The Metropolitan United Church is the biggest church in downtown Toronto. It sits at the corner of Church and Jarvis on what is known as McGill Square. The square is always busy with people and known for a good game of chess here and there.In 1868 the original property was purchased, in a bidding war with The City of Toronto and the Catholic Church for a princely sum of $26.000.00.
In 1930 the largest pipe organ in Canada was installed by the Casavant Co. from Quebec that originally included 7200 pipes and has grown to a current 8,233.
In all of this architectural marvel and artistic expression it still is nice to catch a brief air of playfulness. If you look real close amongst the deep rich beams and wood covered organ pipes you see the statue of a cat keeping a close eye on these church mice.