Doors Open Ontario

While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Christ's Church Cathedral Doors Open Hamilton

Christ's Church Cathedral

Christ’s Church Cathedral is built on the original site of the first Anglican church in Hamilton; it was founded in 1835 as a small wooden church. The congregation grew to require a larger stone building, which was constructed in 1852. Consecrated as a cathedral in 1875, the building houses exquisite creations in stained glass, woodwork and limestone.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms

Contact info

252 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-1316


Year built: 1835, 1852, 1873, 1925
Architect: William Thomas; Langley & Burke (1873-75); William Palmer Witton (1925)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Christ's Church Cathedral 252 James Street North