Toronto, like the rest of Canada, welcomes anyone with open arms allowing for the creation of diverse communities within the city. This allows anyone to find a home and community within the city. Below are many of the centers you can find:
Spiritual & Religious
Address: 106 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9, Canada
St. James Cathedral is both a parish church ministering to the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood and a cathedral (the church where the bishop’s chair or throne – the ‘cathedra’ – is located), making it the spiritual centre of the diocese and a focal point for the civic life of Toronto, one of Canada’s most prominent cultural and financial centres. The Cathedral is open daily from 7:30am – 5:30pm (except Saturdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm).
Address: 1 International Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 6H3
Since 1928, we have been committed to inspiring youth, students and graduates to follow Jesus. Whether at our summer camps, in high schools or on college and university campuses, we introduce students to Jesus, encouraging them to follow him in every part of their lives.
Address: 465 Avenue Road. Cambridge, ON N1R 5S5
As the people of Avenue Road Baptist Church, we exist to declare the reign of God in Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, living God’s love: In word, in worship, in service, in community. In 3 years, we will be a multi-generational congregation equipped to carry out our mission statement: Ministry done by the congregation, Multi-generational services, Multi-generational missions, outreach and programs, A fully adapted and utilized church building, A financially stable church.
Address: 175 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P7
Here you will find a vibrant, free-thinking and caring community where you can explore your beliefs, find meaning and purpose, explore your spirituality and help transform the world through social action. It is our hope you will find our service to be meaningful and transformative. The service normally consists of opening words, several hymns, music, two or more readings, a sermon, and an offering. After the service, if you are interested in learning more, look for the visitors’ table where members of the congregation are available to answer your questions, take you on a tour of the building and introduce you to other members. You are welcome to join us in Workman Hall for coffee and conversation. Please take a green coffee cup, so that others may greet you.
Address: 470 Glencairn Avenue, Toronto, ON M5N 1V8 Canada
Shaarei Shomayim – Modern Orthodox Synagoge; located within the community eruv; The congregation was first established in 1928 at 563 Christie Street. Its original name was the Hillcrest Congregation. The congregation moved to 840 St. Clair Avenue West in 1937, beginning, as many congregations both Jewish and Christian have done, by constructing a basement space, today the social hall, but first used as a worship space. The building was finally completed in 1947.
Address: 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5M 3B1
We are proud to be part of the Reform movement and our partnerships with Israeli Reform congregations in Modi’in and Be’er Sheva are only one part of our profound engagement with the State of Israel. Our synagogue is a place where tradition and innovation meet. Members lead services day and night and chant Torah at our minyan and on Shabbat and festivals. We offer robust social action and Jewish learning opportunities. At the same time, we partner with a local Jewish theatre company to bring new energy and insight to prayer and regularly premiere new musical compositions. We inspire learning and leadership in our youth through a program that goes far beyond our home base.
Address: 61 Claireville Drive, Toronto, ON M9W 5Z7 Canada
The Mandir is a house of God. Being a very sacred place, all visitors are required to abide by the following rules and regulations applicable to all areas including the Mandir, Haveli and the Exhibition. The mandir was built in 18 months and consists of 24,000 pieces of hand-carved Italian carrara marble, Turkish limestone and Indian pink stone. The mandir is the largest of its kind in Canada and was constructed according to guidelines outlined in ancient Hindu scriptures. The grounds spread over 18 acres and in addition to the mandir, include a haveli and the Heritage Museum. The mandir is open daily to visitors and for worship.
Address: 243 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON, M5R 2J6
The presiding Deities of the Toronto Hare Krishna Temple are Sri Sri Radha Ksira-Chora Gopinatha (Radha Krishna), Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai and Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra. Everything we do in our temple is a just a humble offering to the Lord and our Deities are the heart of our temple!
Address: 6525 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 7K6
The objectives of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto are to promote the principles of Humanistic Buddhism and to foster peace and harmony among all peoples of the world. Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Toronto temple, has guided this effort by providing educational opportunities, sponsoring cultural events, engaging in community service, and by extensively writing and teaching about the Buddhist path of wisdom and compassion.
Address: 86 Vaughan Road, Toronto, York, ON M6C 2M2, Canada
Zen Buddhist Temple-Toronto is the first temple founded by the Venerable Samu Sunim. After moving to Toronto in 1971 Samu Sunim completed a three year solitary retreat before beginning his teaching career. He reactivated the Zen Lotus Society from a basement apartment in Toronto serving the Korean-Canadian community and gave meditation instruction during the week. In 1979 Ven. Samu Sunim and a small group of his students moved the Zen Lotus Society into a former flophouse at 46 Gwynn Avenue in Parkdale. The building was extensively renovated through the effort and manpower of those first disciples and the temple was officially incorporated in 1980.
Address: 575 Yonge Street 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M4Y1Z2, Canada
We would like to introduce to you the newly founded Toronto Islamic Centre (TIC). It is located in probably the busiest commercial district, Yonge and Bloor. Also known as the heart of downtown Toronto. TIC was recognised and officially opened on April 1st, 2010. After many years of struggle and longing, the team of dedicated brothers had finally reached closer to their dream. They have chosen to open this centre in Yonge and Bloor because it provided them with the better potential to reach out to people of all backgrounds. The heart of downtown Toronto just seemed like the perfect place to convey the true message of Islam. TIC was established not only to pursue humanitarian activities but all sorts of community-based services on weekly bases. However, the intention is only to please Allah (SWT) by spreading the divine knowledge of Islam and establishing a stronger brotherhood through these Da’wah activities.
Address: 9 Carrier Drive, Toronto ON M9V 4B2, Canada
Sikh Spiritual Centre Toronto is a not-for-profit organization registered in Ontario, Canada. It’s a Sikh worship place and members of all communities and religions are welcome here. Just like any other Gurdwara, we also have a community kitchen, where a free meal is served to all the visitors, without distinction of religion, caste, gender, economic status or ethnicity. The free meal is always vegetarian. People sit on the floor, eat together, and the kitchen is maintained and serviced by Sikh community volunteers.
Address: 48 Rosemeade Avenue, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 3A5 Canada
Jain Society of Toronto – A non-profit religious organization to pursue a goal of practicing, promoting and preserving the Jain religion. Various Events and On-going Activities are planned and organized by a number of sub-groups including Jain Seniors Group, Young Jains of Toronto (YJOT), Jain Professional and Cultural Association of Young Adults (JPCA). During the year Dignitaries from India and other parts of the world visit our center and hold lectures and discourses in Jainism.
Address: 130, 229 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0Y1, Canada
The Calgary Bahá’í community provides opportunities for development of spiritual characteristics, celebration of Holy Days, the deepening of spiritual understanding of its members, worship and fellowship
Address: 1155 Yonge Street, Suite 100Toronto, M4T 1W2, Canada
Faith in Canada 150 existed to celebrate the role of faith in our life together as Canadians. You wouldn’t know it from the headlines today. We have a growing forgetfulness about the contribution of faith to our country, its institutions, and our common life. For more than 450 years, faith has shaped the human landscape of Canada. It has shaped how we live our lives, how we see our neighbours, how we fulfill our social responsibilities, how we imagine our life together.
Address: 569 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON M5S 2J7
Beliefs are a big part of who we are and how we learn, and while U of T is a secular institution, we respect everyone’s right to worship. The Multi-Faith Centre supports the spiritual well-being of everyone on campus and provides opportunities for people to learn from each other while exploring questions of meaning, purpose and identity. Our facilities and programs accommodate a wide variety of spiritual and faith-based practices and encourage interfaith dialogue and spiritual development as part of the learning experience for all students. The purpose of the Multi-Faith Centre is to support the spiritual well-being of students, staff and faculty and to increase our understanding of and respect for religious beliefs and practices. It does so by providing opportunities for members of the community to engage in questions of meaning, purpose and identity and to reflect, worship, contemplate, teach and learn, read and study, celebrate, mourn, engage in dialogue and interact on a daily basis
Address: 155 Bermondsey Road, Toronto, ON M4A 1X9
Phone: 416-755 7353
Founded in 1988, Habitat GTA is a nonprofit housing organization that believes everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live. We mobilize communities to help working, lower income families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, donors, and community partners, we have built more than 360 homes for families, including over 1,300 children, in need of safe, decent, and affordable housing.
Address: 2610 Birchmount Road, Toronto, M1W 2P5, Canada
Established in 1879, Toronto City Mission is Toronto’s oldest and longest running outreach to people impacted by poverty. Toronto City Mission is a non-profit organization that, through God’s transformational power, builds loving relationships to bring hope to children and families impacted by poverty in five high priority communities in Toronto. One in four children in Toronto are living in poverty; we desire that each child and their families will find hope through Jesus Christ. We believe in training, teaching and mentoring whole families to become leaders in their own communities.
Speciality in Dialogue
Address: 420 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M9L 1Z7
Intercultural Dialogue Institute is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance social cohesion via(through) personal interaction by promoting respect and mutual understanding among people of all cultures and faiths through dialogue and partnership. Intercultural Dialogue Institute aims to promote enduring interfaith and intercultural cooperation, tolerance and dialogue by sharing our differences and similarities in an effort to enhance civil society, to promote the development of human values, and to advance diversity and multiculturalism in the society. The Institute aims to eliminate or reduce false stereotypes, prejudices and unjustified fears through direct human communication. By this mission IDI aims to contribute to improvement of diversity, pluralism and multiculturalism throughout Canada.
Address: 56 Queen St. E, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2Z3, Canada
In 1962 Anglican Minister Roland de Corneille conceived the establishment of a forum that would promote a dialogue of respect between the Jewish and Christian communities of Toronto. Fourteen years later, on May 25, 1976, the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Toronto was formally incorporated. Current Board membership is comprised of representatives from: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto, The Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Toronto Conference of The United Church of Canada, Relation and Encounter, Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, Eastern Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, and The Toronto Board of Rabbis
Global Citizenship & Learning
Address: 26 Bramblebrook Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M1V 2G2 Canada
Cordoba Centre for Civic Engagement and Leadership embraces the Islamic tradition to promote compassionate service, social change and justice; and prepares leaders dedicated to ethical conduct, active citizenship and social responsibility.