St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica serves as the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto and is one of the city's oldest churches, established in 1826. This cathedral is of significant importance, being the principal church in the prominent English-speaking diocese of Canada. The designation of "Minor Basilica" is granted to select Roman Catholic churches but must adhere to specific criteria outlined in canon law. Specifically, it requires an apostolic grant from the Assemblage for Divine Worship and the Sacraments' Regulation. As the Archbishop's church, St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica is considered the archdiocese's mother church. For the past 168 years, it has been a central gathering place for the faithful to commemorate significant feasts and celebrations at the civic, provincial, and federal levels. The Bishop's Palace, situated within the cathedral grounds, continues to serve as the Cathedral Rectory. Remarkably, this church maintains its original purpose, making it the oldest still-functioning building in Toronto. The name "St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica" signifies its supremacy over other churches in the area.
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