The Toronto School of Theology is a federation of seven member colleges. They cooperate in their basic degree programs. In their advanced degree programs, they collaborate so closely as to function as a unified school.
St. Augustine's Seminary
University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Emmanuel College (United Church of Canada)
Emmanuel is a college of Victoria University in the University of Toronto and the largest theological school associated with the United Church of Canada, Informed by its Christian heritage, relationship with both church and university, and its Canadian, urban, and pluralistic location, Emmanuel College provides an education characterized by rigorous theological inquiry, contextual analysis, commitment to justice, and inclusive practice.
Emmanuel’s roots are connected to the earliest endeavours of theological education in Ontario. After the United Church of Canada was inaugurated in 1925, Congregationalists, Methodists, and Presbyterians joined in forming Emmanuel College in 1928. Today, its ecumenical faculty continues to represent the United Church’s progressive theological heritage well, one that combines a passion for the gospel with a significant engagement in efforts seeking social justice.
The College is situated in the heart of one of the most international cities in North America. Toronto is well known for its vibrant urban life, its profound cultural diversity, and its ability to offer rich opportunities for interfaith dialogue and cooperation. Emmanuel College thrives in the middle of it all. With the Royal Ontario Museum and Queen’s Park just across the street, and subway access on the front walk, students and faculty can engage culture, quiet, or the chaos of the city whenever they want to do so.
Principal: Mark Toulouse
Address: 75 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto ON M5S 1K7 (map and location information)
Tel: 416-585-4539; Fax: 416-585-4516
Knox College (The Presbyterian Church in Canada)
Knox College is a seminary of The Presbyterian Church in Canada conveniently situated at the heart of the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. Since 1844, Knox has been providing a place for students to learn, to grow and to live. As an intercultural community of faith and learning in the Reformed Protestant theological tradition, Knox is committed to forming dynamic Christian leaders who will make a difference in congregations and communities across Canada and around the world.
Our curriculum builds on the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition of academic excellence combined with rigorous practical training and deep spiritual formation. Knox offers programs at both the basic degree level (MDiv, MTS, MRE, MDiv/MRE) and at the advanced degree level (ThM, PhD, DMin). Through the Ewart College legacy, we also offer lay education programs.
At Knox students are taught and mentored by knowledgeable and passionate faculty who are actively engaged in theological research that seeks to serve the life and mission of the church in Canada today.
Knox College has three Centres of Excellence: the Ewart Centre for Lay Education; the Centre for Continuing Education; and the Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology and Ministry. It is also home for the Centre for Clergy Care and Congregational Health.
Principal: J. Dorcas Gordon
Address: 59 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E6 (map and location information)
Tel: 416-978-4500; Fax: 416-971-2133
Regis College (Roman Catholic: Jesuit)
Regis College is the Jesuit Faculty of Theology at the University of Toronto, one of North America's Ecclesiastical Faculties. Inspired by the charism of St. Ignatius of Loyola and faithful to the Roman Catholic tradition, Regis serves women and men called to minister to people of many faiths and cultures. Our community seeks an integrated spirituality, a faith that does justice, critical dialogue and academic excellence.
President: John E. Costello, SJ
Dean: Scott Lewis, SJ
Address: 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5
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Tel: 416-922-5474; Fax: 416-922-2898
St. Augustine's Seminary (Roman Catholic: Diocesan)
St. Augustine's Seminary is the Major Seminary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto. It also welcomes candidates from elsewhere. Its primary purpose is the preparation of candidates for ordained priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. This preparation for diocesan ministerial leadership embraces and promotes spiritual formation, theological education and field training. St. Augustine’s also offers programs of study for the formation of candidates to the Permanent Diaconate, as well as a number of degrees and diplomas of interest to lay men and women, and members of religious orders.
While St. Augustine's itself is located off of the main University of Toronto campus, most classes are taught at the University of Toronto, St. George campus at the Cardinal Flahiff Centre, 95 St. Joseph Street.
President: Most Reverend Wayne Kirkpatrick
Academic Dean: Rev. Dr. Luis M. Mello, SM
Address: 2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1M 1M3 (map and location information)
Tel: 416-261-7207; Fax: 416-261-2529
University of St. Michael's College Faculty of Theology (Roman Catholic: Basilian)
The Faculty of Theology, University of St . Michael’s College, is a founding Member of the Toronto School of Theology, and an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. The Faculty of Theology is a Graduate Division of the University of St. Michael’s College, the Roman Catholic University federated with the University of Toronto. The Faculty shares the University’s purpose and its rootedness in the heritage of its founders, the Congregation of St. Basil.
The Faculty of Theology offers nine degree and two diploma programs. The MDiv, MTS, MRE and MACL degrees, as well as the Diploma programs, specialize in education and formation for ministry, including ordained ministry, religious education and other pastoral ministries, especially in the Roman Catholic Church. The ThM affords the opportunity for further study to those who have completed an MDiv. The DMin Program offers advanced level theological reflection and research on the practice of ministry. The MA, ThD, and PhD programs are designed to provide a research-oriented education to women and men preparing to teach and pursue research in universities, seminaries or schools of theology.
President and Vice-Chancellor: Anne Anderson, csj
Interim Dean, Faculty of Theology: John L. McLaughlin
Mailing Address: 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
Office Address: 3rd Floor, Muzzo Family Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2
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Tel: 416-926-7140; Fax: 416-926-7294
Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity (Anglican Church of Canada)
The Faculty of Divinity at the University of Trinity College (one of the three federated universities of the University of Toronto) has supported theological education within the Anglican tradition since 1842. It provides education for Christian ministry, general theological education, and theological research, both at the basic degree level (MDiv, MTS) and at the advanced degree level (MA, ThM, ThD, PhD, DMin).
Today, the Faculty promotes its ongoing tradition in creative ways to new intellectual, liturgical, spiritual and pastoral approaches, and new expressions of social justice and ecumenical cooperation, both locally and on a global scale. The Faculty’s priority is the support of its students as they pursue the goals they have defined for their education.
Dean of Divinity: David Neelands
Address: 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1H8 (map and location information)
Tel: 416-978-2133; Fax: 416-978-4949
Wycliffe College (Anglican Church of Canada)
Wycliffe College, a graduate theological school founded in 1877, is an evangelical Anglican community of learning within the University of Toronto. Wycliffe assists in the theological formation of Christian men and women, trains those who are called to specific lay and ordained ministries, and fosters excellence in theological scholarship.
Wycliffe offers degrees at both the basic degree level (MDiv, MDiv in Pioneering Ministries, MTS, MTS in Urban and International Development, Diploma in Christian Studies, Certificate in Anglican Studies, Graduate Certificate in Missional Leadership and Formation) and advanced degree level (MA, ThM, ThD [closed to future admission] PhD and DMin).
Principal: George Sumner
Address: 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1H7 (map and location information)
Tel: 416-946-3535; Fax: 416-946-3545