DOORS OPEN TORONTO - Mosque visit at the Canadian Sufi Cultural Centre

  • May 25, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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DOORS OPEN TORONTO is a 2 day event over the weekend of May 25/26, 2013 with faith places open across the city welcoming people to visit their places of worship.


On Saturday May 25th, 2013 at the Canadian Sufi Cultural Centre:

Join us at 7:30 pm for dinner with the Sufi families at this centre. This will be followed by a short tour, some discussion, some whirling dervishes and traditional music, tea and dessert. The evening will formally end around 10pm, however guests may leave earlier or stay later as we continue worship till just past midnight.

More information about Doors Open Toronto can be found on


Men and women of all faith backgrounds often visit this centre. If women choose to, they may bring a scarf with them, however it is not necessary.

Dinner is regularly hosted by different families each weekend. Often meat is served (which can be beef, chicken or lamb). On this evening, a vegetarian dish will also be included to accomodate those with meat restrictions.



Beginning in April 2013, communities throughout Ontario will once again open the doors to hundreds of fascinating heritage sites – including commercial  places of worship. What makes this eagerly awaited province-wide program so attractive is the fact that many of the participating sites are normally closed to the public and admission is free.

Sufis are known to be gracious hosts and their philosophy revolves around attaining God's divine love, being kind to each other, helping those in need.

Please Note: This is a 2 day weekend event:

Day 1: On Sat May 25, 7:30-10:30pm at the mosque (Canadian Sufi Cultural Centre)

Day 2: On Sun May 26 at the synagogue 10-11am (First Narayever Congregation)

*You may choose to attend only on Day 1, or 2 or both days if you wish*

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  • Ashraf

    It was very exciting to see some Jewish people in such a place. It actually reminded me of an interesting documentary I saw some time ago about an Israeli Dervish. Here is the link and I hope you will find it interesting too:

    I look forward to more such events.

    May 26, 2013

    • Karen S.

      Ashraf: Thank you for this link. Very interesting. You might also be interested to read about the Israeli Kwaali Sufi musician, Shye Ben Tzur: http://www.goldenland...­

      May 26, 2013

    • Ashraf

      So interesting! ... thanks Karen for sharing.

      May 26, 2013

  • Aysh M.

    Very peacefull,actual delicius with the dinner,tea,nice spiritual sharings. Great experience!

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Roel.

    I Missed You, who I already met, Hopefully I make it .

    May 19, 2013

  • Aysh M.

    What a nice way fo get together.
    See you there...

    May 5, 2013

  • Sami

    Bringing my partner

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Karen S.

    Looking forward to participating in this Shalom Salaam/Doors Open Event. My dear friend, Jane French, was the founder, and has been a leading organizer, of Doors Open for years. I'm glad that we are supporting her event in the name of peace.

    1 · May 2, 2013

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