Church of St. Andrew-by-the-Lake at Centre hence, its name. Later it served as an annex to the Sunshine Seniors Centre (to the east). Eventually, after the community-saving legislation was passed in 1993, the building became part of the Land Trust, and now contains offices and community meeting rooms as well as and Island Art Gallery

Peter Dean, a thirty-year Island resident is co-author with Linda Rosenbaum of
The Essential Toronto Island Guide.

Recent History

For over ten years, The Rectory has been owned and operated by three partners; Sarah Willinsky and Ken McAuliffe (Toronto Island Residents) and Mark Samuel (Historic ties to the Island Yacht Club). The Rectory has evolved into a special "Escape by the Lake" and has consistently been voted one Toronto's best patios throughout the last decade. We invite you to RELAX and enjoy.