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Simcoe Street United Church Doors Open Oshawa

Simcoe Street United Church

Built in 1867, in the Gothic revival style, Simcoe Street United Church is Oshawa's oldest church. Lancet-arched openings and a polygonal spire with pinnacles and dormers embellish the exterior. A pressed-tin ceiling, 11-metre (36-feet) high ornamental timber arches and a Casavant organ dominate the interior. Watch a quick introduction to this heritage-designated building with history buff Robert Bell. And check out the video below for some of the ghost stories that this building has to tell. In 2020, the church was turned over to the Back Door Mission for the Relief of Poverty, in partnership with Mission United, so that those who have been impacted by COVID-19 could be helped. 1919 was another horrible year for the congregation (which was established 1817 – Oshawa’s oldest), who were mourning the losses of the First World War, the Spanish Flu and then a major fire. One hundred years later, repairs are again urgently needed due to the passage of time. Visit the website for updates on the repairs as well as information about online church services.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

66 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
www.ssuc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1867-68
Architect: Gundry & Langley
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Friday May 1 – Wednesday March 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Oshawa

Simcoe Street United Church 66 Simcoe Street South