TORONTO - STJA/1 : CANADA - ON

*Location:

   Upper belfry
   St.James Cathedral
   King Street East at Church Street
   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.65033, W 79.37412
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.James Cathedral
   65 Church Street
   Toronto, ON  M5C 2E9
   T: (416)364-7865   F: (416)364-0295

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Electrified by Verdin with double
   hammers to imitate the sound of
   swinging bells.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1928
     with  1 bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Prior history:
     In 1865, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Cathedral Website has a section about the bells (see under Cathedral in left column).  Good pictures of the tower can be found there, as well as a mention of this chime, though most of it is about the "newer" ring of 12 (STJA/2) in the lower belfry.  See the Architecture section for more pictures of the tower.

An article about the tower clock mentions the chime and has a different photo of the tower.

Waymarking page, with 11 photos in gallery

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
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Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in ON, including the "newer" ring of 12 (STJA/2) in the lower belfry of the same tower.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Jan-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/12/26
   and on technical data last updated on 1997/07/14


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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