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 union school.
St. Augustine's Seminary
University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Emmanuel College (United Church of Canada)
Emmanuel College was founded in 1928 to prepare women and men for ministry in the United Church of Canada. Emmanuel possesses roots connected to the earliest endeavors of theological education in Ontario. When the United Church formed in 1925, it brought together Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian streams that had maintained separate histories in Toronto for well over a century. These streams worked together to form Emmanuel College in 1928.
Today, Emmanuel’s 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. Emmanuel’s outstanding faculty offers a wide-range of possibilities in doctoral studies.
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.
There is a significant degree of complexity in Emmanuel’s relationships, but that complexity provides our students with significant ecumenical, intellectual, and cultural opportunities. As a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology, a federation of theological schools in Toronto, Emmanuel and its faculty offer advanced degree programs, like the ThM and ThD, in full cooperation with the faculty and students of six other accredited ATS seminaries in Toronto. As a college within Victoria University, Emmanuel enjoys the advantages of its formal association with the University of Toronto system, one of the top tier research universities in the world.
Principal: Mark Toulouse
Address: 75 Queen's Park Cres. E., Toronto ON, M5S 1K7 (map and location information)
Communications: Tel: (416) 585-4539; Fax: (416) 585-4516
Knox College (The Presbyterian Church in Canada)
Since 1844, Knox College has been providing a place for students to learn, to grow and to live.
A Reformed seminary of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, Knox College is committed to forming Christian leaders who will make a difference in congregations and communities across Canada and around the world.
Today, our church and world face monumental challenges. At Knox we believe that by forming dynamic Christian leaders and building communities with compassion, we can and will make a difference.
Our curriculum builds on the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition of academic excellence and prepares students to meet the needs of church and society today. Knox offers programs at both the Basic Degree level (M.Div., M.T.S., M.R.E., M.Div./M.R.E.) and at the Advanced Degree level (Th.M., Th.D., D.Min.). Students may also register through Knox for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs, the degrees for which are granted by the University of St. Michael’s College. Through the Ewart College legacy, we also offer lay education programs in both English and Korean.
Knowledgeable and passionate Faculty are actively researching the reality that is the Church in Canada today. We are home to four Centres of Excellence: the Centre for Clergy Care & Congregational Health; the Ewart Centre for Lay Education; the Centre for Continuing Education; and the Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology & Ministry. Federated with the University of Toronto, the College is conveniently situated at the heart of the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.
Principal: J. Dorcas Gordon
Address: 59 St. George St.; Toronto, ON, M5S 2E6 (map and location information)
Communications: 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
Dean: Gordon Rixon
Address: 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2Z5
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Communications: 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 programmes 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 on campus.
President-Rector: A. Robert Nusca
Address: 2661 Kingston Road; Scarborough, ON, M1M 1M3 (map and location information)
Communications: Tel: (416) 261-7207; Fax: (416) 261-2529
University of St. Michael's College Faculty of Theology (Roman Catholic: Basilian)
The Faculty of Theology of the University of St. Michael’s College (one of the three federated universities of Toronto) provides theological education in the Roman Catholic tradition in programs of an academic (MA in theology, PhD in theology, ThM, ThD) and professional (DMin, MDiv, MTS, MRE, MACL) nature.
Drawing on the heritage of its founders, the Basilian Fathers, the Faculty forms men and women for faithful and creative leadership in the mission of the Church. The Faculty of Theology offers an introduction to an academic community of faith and learning which is committed to the investigation of contemporary issues associated with social justice, ecumenism, the voices of women and laity, ecological issues, and globalism in theology.
President: Anne Anderson
Dean: Mario O. D’Souza
Address: 81 St. Mary Street; Toronto, ON, M5S 1J4 (map and location information)
Communications: Tel: (416) 926-7140; Fax: (416) 926-7294
University of 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 enjoyed more than a century and a half of theological education within the Anglican tradition. It provides education for Christian ministry, lay or ordained, both at the basic degree level (M.Div., L.Th., M.T.S.) and at the advanced degree level (M.A., Th.M., Th.D., Ph.D., D.Min.).
Today, the faculty experiences the excitement of adapting that ongoing tradition in creative ways to new intellectual, liturgical, spiritual and pastoral approaches, and new expressions of social justice and ecumenical co-operation, both locally and on a global scale.
Dean: David Neelands
Address: 6 Hoskin Ave.; Toronto, ON, M5S 1H8 (map and location information)
Communications: 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 (M.Div., M.T.S., Diploma in Christian Studies, and Certificate in Anglican Studies) and advanced (M.A., Th.M., Th.D., Ph.D., and D.Min.) level.
Principal: George Sumner
Address: 5 Hoskin Ave.; Toronto, ON, M5S 1H7 (map and location information)
Communications: Tel: (416) 946-3535; Fax: (416) 946-3545