​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Access to Parish Reg​​​​​isters

The original parish registers are not available to the public.  

These books contain some of our most important records and can be very fragile.  

Repeated handling causes wear and tear to the books.  Do not contact parishes for access to these registers.

Microfi​​lm copies

In order to facilitate access and preservation, ARCAT has microfilmed the registers from all parishes within the Archdiocese of Toronto. Visitors are welcome to make an appointment to view microfilmed records prior to 1911.

In the 1980s, ​ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also microfilmed our parish registers up to the year 1910. We have compiled​ a listing of the microfilm reel contents and call numbers

Please note that this is NOT an ongoing program; we no longer permit third party duplication. 

Digitized reco​rds online

The LDS Church has discontinued its microfilm circulation program and is instead digitizing its microfilm collection for access online through FamilySearch.org.  This website is free but requires you to create an account to access any digitized records. 

Log in to your FamilySearch account in a separate window, and then click on a Parish Name in our listing below to view the respective parish's records.

​Please note that not all of each parish's records are currently digitized.  If you notice gaps in the records available, consult the listing of the microfilm reel contents to determine if the records exist but were not digitized. 

Please contact ARCAT to make an appointment to view records that FamilySearch has not yet digitized. 


City of T​oronto parishes established prior to 1910

Est. Date

Parish Name

Location

1822

St. Paul's

83 Power Street (Parliament & Richmond)

1848

St. Michael's

200 Chur​ch Street (Dundas & Jarvis)

1852

St. Mary's​

589 Adelaide St. W. (Bathurst & King)

1854

St. Joseph's

200 Morrish Road (Highland Creek)
​See St. John the Evangelist, Whitby records​​​

1856

St. Basil's

50 St. Joseph Street (Bay & Wellesley)

1861

St. Patrick's​​​

141 McCaul Street (Dundas & University)

1875

St. Helen's

1680 Dundas Street (at Lansdowne)

1878

St. Joseph's

172 Leslie Street (at Queen)

1886

Our Lady of Lourdes

11 Earl Street (Jarvis & Wellesley)

1887

Sacre-Coeur / Sacred Heart

381 Sherbourne St. (at Carlton)

1892

Holy Rosary

354 St. Clair Ave. West (at Bathurst)

1895

St. Cecilia's

161 Annette Street (Dundas & Keele)

1895

St. John's

794 Kingston Road (at Main)

1896

St. Peter's

659 Markham Street (Bloor & Bathurst)

1900

Holy Family

1372  King Street West (at Jameson)

1903​

St. Francis of Assisi

72 Mansfield Avenue (Grace & College)

1908

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

202 St. Patrick Street (Dundas & University)

1908

St. Ann's

120 First Avenue (Gerrard & Broadview)

1908

St. Leo's

277 Royal York Road (at Mimico)

1908

St. Monica's

44 Broadway Avenue (Yonge & Eglinton)

1909

St. Anthony's

1041 Bloor Street West (at Dufferin)


Parishes ou​​tside Toronto established prior to 1910

Est. Date

Parish Name

Location

1830-33 1847-49

Mission records of Fr. Gordon from St. Paul's, Toronto

Townships above Toronto

1836-50

Mission records of priests from St. Paul's, Toronto

Brock, Hogg's Hollow, Markham, Thornhill, Whitby

​​1830

​St. Patrick's​

​Brampton (Wildfield)

1833

St. James'

Colgan

1835

St. Ann's ​/ Ste. Anne

Penetanguishene

1841

St. John Chrysostom

Newmarket

1843

St. Gregory the Great

Oshawa

1854

St. Joseph's

Beaverton

1855

Guardian Angels  

Orillia

1855

St. Mary's

Collingwood

1855

St. Columbkille's

Uptergrove

1856

St. Mary's (previously Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary)

Barrie

1856

St. Patrick's

Mississauga (Dixie)

1856

Ste. Croix

Lafontaine

1857 

St. Mary Immaculate

Richmond Hill

​1860

​St. Francis de Sales (previously St. Wilfrid's)​

​Pickering (Ajax)
​See St. John the Evangelist, Whitby​ records

1865

St. Patrick's

Phelpston

1867

St. John the Evangelist

Albion (Caledon East)

1871

St. Patrick's

Stayner

1875

Sacred Heart

Uxbridge

1876

St. Paul the Apostle  

Alliston

1876​

St. Patrick's

Schomberg

1876

St. Timothy (previously St. Peter's)

Orangeville

1883​

St. Margaret's

Midland

1883

St. John the Evangelist

Whitby

1884

St. Andrew's

Brechin

1906

St. John the Evangelist

Waubaushene

1908​

St. Patrick's​

Perkinsfield