Public Buildings

Jaffari Community & Cultural Centre

Vaughan, Canada

Located on an environmentally sensitive site adjacent to a tributary of the East Don River, this new education and cultural centre provides an expanded community focus and centerpiece for one of the Muslim communities in the Greater Toronto Area.  Our master plan design recognizes the natural beauty of the site in an attempt to create a campus of buildings, each with a unique yet complementary character.  The initial phase is comprised of a multi-purpose community hall to accommodate 2000 people, mosque and recreation/leisure rooms.  Utilizing a module system, the hall is subdivided into 4,000 square foot rooms capable of operating simultaneously.  The design of the building also allows for the future construction of an elementary school.

Client

Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto

Size

159,000 s.f.
2 Storey Facility

Program

Multi-purpose community hall
Mosque
Recreation/Leisure rooms
Education/Cultural Centre
Future School fit-out within main building

Articles

  • “Large Islamic centre launched” Joseph Hall, Toronto Star, Oct 2001