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History

The Archdiocese of Toronto has a long and storied history dating back to its inception on December 17, 1841, when Michael Power was appointed first Bishop of the area covering the western half of Upper Canada.


Biographies of past Ordinaries of Toronto

Biographies of past Auxiliary Bishops of Toronto

Timeline of the Archdiocese of Toronto

Fathers and Theologians of the First Provincial Council of Toronto, 1875 

Group photograph of the participants of the first Roman Catholic Provincial Council in front of St. Michael's Cathedral, Toronto, 1875.  

Seated, left to right: Bishop Crinnon of Hamilton; Bishop (later Archbishop of Toronto) Walsh of London; Archbishop Lynch of Toronto; Bishop Jamot of Peterborough; Bishop Duhamel of Ottawa. 

[Archives of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto, PH 04/10P]