We are a vibrant and growing Christian community located in the heart of Corktown in downtown Toronto.
In 1842, Bishop John Strachan established this church to serve a fast-growing working class neighbourhood on the eastern edge of Toronto. A committee of local businessmen and residents raised the funds and supervised the building of the Gothic Revival church that’s now considered one of Toronto’s architectural gems. Prominent funders and early leaders were distillery owners William Gooderham and James Worts, and so began Little Trinity’s tradition of strong lay leadership drawn from all walks of life.
By 1910 there were 1,000 children in the Sunday school, which met on Sunday afternoons in the church sanctuary and in the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse next door. After the First World War, the population of the neighbourhood hollowed out as industries moved to the suburbs, and blocks of homes were torn down to create expressways. Faithful parishioners assisted local charities through the Depression and kept the church from closing in the years following the Second World War.
Over the past 50 years Little Trinity became known as a “gathered church,” with members from across the city coming together for joyful worship and gospel-centered preaching. Our role as a parish church is now being renewed as thousands of new residents move into the community. This is an exciting time at Little Trinity as we seek to love God, grow together, and serve our world.
Our Anglican Roots
Little Trinity, along with Anglican Christians around the world, affirm our belief in historic Christianity as revealed in the Bible and summarized in statements called creeds: The Apostle’s, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. These creeds along with the 39 Articles of Religion and the Solemn Declaration from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer express the central beliefs of the worldwide Anglican Communion.