Coptic Places of Worship in Toronto

Inaugural digital exhibit: an interactive map following the movements of the earliest Coptic Christian immigrants as they navigated Toronto’s places of worship. We were delighted to launch this exhibit during Myseum of Toronto’s third annual Intersections Festival. Documenting social and cultural exchange, the map is organized around the theme of “ecumenism” – interactions and exchanges between devotional persons in a religious setting. Through Google fusion mapping, we offer you a chance to see Toronto in the 1960s and 1970s through the eyes of members of the first Coptic parish in North America.

The Coptic Canadian History Project extends a special thank you to St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, the Anglican Archives of Toronto, Father Marcos A. Marcos, and St. Mark’s Coptic Museum for providing archival photographs that appear in this exhibit. In addition, select photographs were located through the Toronto Reference Library’s open access digital collections. Please enjoy the tour and comment on your experience below.

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