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Message from the Pastor

We believe

…that everyone has a place here, regardless of language, race, sexual identity, class or age.
…that God has called us to serve our neighbourhood.
…that the Spirit is leading us to transform our lives and the world around us.

First Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and we live in relationship with Christians all over the world.

We believe in Jesus Christ who, through the power of the Holy Spirit, calls us to serve our neighbour and to love all of our neighbours as ourselves.

You have found us at a very exciting time. In 2015, after much prayer and conversation, we took a leap of faith to begin something new, to become a church that serves the needs of the Church-Yonge corridor of Toronto. We are small and the community is large-one of the most densely populated and ethnically diverse areas in North America. And, with the grace of God, we are ready.

We also serve the Ryerson University campus with worship and learning opportunities.

If you are looking for a place to worship while visiting Toronto, or a spiritual home where you can join others who are finding the Way, or simply some peace in the midst of a hectic life, First is a great place to start.


The Rev. Dawn Leger

 Email: pastor@firstelc.ca

 Call:  416-977-4786

First-time visitor information

We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! You’ll find a list of commonly asked questions below. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at 416.977.4786.

How do I get there?

We’re at 116 Bond St., in downtown Toronto, Just east of the Dundas subway station. Click on “view larger map” at the right and insert your location to find your way here.

Where should I park?

You can park and lock your bike against our railing. The pastor does. And if we run out of fence then there are proper bike racks conveniently located at the top of Bond St. (and Gould St.)

Street parking for cars is free till 1pm on Sundays, and there’s a parking lot at the south-east corner of Bond and Dundas too.

What should I wear?

Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire.