“Kirkin’ of the Tartans” service for Queen’s Silver Jubilee at Toronto’s Metropolitan United

On Sunday morning, 23 September 2012, Metropolitan United  at 56 Queen St. East, held a “Kirkin’ of the Tartans” service to honour the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth ascension to the British throne. Following the processional and opening hymn, the 78th Fraser Highlanders (York), North America’s historic Scottish regiment, marched down the nave as they presented the regimental colours amid the majestic sound of the pipes. During the service, the choir sang two of the anthems that were included in the queen’s coronation in 1953. Also present were members of the Royal Scottish Dance Society, who performed during the service. There was also an impressive rendition by the congregation of the royal anthem. It was an emotional and impressive service to mark a solemn but joyous occasion. 


                The regimental colours of the 78th Fraser Highlanders.

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The ministers of Metropolitan United, suitably attired for the occasion


                                The 78th Fraser Highlanders


       Metropolitan United during the “Kirkin’ of the Tartans” service

A link to a post about Metropolitan’s participation in the 2011 “Doors Open Toronto,” held annually each May. https://tayloronhistory.com/2011/05/31/doors-open-at-metropolitan-united/

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The historic Farr House on Queen Street West, opposite Trinity Bellwoods Park



Houses on Richmond Street, west of John Street, which have since been demolished.


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The historic importance of the site of the McDonald’s at the northwest corner of Queen and Spadina


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The history of the southwest corner of Spadina and Dundas Street where the China Mall is located.


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St. Mary’s Church at Adelaide and Bathurst Streets being uncovered from scaffolding for renovations.


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