Welcome to Metropolitan United Church

We are a people seeking to be the hands and feet of Christ in the heart of Toronto. We are a diverse congregation attracting members and visitors from across the Greater Toronto Area. The richness of our 200+ year history is complemented by our progressive vision of the future and our understanding that ours must be a “faith in action”.

We have an expansive and inclusive understanding of God’s love and welcome everyone, inclusive of belief, race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or differing abilities.

Met Facts
  • Met is a cathedral church building and has a capacity of 900 worshipers.

  • With 8,300 pipes, Met has the largest pipe organ in Canada.

  • Installed in 1922, Met has North America’s oldest tuned carillon.

  • Since 2008, Met’s Community Meal Program has served over 75,000 meals.

  • Met hosted the first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Canada on Jan 28, 1943.

  • Met became an Affirming Ministry on May 16, 1999, making the congregation early leaders on LGBTQ issues.

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What Makes Met Special:

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Planning Your Visit

When does the worship service start?
Our morning worship begins at 11:00 a.m. with an organ prelude that starts at 10:45. You can also hear Met's carillon (bells) being played as you make your way from the park into the church!

How do I find you?
We're located at 56 Queen Street East, just east of Queen and Yonge. That's a five minute walk from Queen subway station and only two stops from Union Station if you're travelling by bus or train from out of town. TTC streetcar stops are just a few steps away. On the west side of the church Bond St. offers areas to lock up your bike if you're cycling, and our parking lot there is free to use on Sundays.

What should I wear?
Whatever you are comfortable wearing! There is no dress code at Met, but we do recommend dressing for the season at hand as our building temperature can fluctuate slightly.

Do you have programming for kids?
Yes! Met has a Sunday School each week, led by our Children & Youth Ministries Animator, that follows our shared Children's Time. There are also several kids' music groups that perform regularly and rehearse most weeks before worship.

What are the services like?
Worship together is rooted in our strong sense of liturgy and community. We seek to raise up the voices around us, showcasing the breadth of activity and talent that is Met. Each week you can expect a thought-provoking sermon as well as an array of music to enjoy and participate in (we feature a thirty voice choir, famous pipe organ and numerous ensembles week to week).

Are your services online?
Yes, we livestream most of our services on our website at metunited.ca/live and on YouTube.

Check out a recent service

Thought provoking sermons

Met is a place for music

Programming you might like

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More Questions?

Connect with one of our Ministers

Jim Harbell
Minister of Congregational Care and Outreach
jimh@metunited.ca or call 416-363-033 x223
Dr. Jonathan Oldengarm
Minister of Music
jonathano@metunited.ca or call 416-363-033 x226