History of St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church

Church outside during Christmas

Toronto’s Armenian Community center and A.R.S. Day School in 1979, who were committed to preservation and continuation of their Armenian heritage. Felt the absence of an Armenian Church under the umbrella of the Holy See of the Catholicosate of Cilicia in their community. Near the end of 1982, an official petition was delivered to the prelacy of Canada and Eastern United States, that on February 28, 1983 resulted in an approval in constructing a formation of a new church community.

By the blessing of the Prelate His Eminence Archbishop Mesrob Ashjian, Very Rev. Fr. Khajag Hagopian was called to pastoral ministry.

Thus, St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church of Toronto was officially established in 1983 and the first holy liturgy service was held on Sunday April 10, 1983.

Following eight years, the Armenian Community of Toronto decided on the need of their own church. They erected what is now known as St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church at 45 Hallcrown Place to the beside the already built Armenian Community Centre. The church was consecrated by His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia of blessed memory in 1990.