Fonds F2861 - Cummer Avenue United Church (North York, Ont.) fonds

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Cummer Avenue United Church (North York, Ont.) fonds

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CA ON00340 F2861

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5.57 m of textual records and other materials

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Cummer Avenue United Church was created in 2013 with the amalgamation of Newtonbrook United Church and Northminster United Church. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.
Newtonbrook United Church was established in 1925; formerly Methodist. In 1840, a new Methodist chapel was formed in 1840 as part of the Wesleyan Methodist Circuit at Yonge and Finch on th northwest corner. A church was built in 1858, dedicated as Newtonbrook Wesleyan Methodist Church. In 1888 the original church burnt down and a new one was constructed at 5670 Yonge Street. In 1959 this property was sold to a developer and property was purchased at 53 Cummer Avenue. A new building was dedicated on February 17, 1960, with an addition added in 1962. On July 1, 2013, Newtonbrook united with Northminster United Church to form Cummer Avenue United Church, at the former Newtonbrook church building.
Northminster United Church in North York was established in 1956. The church building was dedicated in 1961 and was located at 255 Finch Avenue West, near Bathurst Street, in the urban community of Willowdale. On July 1, 2013, Northminster united wth Newtonbrook United Church to form Cummer Avenue United Church.

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This material forms part of the Ontario Regional Councils program of the United Church of Canada Archive.

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Fonds consists of records, including baptisms, 1902-1946. marriages, 1899-1966, and burials, 1902-1967, of Newtonbrook United Church (including Newtonbrook and Willowdale Methodist Circuit), 1854-2013; records, including marriages, 1958-1982, and burials 1957-2011, of Northminster United Church in North York, 1956-2013; records of Cummer Avenue United Church, North York, 2013-2017.

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Access to baptismal, marriage and burial registers may be restricted according to relevant privacy legislation.

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Toronto Conference - Metropolitan Toronto - finding aid 289

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Contains records of former Fonds 1805

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314 photographs
22 architectural drawings
1 audio cassette

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