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Worship of God, nurture of one another, and the struggle to be faithful to God’s purposes lie at the centre of our community and our outreach. We affirm that all who seek to live faithfully regardless of ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race or sexual orientation are full participants and are urged to take full responsibility in the life, membership and leadership of the church.



We seek to be a community of faith that:

  • witnesses publicly as a Christian community
  • takes a stand on issues of social justice, locally and globally
  • deepens our relationship with the arts community, with other faith communities and with our neighbours.


The Arts

Trinity-St. Paul’s (TSP) Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts is a vibrant community hub in downtown Toronto that has been serving the local and extended neighbourhood for more than 125 years. Today, we are home to 60 organizations – cultural, educational, religious, recreational, community and social service groups.

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Say “Enough” to 50 Years of Occupation | The United Church of Canada

Say “Enough” to 50 Years of Occupation | The United Church of Canada

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because [God] has annointed me to bring good news to the poor… to proclaim release to the […]

United Church Responds to Khadr Apology | The United Church of Canada

United Church Responds to Khadr Apology | The United Church of Canada

The United Church respects the decision of the federal government to apologize to Omar Khadr. The United Church of Canada respects the decision of the […]

Update on Positive Returns From Divesting and Reinvesting

Update on Positive Returns From Divesting and Reinvesting

Walter Whiteley, member of the TSP Climate Justice Group and former TSP Trustee.   Over 3 years ago, TSP voted to divest from Fossil Fuels […]

Climate Change | The United Church of Canada

Climate Change | The United Church of Canada

The Earth is a sacred trust. We recognize God’s call…to draw on the Earth’s sustenance responsibly, and to care for it that all may benefit […]

Canada 150, through the Lens of Reconciliation | The United Church of Canada

Canada 150, through the Lens of Reconciliation | The United Church of Canada

Canada Day is coming. Canada 150 celebrations are intensifying. I wonder how Indigenous people are feeling about it all. I asked a few Indigenous friends […]

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 1:20pm
Coming up at Trinity-St. Paul's on July 31st. Would you like to do something like this? There's still space in Sept. tsp@trinitystpauls.ca https://t.co/q7Bj7oooaL
Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 9:59am
Tsp has great availability in Jeanne Lamon hall in september. $1620 for the whole 785 seats, $720 downstairs only 416 922 8435

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 10:00am
Harbourfront Centre235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
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Living Ritual - International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival takes place July 25-27, 2017 in Tkaronto at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada on the ancestral territory of the Onkwehon:we, Anishaanbe and Huron-Wendat. Kaha:wi Dance Theatre acknowledges the spirits of the ancestors, animals and the land in the Dish with One Spoon Treaty lands and opens a space to honour our interconnectivity and interdependence.

Where: Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada

For Festival Registration:
Contact: info@kahawidance.org
Phone: 416-923-7373

Evening Performances Only:
July 25, 26, 27 @ 8:00PM - $20/TICKET
Contact Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000

Living Ritual hosts 3 day Indigenous platform for artists and delegates from across Turtle Island (Canada, US), Aotearoa (NZ), Australia and elsewhere to dialogue, network and promote global Indigenous performance with a focus on dance and theatre. Privileging Indigenous performance, the festival focuses on work devised from Indigenous methodology and process.

Opening with an Onkwehon:we Edge of the Woods Welcome Ceremony daytime programming includes: Provocation Addresses, panel discussions, Embodied Sharing (Master Classes) and Performative Lectures. Evening public performances include artists and companies who offer a distinctive perspective on Indigenous performance including: Spiderwoman Theater (US)/Aanmitaagzi‘s "Material Witness", Qaggiavuut Nunavut Performing Arts, new work "Kiviuq Returns"; "[MIS]CONCEIVE" by Thomas Kelly (AU); Rosy Simas Dance, "We Wait in the Darkness"; Hawaiki TŪ's, "He KaKano" (TBC) and "NeoIndigenA" by Artistic Director Santee Smith.

Evening Performances:
July 25 @8:00pm - NeoIndigenA & He KaKano (TBC)
July 26 @ 8:00pm - We Wait in the Darkness & Kiviuq Returns
July 27 @ 8:00pm - Material Witness & [MIS]CONCEIVE

Provocations Addresses:
July 25 @ 10:00am-10:50am - Rosy Simas
July 26 @ 10:00am-10:50am - Jerry Longboat
July 27 @ 10:00am-10:50am - Jaime Black

Performative Lectures:
July 25 @ 3:40pm-5:00pm - Taane Mete (TBC)
July 27 @ 3:40pm-5:00pm - Jaime Black

Embodied Sharing: Master Classes
July 25 @ 12:00pm–1:00pm - Hawaiki TŪ - Maori Movement/Haka Theatre (TBC)
July 26 @ 12:00pm–1:00pm - Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory - Greenlandic Mask Dancing
July 27 @ 12:00pm–1:00pm - Muriel Miguel and Penny Couchie - Storyweaving

Panel Discussions:
July 25
Panel #1 @ 2:30-3:30pm - State of the Field - Indigenous Performance
July 26
Panel #2 @ 11:00am-12:00pm - Indigenous Platforms, Voice, Presence
Panel #3 @ 2:00-5:00pm - Indigenous Process (Work Session)
Facilitated by Karyn Recollet & others
July 27
Panel #4 @ 11:00am-12:00pm - Indigenous process & Methodologies
Panel #5 @ 2:00-3:30pm - Indigenous Practices, Writing & Response

Living Ritual is all possible due to the sponsorship of the New Chapter Fund by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario 150, Harbourfront Centre, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and the KM Hunter Foundation.

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 4:00pm
Paris, ON, Canada
Paris, ON
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A festival that focuses on justice, faith, spirituality and art . All are welcome!
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 8:00pm
Trinity-St Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts427 Bloor St West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7
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Featuring live performances from...

Duke Redbird
Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback
Willy Mitchell
Lawrence Martin with Vern Cheechoo
Lloyd Cheechoo
Eric Landry
Leland Bell
Brian Davey
John Angaiak
Alexis Utatnaq

With MC:
Brian Wright-McLeod (The Encyclopedia of Native Music)

And film:
The Ballad of Crowfoot (Willie Dunn, NFB, 1968)

August 8, 2017

Doors 7 PM / Show 8 PM

Trinity-St. Paul’s (427 Bloor Street West, Toronto)

Tickets available at the following link http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1508435

We respectfully acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinabek, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Presented by Gladeye, Voluntary In Nature, and RPM

In second half of the 20th century, Indigenous musicians from across North America made their voices heard like never before. Inspired, informed, and contributing to the global explosion of youth culture, they combined words, poetry, art, film, and music to reflect a wide range of Native issues and experience: the balance and transition of traditional and modern life, language preservation, views on the land, family, love, spirituality, and the effects of colonialism. The disturbing events that unfolded at Wounded Knee in 1973 was one unfortunate catalyst for awareness, identity, protest, and change, but there was a new soundtrack coming from within the Indigenous communities during this era, provided by talented singer-songwriters like Buffy Sainte-Marie, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Alanis Obomsawin, Willie Dunn, and their peers. These artists didn’t mince their words. They made their voices heard loud and clear: We are Native! We are Proud! These are our truths! The time is now! Their inspiration was monumental to those both inside and outside of the various Indigenous communities of Turtle Island.

Still, without industry or mass media support to help transmit these messages, a determined artist had to work extremely hard to have their songs recorded to tape. Fewer would have their recordings pressed to vinyl and distributed. Either self-released or with the assistance of an established label, cultural organization, or national broadcaster like the CBC, a number of long playing albums and seven inch singles did hit the marketplace. They were mostly sold off of the stage at gigs, in convenience stores or at Native friendship centers, and occasionally at the odd mom and pop record shop. Whether the artists were aware at the time, their music began to travel. Over the years, they provided an essential document of this decisive era to listeners lucky enough to hear them and laid the groundwork for today’s vital Indigenous music scene. Though initially marginalized through mainstream exclusion, regional focus, geographic isolation, racism, and music industry short-sightedness, these artists are now being heard by an expanded global audience in 2017.

Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, andCountry 1966-1985 is a Grammy nominated 3-LP/2-CD/digital compilation of thirty-four landmark Indigenous recordings. Accompanied by an extensive liner notes book featuring biographies, archival images, and lyric transcriptions and translations, the collection was released by Seattle/Los Angeles-based Light in the Attic Records in November of 2014 after five years of production by music historian Kevin Howes (Voluntary In Nature). On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, many of the box set’s veteran singers, songwriters, poets, musicians, and storytellers will gather from across Turtle Island for a once-in-a-lifetime concert celebration in cooperation with Gladeye, VIN, and RPM. Please help us to honour these legendary creators whose messages of love, awareness, and community have forever changed the musical landscape. Let’s continue to make it known!

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Contact Us

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday   9am - 11pm
Sunday                          9am - 10pm
Phone   (416) 922 - 8435 ext. 21
Email   tsp@trinitystpauls.ca

Church Office

Tuesday & Thursday   9am - 6pm
Wednesday & Friday   9am - 5pm
Phone   (416) 922 - 8435 ext. 23
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