy reporterski strzal z samochodu.
Have a nice evening
Cricri (86463) 2013-01-03 21:55
Grand contraste de la vielle église néo-gothique entre les bâtiments moderne, bonne lumière et couleurs, tout comme le POV choisi
Graal (88908) 2013-01-03 23:13
interesujacy kontrast starej budowli kosciola z nowoczesnym wiezowcem w tle. Fajne nocne foto. Ciekawe informacje. Dobra robota.
Milego dnia zycze.
Tigerlily (2343) 2013-01-04 12:06
Beautiful light, Ziggy.I like this winter night view...Excellently captured city life..old and new...
chrisvek (5483) 2013-01-04 19:28
Very good capture of the streets of Toronto.Very nice ligthning usage and so unique atmosphere.Very good job.Well done.TFS
Have a nice day
Didi (48930) 2013-01-05 6:29
Nice preserved chapel between modern architectures
Best wishes for the year 2013
jhm (122458) 2013-01-05 8:06
These church is a nice contrast against the big building on background
Very nice capture of this Anglican church on this picture.
This gives a very well image of this country.
Excellent composition and good combination and colors.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
luciola (2562) 2013-01-09 10:35
Ciekawie ujales te swiatynie na tle wielkiej bezdusznej cywilizacji urbanistycznej. I Te twoje piekne miekkie kolory.
- Copyright: ziggy siedleczka (mumek) (20190)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1, Panasonic 20mm F1.7
- Exposure: f/1.7, 1/20 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-02 13:19