Toronto’s Oldest Existing Mosque, to celebrate its 50th Anniversary

Jami mosque, located just east of High Park in Toronto’s beautiful Roncesvalles Village, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Saturday, December 28th, 2019.

Originally built in 1910 as a Presbyterian church, Toronto’s small Muslim community purchased the building in 1969 because it had outgrown its place of worship, located around the corner on Dundas street. Jami mosque is the GTA’s oldest existing mosque and is often referred to as “the mother of all mosques in Toronto”.  Early records of the mosque can be seen in the historical vaults of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Today, the Jami Mosque is part of ISNA Canada, a registered charity that runs various Islamic centres across Canada. ISNA Canada is helping to ensure Jami continues its five decades long support of its local community as an inclusive, welcoming place for all to worship.  Jami continues to offer specialized Islamic services including: Friday Jummah Prayer Service, Eid Al-Fitr & Eid Al-Adha Prayer Services, Marriage, Counseling, and Funeral Services, Islamic Education, Youth Programs, Community Service, and more.

On Saturday December 28th, Jami mosque is hosting a celebration from 11am until 5pm, with testimonials from some of those whose lives Jami has touched.  It will be a reunion for the many people who have called Jami mosque their home away from home.

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Listen to the CBC Metro Toronto interview with Sh Abdalla Idris Ali.