Montreal Gazette, 21 June 1865, page 2

Repairs of the English Cathedral- Christ Church Cathedral is now undergoing repairs needed in consequence of the arches in the chancel and transept giving way from the strain or from the sinking of the tower.  In the transept, the arch near the organ has been taken out, and the same operation will have to be gone through with the first arch in front of the organ in the chancel, another of the arches, in the transept will probably have to be corrected.  A portion of the wall over one of the windows near the transept looking on University Street, will also have to be taken down.  The repairs by Mr. Nicholson will possibly extend over 2 or 3 months.  Much of the stone work is said to be badly executed.