Then and Now

Then and Now When I first visited All Saints’ Church it was 1976, and the drop-ins were run by independent boards of directors of two organizations, the Open Door and the Friendship Centre.  These served predominantly the residents of rooming houses in the area.  The...

All Saints’ Faces Redevelopment of Its Neighbourhood

All Saints’ Faces Redevelopment of Its Neighbourhood All Saints’ Church is located in a rapidly changing hub of downtown Toronto.  The City of Toronto has made this district a focus of several studies about how to shape growth in the area around Sherbourne and Dundas...

Adult Literacy At All Saints

Adult Literacy At All Saints A couple of years ago, we started a second Drop-In for women at All Saints. Some women from the neighbourhood who don’t fit into the category of sex trade workers or drug addicts told us that they would also enjoy having a women’s only...

The Gifts and Stewardship of the People of All Saints’

The Gifts and Stewardship of the People of All Saints’ People who have nothing to their name have provided our city of Toronto with a potent message, even if the voice in which they express this content is most often passive and sometimes self-effacing.  The...

A Service of Remembrance and a Witness for Women’s Lives

A Service of Remembrance and a Witness for Women’s Lives On December 6, 1989, 14 young women from the Engineering Faculty at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal were brutally murdered. They were killed precisely because they were women: women who had dared to step...