Welcome to our LGBTQ+ affirming, non-dogmatic, interfaith community. From our location in downtown Toronto, we reach out to members and friends who join us from around the world every week. We strive to provide a safe space for people of diverse backgrounds and philosophies of life to come together to explore existential questions, as well as to work together to promote peace, justice, and equal opportunities to everyone. Our activities include meditations, lectures, retreats, workshops, discussion groups, music production, and the Beyond the Walls online church services. 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.
WELCOME TO CENTRE PLACE
CENTRE PLACE LECTURE SERIES
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? As a community, 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.
BEYOND THE WALLS
Join our global congregation online each Sunday for inclusive church “Beyond the Walls” of Toronto Centre Place. Each week our service is translated and captioned in English, French, and Spanish so that seekers and disciples around the world can participate. As Christians, we are committed to Jesus’ example of radical inclusion: we are therefore fully LGBTQ+ affirming and we uphold the fundamental worth of all persons.
Community of Christ is non-credal, meaning that you do not have to affirm a particular set of beliefs in order to share in sacred community with us. We believe we have a special calling to share our understanding of Christ’s Mission and to interpret and uphold the Enduring Principles of the restored gospel for our own time and place in history. We invite you join us in our efforts to improve our communities and bring about the just and peaceful heavenly commonwealth of God on earth.
JOIN BEYOND THE WALLS ONLINE EVERY SUNDAY AT 12:00 PM EDT
REWATCH OUR EASTER 2022 SERVICE
CHRISTMAS SERVICE WITH HANDEL'S MESSIAH
The 2021 Beyond the Walls Christmas Eve service. A music festival from Handel’s Messiah and John Hamer speaking from the Kirtland Temple on the theme “Hallelujah!” Christmas Eve at the Kirtland Temple is a time-honoured tradition as is the singing the Messiah in the Auditorium.
THE LIVING RESTORATION
The Toronto Congregation was originally organized in 1836 with John Taylor serving as the first pastor. Members held cottage meetings in the Taylor home, just two blocks from the present location of Toronto Centre Place. Community of Christ is the largest progressive church within the Latter Day Saint Restoration tradition. Rather than remaining fixed in the limited understanding of our ancestors in the 1840s, we have continued to be open to ongoing revelation as we seek to build up Zion in the context of the 21st century. Learn about our heritage and our story from our Heritage Sunday celebration:
ABOUT CENTRE PLACE
Centre Place is the home of Community of Christ Toronto Congregation, an affirming and welcoming Christian community within the Restoration tradition. Our mission is: (1) to invite everyone into sacred community, (2) to abolish poverty and end needless suffering, (3) to pursue peace on earth, (4) to continually learn and grow by developing our capacity to serve others, and (5) to live life meaningfully and missionally together.
PHYSICAL ADDRESS (no mail received)
320 Richmond Street East #101
Toronto, ON M5A 1P9
MAILING ADDRESS (for envelopes and large items)
260 Adelaide Street East #134
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1
Pastor, Historian, Theologian, Lecturer
Spiritual Formation, Financial Officer
There are currently no in-person events scheduled. Please join us online.
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.