TORONTO - YP : CANADA - ON

*Location:

   Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
   Yonge Street at Heath Street East
   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.69035, W 79.39461
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*Carillonist:

   Naoko Tsujita
   E: naoringojam@gmail.com

*Contact:

   Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
   1585 Yonge Street
   Toronto, ON  M4T 1Z9
   T: 416-922-1167   F: 416-922-1807
   E: info/@/yorkminsterpark DOTcom
   - or -
   William Maddox, Director of Music
   T: 416-922-1350
   E: wcmaddox/@/yorkminsterpark DOTcom

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Originally 4 P&F bells installed 2009
   as a Westminster chime.
   First addition made a musical chime
   with added semitones of sharp 4th and
   flat 7th.  Later bells cast by
   Eijsbouts to P&F profile, but smooth
   with painted inscriptions.
   Pneumatic autoplay in console.  Audio
   system from belfry to keyboard room.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are no missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2023
     with 23 bells made by Eijsbouts    
   Prior history:
     In 2021, the instrument was enlarged to 24 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
       (10 bells remain from that work.)
       There was one missing bass semitone
     In 2014, the instrument was begun with 14 bells
       made by Petit & Fritsen (4 in 2009)
       (10 bells remain from that work.)
       There were two added semitones
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  7 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   16 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  17 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   .%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023
*Links:

The church Website has a page about the carillon project, with a video (3:10) of a large bell with painted inscription being hoisted into the tower.

The church Website has a small sketch of the bell tower in the footer of all pages, but does not mention these bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in ON.

Index to all tower bell instruments in ON.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Oct-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/10/13
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/09/08
*Photos:

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