Diocese of Toronto | Anglican Church of Canada



St. James Cathedral
65 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2E9

Phone: 416-364-7865
Fax: 416-364-0295
Email: info@stjamescathedral.ca


Monday – Friday:
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Cathedral is open during the following times – everyone is welcome:
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 5:30pm

The Cathedral is located on the north east corner of King and Church Streets. The Cathedral Centre is located immediately north of the Cathedral on the south east corner of Church and Adelaide Streets. (For information on St. James Cemetery and the Chapel of St. James-the-Less, please visit the Cemetery site).

With the introduction of the King Street Pilot Project (please see here for details) parking on King Street is no longer available. Please see below for parking lots near the Cathedral. (Parking in the Cathedral lot is very limited).

Parking Options
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Contact Information


The Archbishop of Toronto & Metropolitan of Ontario
The Most Rev’d Colin Johnson

The Dean of Toronto and Rector of St. James Cathedral
The Very Rev’d Andrew Asbil


Dean Andrew Asbil’s appointment took effect January 25, 2016. He was installed on January 31 at 4:30pm during a celebration of the Eucharist at which the Archbishop presided and Bishop Walter Asbil preached.

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *228
Email: dean@stjamescathedral.ca

The Vicar
The Rev'd Louise Peters

The Rev’d Louise Peters began her appointment as Vicar of St. James Cathedral on August 15, 2017. The former Dean and Rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kamloops, B.C. , she comes to us from her present position as the Executive Director, Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre. Before moving from Ontario to B.C., she was Rector of St. James Anglican Church, Ingersoll, Ontario; Assistant to the Dean at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, London, Ontario, and Chaplain of Huron College and the University of Western Ontario, London. The Rev’d Louise Peters will take up residence in the Vicarage in the Cathedral Centre with her husband, The Rev’d Bruce Chalmers. We are glad to welcome Louise and her family to the Cathedral Community.
Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *235
Email: vicar@stjamescathedral.ca

The Vicar of St. Bartholomew’s, Regent Park
The Rev’d Dr Walter Hannam


A native of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Father Hannam held the chair of Theology and Anglican Studies at the College of Emmanuel and St Chad in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for seven years before his appointment at St James Cathedral and St Bart’s. He holds degrees from the University of King’s College (B.A. Classics, Philosophy), Dalhousie University (M.A. Classical and Patristic Philosophy), and Boston College (Ph.D. Theology). Father Hannam was made Deacon and ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Diocese of Saskatchewan, where he served as Chaplain of St Mary’s Church, Prince Albert; he also served as Honorary Assistant at All Saints’ Parish in the Diocese of Saskatoon. Father Hannam is married to Sarah, a professional librarian.

St. Bart’s Rectory: 647-479-7408
Email: whannam@stjamescathedral.ca

Assistant Curate
The Rev’d Leigh Kern


The Reverend Leigh Kern was born in Pembroke, Ontario. She received her undergraduate degree in history and religious studies from the University of Toronto in 2013. She completed her Masters of Divinity in May of 2016 from Yale Divinity School. In New Haven she worked as chaplain to the Community Soup Kitchen for two years. Mother Leigh Kern has a history of engagement with the arts, social justice, and anti-oppression organizing. She is a musician, artist, and printmaker. Mother Leigh was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Johnson on January 14, 2017.

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *237
Email: lkern@stjamescathedral.ca

Assistant Curate, Mandarin Ministry
The Rev’d James Liu

Tel: 416-364-7865 ext *249

Pastoral Associates

The Rev’d David Bousfield

The Rev’d David Hoopes OHC

Dean Emeritus

The Very Reverend Duncan Abraham

Honorary Assistants

The Rev’d Canon Susan Bell
The Rev’d Pearce J. Carefoote
The Rev’d Canon Edmund Der
The Rev’d Orville R. Endicott
The Ven. Thomas M. Greene
The Rev’d Canon Elizabeth Kilbourn-Mackie
The Rev’d Canon Kate Merriman
The Rev’d William Watson

Music Department

Director of Music
Robert Busiakiewicz


A devout ambassador for the Anglican choral tradition, Robert Busiakiewicz has given concerts and services all over the world, including Australia, Russia, the United States, and throughout Europe. A multi-award winning and versatile musician, most recently he was presented the Lord Mayor of London’s Prize in Composition (Commotio for solo organ) and admitted to the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Holding a deep commitment to education, and having taught at King’s College London (UK), he specialises in fugue, counterpoint and orchestration as well as privately coaching voice, improvisation, jazz, and theory. A sought after choral motivator, conductor, pianist, saxophonist, big band leader and singer, Robert has given master-classes across England to choirs of all ages. He has performed in The Royal Albert Hall, Blenheim Palace, Banqueting House, The Barbican, RAC Club Pall Mall, Sydney Opera House, the Hermitage Theatre, Washington National Cathedral and The Royal Festival Hall. Although equally comfortable conducting for the theatre and concert platforms, his background lies in Cathedral music, frequently singing on radio, disc, and international television.

He holds music degrees from the University of London, the Royal Academy of Music, and the University of Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar at King’s College. He has prepared scholarly editions of renaissance polyphony for Mapa Mundi and composed for artists such as the Britten Sinfonia, Lontano Ensemble, The Mercian Consort, Siglo de Oro, Stamford Choral, Sloane Square Choral Society and the choirs of Massey College, Toronto, Southwell Minster, and King’s College, Cambridge. His music has featured on BBC Radio, in the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music and is recorded by Priory Records. Recent tenor solo engagements have included Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (RAM), Bach’s St. John Passion (KCL) & Magnificat (KCC), Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, Scarlatti’s Dixit Dominus, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Nikolai, Nelson and Cellensis Masses (Stratford Choral Society), Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro and Requiem (Grace Church on-the-Hill), Handel’s Messiah and Britten’s Abraham and Isaac (Archbishop’s Palace, Nottinghamshire).

The grandson of Polish refugees, he spent his formative years in Vienna, Austria and Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. In 2014 he moved to Canada and founded the professional vocal ensemble Opus 8; he has since worked with the Elora Festival Singers, Choir 21, The Mendelssohn Choir and the choir of St. James Cathedral.

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *224
Email: dom@stjamescathedral.ca

Ian Sadler

Music Department Administrator
Elizabeth Groskorth

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *234
Email: music@stjamescathedral.ca

Other Ministries

Youth & Children’s Coordinator
Andrew Kuhl

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *826
Email: akuhl@stjamescathedral.ca

Pastoral Counsellor
Rae Struthers

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *288
Email: rstruthers@stjamescathedral.ca

Parish Nurse
Lanadee Lampman, R.N.

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *232
Email: llampman@stjamescathedral.ca

Outreach Program Coordinator (Tuesday Drop-In Coordinator)
Kathy Biasi

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *222
Email: kbiasi@stjamescathedral.ca

Health & Foot Care Clinic Coordinator
Gloria Wiebe, R.N.

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *230
Email: gwiebe@stjamescathedral.ca

Archivist & Museum Curator
Nancy Mallett

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *233
Email: archives@stjamescathedral.ca

Pastoral Associate, Young Adults
Alison Hari-Singh

Administration & Property

Director of Operations & Finance
Robert Saffrey

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *225
Email: rsaffrey@stjamescathedral.ca

Administrative Assistant, The Dean’s Office
Lisa Scapillato

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *229
Email: lscapillato@stjamescathedral.ca

Communications Manager
Jessie-Ann Baines

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *288
Email: jabaines@stjamescathedral.ca

Jennifer Wang

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *258
Email: bookkeeper@stjamescathedral.ca

Wendy Pappas

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *221
Email: info@stjamescathedral.ca

Property Manager
Jim Kotsifas

Tel: 416-364-7865, ext. *824
Cell: 416-508-5826
Email: propertymanager@stjamescathedral.ca

Senior Sexton
Emile Rhinelander

Cathedral Governance

To get in touch with the Wardens, Council members, or Synod delegates, please contact the main office.

Cathedral Wardens

People’s Warden: Robert Hart
Deputy Warden: Angela David
Rector’s Warden: Don Solomon
Deputy Warden: Jayne Hobbs

Cathedral Council Members: Pauline Brown, Susan Brown, Carole Chabot, Gerald Courage, David Crawford, Barbara Hirst, Joe Minta, Joan Peters, Samanda Shu, Kate Uchendu

Ex-Officio Council Members: Rob Saffrey (Operations), The Dean, The Vicar

Lay Delegates to Synod: Angela Carroll, Carole Chabot, Christine Hillyer, Ed McBride, Bob Simpson

Synod Alternates: Robert Hart, Sandra Mowat, Sybil Wilkinson

Lay Leaders

To get in touch with Cathedral Lay Leaders, please contact the main office.

Altar Guild: Yosola Adeoye
Amnesty Action Circle: Carol Burnham Cook
Archives & Museum: Nancy Mallett
Book Club: Ruth Davis
Carillon Bells: Annie Odom
Change Ringers: Madeleine Cheesman
Education for Ministry Mentor: Carol Kysela
Greeters: Yvonne Joseph
Health Council: Joanne Short
Lay Visitors: Cecil Fennell & Lanadee Lampman
Outreach Committee: Jenny Formanek
Servers & Sacristans: Paul Seddon, Leslie Derbecker
Sidespersons: Barbara Hirst and Bob Simpson
Stewards (9:00am): Rob Haines
Tour Guides: Nancy Mallett
York Group: Ann Abraham

The Cathedral Church of St James

65 Church St., Toronto, ON M5C 2E9 | (416)364-7865 | info@stjamescathedral.ca

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