St Philip’s Seminary was founded in 1986 at the request of His Eminence Emmett Cardinal Carter.

Provincial recognition was accorded by Private Bill 19, 1st Session, 35th 

Legislature, Ontario, Royal Assent, December 20, 1990, establishing a seminary division within the Oratory, under the name Saint Philip’s Seminary of Toronto with the authority to grant the degrees of Bachelor of Thomistic Thought, Bachelor of Catholic Thought, Bachelor of Fundamental Theology, Master of Thomistic Thought and Master of Theology.

Students graduated: Philosophy Division, 235; Theology Division, 18 

Alumni ordained to the priesthood: 190

Ecclesiastical affiliations of seminarians enrolled:

Diocesan: Toronto, Ontario; Hamilton, Ontario; Kingston, Ontario; 

Ottawa, Ontario; Pembroke, Ontario; Peterborough, Ontario; St Catharines, Ontario; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; Antigonish, Nova Scotia; Buffalo, New York; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Peoria, Illinois; Lincoln, Nebraska; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Saint Maron of Montreal; Ukrainian Eparchy of Toronto; Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada; Mar Addai Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Canada. 

Religious Communities: The Birmingham Oratory; The London 

Oratory; The Vienna Oratory; The Oudtshoorn Oratory; The Cincinnati Oratory; The Manchester Oratory-in-Formation; The San Francisco Oratory-in-Formation; The Brisbane Oratory-in-Formation; The Kalamazoo Oratory-in-Formation; Norbertine Canons of St. Michael’s Abbey, California; Neo-Catechumenal Way; Missionaries of the Poor; Congregation of Disciples of the Lord; Ardorini Missionaries; Community of Jesus Crucified; Consolata Missionaries; Order of Friars Minor, Capuchin; Congregation of the Precious Blood; Oblates of Wisdom; Madonna House; Companions of the Cross; Monastery of the Resurrection; Fathers of Mercy; Society of Our Lady of the Trinity; Augustinian Friars; Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer; Hungarian Jesuits.

Enrollment for 2012-2017:

2017: 25 Residential;   8 Non-residential = 33

2016: 25 Residential; 11 Non-residential = 36

2015: 25 Residential; 17 Non-residential = 42

2014: 21 Residential; 16 Non-residential = 37

2013: 15 Residential; 25 Non-residential = 40

2012: 15 Residential; 26 Non-residential = 41