Celebrating our English and Canadian heritage through
The St. George’s Society of Toronto – the city’s oldest charity – was founded in 1834 to provide newcomers with food, doctors and even a cemetery which we still maintain. And we've been supporting causes that matter most,when they matter most ever since. We continue to reflect the changing reality of Toronto, and today we help kids with Autism and the elderly with Alzheimer’s, give youth the chance to attend university and help the cultural life of Toronto thrive.
Members enjoy a range of activities….pub night quizzes, lunches with speakers, concerts, Eating the Empire restaurant excursions, the glittering Red Rose Ball fundraiser, and yes, cricket and croquet.
St. Georgians have included leaders like provincial premiers and Sir Henry Pellatt of Casa Loma fame. Today, the Society brings together men and women of all cultures with an interest in things British for good fun, good fellowship and good works – a tradition that has helped Toronto become the enviable place it is.
“a sainted charity churning out good deeds
for over a century and a half.”
– Toronto Star
We have moved: 50 Baldwin Street, Suite 306, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L4
The philanthropist who almost got hypothermia from canoeing up the Thames in the Queen’s Jubilee flotilla (over seven hours in the cold and rain) was warmly celebrated by over 500 friends and admirers at The St. George’s Society of Toronto’s Red Rose Ball. Donald Ross was honoured with the Society’s prestigious Award of Merit at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on April 24 for his tremendously generous contributions to the community.
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