Tourist Attraction in Toronto: St. Michael's Cathedral
The archdiocese of Toronto (Latin: Archidioecesis Torontina) is a metropolitan branch of the Catholic Church in Canada belonging to the Ontario ecclesiastical region.
The archdiocese is located in the southern part of the province of Ontario, in Canada, and includes the city of Toronto, and the regional municipalities that surround the city. The northern portion of the archdiocese has experienced considerable suburban development in recent decades. The archiepiscopal seat is the city of Toronto, where the Cathedral of St. Michael is located. Also in Toronto are St. Paul's Basilica (St. Paul's Basilica) and the National Shrine of the Mother of Perpetual Help (National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help). In Midland there is the national shrine of the North American Martyrs (National Shrine of North American Martyrs). The diocese erected in December 1841 by Pope Gregory XVI, obtaining its territory from the diocese of Kingston. Originally it had no specific location and was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Québec. In September 1842 with the brief Cum for similes of the same Pope Gregory XVI, the seat of the diocese was established in Toronto. In 1855 it ceded a portion of its territory to the advantage of the diocese of London. 1856 ceded another portion of territory to the benefit of the diocese of Hamilton. in 1870 it was elevated to the rank of metropolitan archdiocese with the short Ex debt Summi Apostolatus of Pope Pius IX. In 1958, it ceded another portion of its territory to the advantage of the erection of the diocese of Saint Catharines.