150 Neighbours

Commemorating Canada's 150th Anniversary in Scarborough


Father Fred Foley is known as a straight-talker at St. Bartholemew Church in north Scarborough, where he has been the Pastor for twenty years.

“Considering the diversity of our parish, members here respect each other and work well together. They always check their egos at the door.”

An unflinching observer and never shy to share his opinion. Father Foley is open to discussing controversial issues ranging from Israeli settlements to Pope Francis possibly issuing an apology for Indigenous children placed in residential schools, to privatizing Catholic education. Father has a long and accomplished history in Scarborough – graduating from Neil McNeil High School in 1963 as one of its first graduates, then completing theological studies at St. Augustus College (now Seminary) on Kingston Road, overlooking the legendary Bluffs. While reflecting on many heavy topics of the new generation, he can be found at times strolling the boardwalk of the eastern Beach neighbourhood. Be prepared for Father’s surprising and thoughtful conclusions.

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