Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Community Meeting - Development Proposal

12:30:00 AM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

Several months ago, our temple was approached by a large condominium development firm who has built several mid-rise condominiums in downtown Toronto.  They are working on a proposal to build a 25-story condominium which will occupy part of the small park behind the temple and have approached our temple to solicit our interest in using part of our property to build their condominium.  Please note, this is still very early in the planning stage and no official plans have been submitted to the city.

Their plans to use part of the temple's property would mean a significant change to the east side of our building and, more importantly, the addition of a 25-story building which would be in very close proximity to our temple.

Even though the proposal is still in the development phase, the Hare Krishna temple felt the need to reach out to our community to solicit their feedback on this idea.  The development firm is offering a significant financial windfall to the temple to proceed with this plan.

There will be a special Community Meeting wherein all devotees are welcome to come and hear from a representative of the company putting this proposal together.

This project by this condo development company has very serious implications for our temple and has many benefits and drawbacks.  We are humbly asking for your feedback regarding this important proposal and thus are extending an invitation to all of our devotees to come to this Community Meeting to learn more.

Even though information is not public, we have been granted permission from the development company to share one conceptual drawing about what the condominium would look like, once it is completed.  Click the image below to see the full artists concept about how our temple would be situated in relation to the new condominium development.


For those of you who figured we are too spiritual to play tricks on you, we'd like to wish you a Happy April Fool's Day!!! There are no condominium developments which are being planned for our temple... we promise! (Check out previous years' Aprils Fools jokes here and here!)


10 comments:

rashi said...

Noooooo

...wait.

amit kumar said...

Hahaha.....devotees know how to a give a "shocking' laugh. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Anonymous said...

the pet monkey ran away?

Keshav said...

Bwa-ha ha ha!!! More and more victims!

puneet sood said...

Confession - I fell for this one ......

Keshav said...

Yippeee!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I was worried about the parking, the dust and the dirt to go through for couple of years :(.

Keshav said...

LOLLL!!! Glad we got another victim... even though Aprils Fools was a few weeks ago! ;-)

Yura said...

It easier to fall on it after April 1, when don't expect :) I first thought it's terrible idea, but then looked at the picture and thought it's not too bad - more potential devoties-neighbours, more Govinda's customers, more popular area = even more devoties, more lakshmi for the temple etc. ;)

Keshav said...

Yes, it is indeed a cool idea and maybe one day it can happen. But for now, it remains just an April's Fools Joke! Bwa-ha ha ha!!! :o)