Reverend Henry Scadding 1813-1901, The

Scadding was born in Devonshire, England, and came to Upper Canada in 1821. Educated at Upper Canada College and Cambridge University, he was ordained to the Anglican priesthood at St. James Church, Toronto, in 1838, and the same year became Master of Classics at Upper Canada College. In 1847, Scadding was appointed first rector of the nearby Church of the Holy Trinity, where he served until 1875. He lived in this town house, which complements the church and was designed by William Hay, from its completion in 1862 until his death. Here, Scadding, a noted scholar, wrote numerous religious, literary and historical works, including his best-known books, "Toronto of Old" (1873) and, in collaboration with J.C. Dent, "Toronto: Past and Present" (1884).


At Scadding House, his former home, 6 Trinity Square, off Bay Street behind the Eaton Centre, Toronto

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: City of Toronto (District)

Municipality: City of Toronto