April 24th marked a special occasion for the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as the nation was recognized in the Royal designation of the St. Catherine’s Chapel of Massey College. Chief Stacey Laforme and Carolyn King were in attendance to represent the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation during the historic designation ceremony. The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, David Zimmer, and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, were also in attendance for the special tribute.
Located in downtown Toronto at the University of Toronto, the St. Catherine Chapel is located within the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This designation is a momentous occasion as prior to this designation, there were only two royal chapels located in Ontario. This is the third Royal Chapel designation to occur in Canada, and the first to be dedicated to the Mississaugas.
St. Catherine’s Chapel is a non-denominational space of worship boasting beautiful white oak arches and a stunning byzantine altar. To visit the space or to learn more, visit