Reverend James Magrath at St. Peter's, The

Born in Ireland in 1769, Magrath was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He applied to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel for a colonial missionary post and emigrated to Upper Canada with his family. In 1827 he was appointed to the Toronto Mission on the Credit River where he served in the simple white frame church which had been built earlier that year. The church was consecrated and named St. Peter's in 1828. Magrath acquired considerable land in this area and here built his home "Erindale", the name later adopted by the settlement which developed nearby. Magrath faithfully served the parish until his death in 1851. In 1887 the original St. Peter's was replaced by this stone church designed in the modified Gothic style.


On the grounds of St. Peter's, Mississauga Road and Dundas Street West, Mississauga

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: Regional Municipality of Peel

Municipality: City of Mississauga