Frequently Asked Questions
When are services?
Services are held at 10:30 am each Sunday at 175 St. Clair Ave West.
Are my kids welcome?
Absolutely. Kids and youth are important and valued members of our community! Find out about our exciting kids and youth programs.
What's the best way to get there by public transit?
Take the 512 St. Clair Streetcar from either the St. Clair subway station (westbound) or the St. Clair West subway station (eastbound) and get off at Avenue Road.
Where should I park?
If you ride your bike, you can park at the front of our property. If you bring your car, there is free parking on Sundays in the lot directly across from our building (access the parking lot on the north side of St. Clair Ave off Forest Hill Rd). Street parking is also available on St. Clair Ave. West and surrounding side streets.
Is the congregation “Queer Friendly”?
Absolutely. We have an active LGBT community within our congregation. Our denomination has welcomed gay parish ministers for the last quarter century, long before most other religious groups. Toronto First is also a “Welcoming Congregation”. The Welcoming Congregation Program is a completely volunteer program for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people.
Read our statement regarding same-sex couples passed at our Annual General Meeting in May 2001.
Is the building wheelchair accessible?
Our church building is almost totally wheelchair accessible. The elevator is located down the long hallway past the church office. An elevator key is available from the office. Level 1 is the lower hall; level 2 is the sanctuary; level 3 is Workman Hall, the accessible washroom and the nursery; level 4 is the Religious Education wing.
What should I wear?
Dress up or dress casually; you won't be alone whichever you choose.
How can I get I information on wedding, funerals and other rites of passage?
How established is the congregation?
The First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto was founded as a religious community since 1845 and has been active ever since. Learn more about our history.
Is Toronto First Unitarian Associated with Unity, Unification or the United Church?
No. We have no relationship with these organizations.