Royal York Road United Church (RYR)  is an enthusiastic community of over 500 members. Sunday Services are 10:30 - 11:30 AM.

Fine preaching, engaging children’s curriculum, adult study, and music are our hallmarks. Members and their children enjoy the opportunity to gather in faith to worship, plan outreach activities, study and socialize through a variety of opportunities.

We are conveniently located.  You can walk from nearby homes, drive and take accessible public transportation (map). An elevator provides easy access to the building. Our members greet you at all RYR entrances.  Please read more about us and join us on Sunday or at one of our special events. We warmly welcome you.

Royal York Road has a lot going on, take a look.


 On January 11, 2015, Royal York Road United held a  joyful Service of Celebration on our becoming an Affirming Ministry. Please read our commitment






Listen to sermons from Sunday services on our Sermon page




RYR Movie Group – Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Ennals Room.  We will discuss the movie Woman in Gold.  Click HERE for more information.  


Friday Morning Book Group – Friday, April 24 at 10 am in the Ennals Room.  We will discuss Between the Dark and the Daylight Embracing the Contradictions of Life  by Joan Chittister. Click HERE for more information.


Body, Mind and Spirit (BMS) – Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9 am in the Ennals Room.  Topic:  Original Sin or Original Blessing? Click HERE for more information.



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April 19: Pulpit Exchange - Several congregations in our neighbourhood are participating in a pulpit exchange. Hans van Nie will conduct the service at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church. Rev. Alexa Gilmour from Windermere United Church will conduct the service at RYRUC.

April 26: "Good Shepherd" Sunday - celebration of the ministry of Pastoral Care in our congregation.

April 26, 2:30 pm. Communion Service followed by afternoon tea. All are welcome; special invitation to seniors and "homebound" persons; rides will be provided.

May 3: Welcome of New Members in the Sunday morning service. If you are interested in "officially" joining the membership of our congregation, please contact Hans van Nie hans@ryru.ca

May 3: Children's Church "Lunch & Learn" event - after the service from 12 noon - 1:30 pm. All children, parents, teachers, volunteers & friends of our Children's Church are invited to attend this event which will include activities and conversations about our curriculum, learning goals, faith formation and plans for the future.

May 4, 11, 25 & June 1: Life After Loss - How to move through grief with greater awareness, hope and health, looking at tasks one can do and adjustments one can make to move through grief and help find ways to reinvest in one’s life in meaningful ways. The sessions will be led by the Rev. Dr. Deborah Hart, who has been facilitating grief support groups for over 20 years. 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. $15 per participant for the course materials. Contact Kelly Willis 416-300-0991 or klwillis@rogers.com.

May 24: Pentecost Sunday. The series will include a confirmation ceremeony for the you in our congregations who spent this year preparing for their confirmation.


Sunday Morning Bible Study- Meets every Sunday morning at 9:30 am.

Knitting & Crochet Group -  Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Body, Mind and Spirit - meets the last Sunday of every month.

The Family Music Circle  Look for new dates in 2015.

Junior Choir -  The second term began Thursday, February 5,  2015. Rehearsals 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm.

Our mission is to be a caring community in the world, which believes in and lives under God's sovereignty, as revealed in Jesus Christ by the Spirit, and which, through its worship, study and service to others, witnesses to God. 






Part of the Etobicoke Community since 1942 - 3 blocks south of the Royal York subway

851 Royal York Road, Toronto, Ontario M8Y 2V3

Telephone: 416-231-9401 E-mail Us