Christine will be away from September 3 to 6. Fr Ipema will be in the office from 9:00 to noon on those days. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, September 9.

ST THOMAS’S CHURCH SCHOOL starts up again on Sunday, September 8. Everyone is welcome to attend, visit, observe, and partake. Our program is divided into 6 sections:
#1 – The Old Testament
#2 - Jesus’ Life – Advent to Ascension
#3 – The New Testament – Jesus’ Parables, Miracles, and Disciples
#4 – Prayers, Songs, and Hymns
#5 – The Eucharist and the Christian Calendar
#6 – St Thomas’s Church – the people, the symbolism, the History

I look forward to a fun and enriching year with the children.

Siobhán Dungan, St Thomas’s Church School Coordinator

For your convenience, here is a list of planned subway closures that will occur on the next few Sundays:
Sept 15—Yonge-University: closure from Lawrence to St Clair
Sept 22—Yonge-University: closure from Lawrence to St Clair
Sept 29—Yonge-University: closure from Sheppard to St Clair

Below you will find a list of upcoming marathons and other events:
Sept 8—Yorkville 5K will close Bay Street to Dundas, Dundas between Bay and University, University Avenue and Avenue Road between Dundas and Davenport Road, and Davenport eastbound to Bay Street. It is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am, and finish at 11:00 am.

Sept 15—The Terry Fox Run in downtown Toronto will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Roads that will be affected include Bay Street between Grosvenor and St Joseph, the northern part of Queen’s Park Crescent, Avenue Road to Bloor, Bloor to Spadina, Spadina south to Harbord Street, through the University, along Wellesley, and back down Bay to Grosvenor. The shorter route will also close St George Street between Hoskin Avenue and Bloor.

Sept 15—Open Streets Toronto. Bloor Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Ossington Avenue and Church Street, and Yonge Street from Bloor to Queen. The program runs from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm For a list of planned (and unplanned) road closures due to events, film shoots or construction in the city, please see the City of Toronto site: and click on the tab marked “list.” This site changes constantly, so check it often.

As we all know, parking at St Thomas’s is limited. This has led to some people parking their vehicles on the area in front of the church, between the sidewalk and the street. These are not legal parking spaces, and we have had complaints about this habit. If you want a paid parking space nearby, arrangements can be made. Please contact Marilyn Ramsingh.