Enclosing the Structure

Mild weather in December and January has allowed construction to continue on the exterior of the new building for Renovatio. The project is still continuing under new COVID protocols, and remains on track to be finished in the summer. Please continue to pray for the Toronto Oratory and the Renovatio Read more…

Basic Structure

As winter approaches, Renovatio progresses with the hope of having an enclosed structure so that construction can continue on the inside throughout the winter. Two additional floors of cement have been poured since the last update, and walls are now starting to go up. Please continue to pray for the Read more…

Taking Shape

Work on Renovatio has continued, with the new seminary building starting to take shape. After the pouring of additional cement for the basement, steel was put in place, and another level of cement was poured. Please continue to pray for the Toronto Oratory and the Renovatio project.

Construction Begins

Renovatio has been progressing well, with construction of the new seminary building in full swing after the demolitions in June. Following excavation, the construction team has moved on to building up the underlying architecture, and concrete has been poured. In addition to the new building, some interior renovations are also Read more…

Demolition Underway

Now that our final permits are at last in the offing, Renovatio has moved into a new phase, commencing with the demolition of existing structures to make way for the new seminary building. Although scaffolding went up in the winter, it was not until the beginning of this month that Read more…

Fall Update 2018

The Fathers and Brothers are delighted to be able to update our readers on the progress of Renovatio so far.   Since beginning our fundraising campaign just over a year ago, we have raised almost $5 million. This is a wonderful achievement, and we wish to thank all our benefactors who have given Read more…

St. Philip’s Seminary Graduation 2018

“I am extremely grateful for my time of study and formation at the Toronto Oratory. My knowledge of Christ grew immensely because of the excellent philosophy and fundamental theology taught here, and so my love for Christ also grew. The familial environment of St Philip’s, the parish life of Holy Read more…

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