St Irene Chrysovalantou Greek Orthodox Church

St Irene Chrysovalantou Greek Orthodox Church

66 Gough Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 3N8

St Irene Chrysovalantou came from visions of the Greek descent in Toronto's Greek area of the Danforth. The Danforth was home to many Greeks, and they recognized the only thing missing in their Greek town was their church. In 1974, construction began on Gough Ave, as an old car shop was being transformed into the church we know today.

The church had a temporary location in the St Clair and Victoria Park area until the first service was conducted in on June 1st 1975, under the spiritual direction of Fr Dorotheos and Fr Chris Chronopoulos. These priests will always be remembered for encouraging the children of Greek migrants to spread their Greek culture and heritage in the decades to come as they knew that the Baby Boomers would be the future of the Community.

In 1981, Rev Fr Philip Philippou was welcomed into the priesthood at St. Irene Chrysovalantou by Bishop Sotirios. On March 16th 1986, St Irene was the final church to join the Greek Community of Toronto under the presidency of M. Mylopoulos. In 2003, construction began to create a domed roof along with traditional Orthodox architecture under the tutelage of Fr Pavlos Koumarianos who soon after moved to Boston.

St Irene will always be known as a proud accomplishment of the GCT, as it is the only Greek Orthodox Church located in Toronto's Greektown on the Danforth.

Contact Name: 
Rev Fr Spyridon Vitouladitis
Telephone: 
(416) 425-2485
Diocese: 
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto and Canada - Ecumenical Patriarchate
Main Languages: 
Greek
Calendar: 
New Style (Revised Julian)