Masjid Toronto. At Adelaide. At 84 1/2 Adelaide Street East in fact.
This is Toronto’s newest Masjid. It’s been in the works for two years. This Ramadan all that planning, fundraising, and programming will bear fruit.
Masjid Toronto at Adelaide is located across the street from St James Park. The same park which became semi-famous for being the location of Occupy Toronto.
It is a few minute’s stroll east of the Financial District. Thus it is very convenient for the countless number of Muslims who work in the Downtown Core.
In lieu of stained glass, this second downtown location managed by MAC, the Muslim Association of Canada, welcomes worshipers and greets guests with the same Decorative Privacy Film dreamed up by Apex Window Films found on Masjid Toronto‘s windows over on Dundas Street West.
I arrived a few minutes before the scheduled time for Isha prayers.
The number of worshipers on this first night of Ramadan 2013 were few. The Greater Toronto Area is experiencing a wicked storm and flooding on this night. Power is out for hundreds of thousands and commuters are still stranded on public transit at the same time as we are praying. The storm likely has kept people away tonight.
Perhaps three sisters at most are behind the newly crafted wooden barriers at the far end from me. Maybe 30 or so brothers line up beside me to pray.
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