St. Basil’s Catholic Parish is now open for Weekday and Weekend Masses only.
- The church opens for both the 7:30AM and 12:10PM Masses half an hour before Mass begins (7:00AM, and 11:45AM) and closes shortly after the end of Mass.
- Civic Holidays: The church opens at 8:30AM for the 9:00AM Mass, and closes shortly after the end of Mass.
- The church opens for the regular weekend schedule: Saturday 5:00PM, Sunday 9:00AM, 10:30AM, 12:00PM, and 4:30PM.
- The church opens 15-30 minutes before the beginning of Mass, depending on the length of the sanitation process from the preceding Mass.
- Regularly scheduled confessions remain cancelled, however you may make schedule appointment by contacting the parish office.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
Parishioners are strongly encouraged to self-screen before attending church, including taking their temperature. Those with a temperature at or above 37.5 C/99.5 F are asked to not attend Mass. Those who exhibit fever or any other indications of a viral infections are asked to seek medical attention before coming to church.
AS YOU ARRIVE:
Hand sanitizer is available on the tables near the entrance. Please sanitize your hands when you enter and leave the church.
In order to observe safe social distancing, there will be dedicated spaces to sit. The seats will be marked in the pews. They are available on a first come, first served basis.
As of July 7th, all parishioners are required to wear masks or face coverings while inside the church, as per the City of Toronto By-Law. Exemptions are made for individuals who are unable to wear a mask or face covering for medical reasons, children under two years old, and other reasonable accommodations.
Please stay six feet apart as you enter and leave the church and at all times when you are in the church. Volunteers will be there to direct you.
There is an urgent need for many volunteers; implementing the archdiocesan plan for re-opening safely requires many volunteers present for every Mass. Each time the church is open for prayer or Mass we will need volunteers to be greeters, ushers, and to clean and sanitize surfaces.
Parking at St. Basil’s
CHURCH & UNIVERSITY PERMIT PARKING
Please note you MUST obtain a parking permit from the Parish Office to park in front of Odette, or the West side of the driveway.
Monday – Friday, parish parking is available in front of Odette Hall and along the West side of the driveway prior to 8:00 AM and after 6:00 PM. (no permit is required prior to 8:00 AM)
Sundays, parish parking is available in front of Odette Hall and along the West side of the driveway.
Permits for St. Basil’s Parking may be obtained at the main office and are good for one day only. There is no cost for permit parking.
On Saturdays, parking is permitted for 2 hours at any time only on the NORTH side of St. Joseph St.
On Sundays, parking is permitted for 2 hours at any time on both the north and south sides of St. Joseph St. Parking is also permitted on Bay St. and is free up until 1:00 PM
Parking is not permitted at any other times and cars that are parked inappropriately may be ticketed.
Metered street parking is also available on St. Mary Street, immediately to the north of the church.
The closest subway stations are Museum, on the University-Spadina line, Wellesley, on the Yonge line, and Bay St., on the Bloor line. The Bay St. bus (route #6) also stops at the corner of Bay St. and St. Joseph St.