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The Sisters welcome guests for rest, refreshment, retreat, and participation in the Community's prayer and liturgy. All are welcome.

Spend as much time as you like in a private retreat or simply enjoying some peace and quiet, fellowship, and the liturgies of the community.

If you would like to participate in a slightly more structured way, consider the opportunities listed here »

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Guest House: Accommodations

All are welcome in this sacred space, offering gentle hospitality, comfortable accommodation, retreats and spiritual direction in an atmosphere of transformative stillness.

All our facilities are wheel-chair accessible and we make every effort to accommodate any special needs our guests may have. While the Sisterhood is an Anglican monastic community, we welcome women and men from all spiritual traditions and those with no religious affiliation.

Be Our Guest

Many people long for a day (or a few days!) away from the stress of life in our over-crowded, over-noisy, and over-busy culture. Come and enjoy some sacred time apart, alone, with a friend, or a group.

Simply but comfortably furnished, our 32 single rooms and 4 double rooms offer peaceful sanctuary to a maximum of 40 people. Double rooms have ensuite baths. Single rooms share large washroom and shower room facilities on each floor. Silent meals are generally eaten in the Sisters’ Refectory; we provide for gluten-free and vegetarian diets.

We maintain a spirit of quiet throughout the Guest House, with space designated for use of cell phones and other conversations. We are also concerned for the health of our guests, so we maintain a smoke-free and alcohol-free environment. (Alcohol may be served at group functions with prior consent of the convent). As far as possible, we limit use of scented products and ask guests not to use colognes or perfumes while in the Guest House.

On retreat, but still need to check your email? We understand. High speed internet is available on the computers in the Convent Library – open to guests. Wireless and cable hookups for laptops are also available.

Feel like a cup of tea or a late night snack? No problem! Individual guests may use our self-catering pantries, available on each floor.


St. John’s Convent is located in a quiet urban area of North Toronto adjacent to 25 acres of parkland that guests are free to enjoy. We are easily accessible from the airport via major highways, and from downtown Toronto via public transit. While we have ample parking, we encourage ecological responsibility in the use of public transit and car-pooling when possible. See location details here »

Contact us!

Contact the Guest House administrator (guesthouse@ssjd.ca ») for more information about hosting your group at St. John’s Convent and Guest House.