The Church in Canada—Ontario
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“The Church in Canada—Ontario,” New Era, July 2012, 45

The Church in Canada—Ontario

In 1830, Phineas Young traveled to Earnestown, Canada. Though not a member of the Church at that time, he preached about the Book of Mormon. Two years later Phineas returned to Canada, this time as a convert to the Church, along with five other missionaries. Their preaching helped create four branches. Other missionaries, including the Prophet Joseph Smith, visited Ontario in 1833 and 1837.

Between 1830 and 1850, an estimated 2,500 Canadians, mostly from Ontario, joined the Church. Missionary work progressed slowly in eastern Canada until a mission was organized in 1919. The first Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in eastern Canada was dedicated in Toronto in 1939. The Toronto Ontario Temple was completed in 1990.

Here are a few facts about the Church today in Ontario:

Membership

46,452

Missions

1

Temples

1

Wards & Branches

99