WELCOME TO CENTRE PLACE
We are an inclusive community meeting in Downtown Toronto since 1891.
All are welcome. LGBTQ+ affirming. Interfaith.
OUR MISSION is to invite everyone into community, to continually learn & grow, to abolish poverty & end needless suffering, to pursue peace everywhere, and to live life meaningfully together.
How do you live a meaningful life? What is the self? Do you have free will or is everything determined? What is happiness? Why is there suffering in the world? Does anything have any meaning? Why do we value some things more than others? We explore these and similar questions with lectures and discussion on history, theology, philosophy, religious studies, comparative religion, neuroscience, and more. Participants share a commitment to life-long learning and a passion for exploring the ideas that philosophers and theologians have wrestled with since ancient times.
Our Mindful Mondays are open to everyone: we welcome all religious and ethnic backgrounds, and gender identities and expressions. We respect all spiritual types and sensibilities, from those who simply want to achieve deep relaxation, manage stress, anxiety, and depression, to those who walk the path of spiritual growth. You decide what the meaning of your meditation is.
Our approach brings together the modern, secular mindfulness techniques and research, as well as the perspectives of the ancient contemplative traditions from East and West. This is a judgment-free, non-competitive environment. You can either sit on a chair or on a meditation cushion. There is no cost for this event but donations (minimum $5 suggested) are greatly appreciated. This allows us to offer this program to everyone regardless of their current financial situation.
Our Sunday activities are grounded in a tradition of progressive Christianity that is free from dogma and judgement. All are welcome regardless of background and beliefs. We are an inclusive, LGBTQ+ affirming community. We nurture the mind, body, and spirit with lectures, meditation, discussion groups, authentic conversation, and other meaningful activities, while building an inclusive community together. In every 11:00 am service we share lessons, mission updates, meditation, hymns, and prayer. We celebrate open communion on the first Sunday of each month.
10:00 am Scripture Discussion Group
11:00 am Inclusive Church Service
12:00 noon Snacks and Sharing Time
320 Richmond Street East #101
Toronto, ON M5A 1P9
260 Adelaide Street East #134
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1
Historian, Theologian, Lecturer, Pastor
Meditation, Spiritual Formation, Financial Officer
Centre Place is on the ground floor of the Modern, a new mixed-use tower at the north-east corner of Richmond and Sherbourne (320 Richmond Street E. #101). We're located in the "Old Town" neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Toronto.
If you are coming by transit, the nearest Subway Station is King. Take the street car east about six blocks to Sherbourne.
For drivers coming in from the north and east, take the Don Valley Parkway to the Richmond exit heading west, the church will be on the right. Coming from the west, take the Gardiner Expressway to the Jarvis exit, taking Jarvis north to Adelaide, and then east to Sherbourne. On Sunday mornings street parking in the neighbourhood is free and relatively plentiful and we are located across the street from a Green-P city parking lot.