Toronto is rich with cultural diversity and full of parks and gardens—we are thrilled it is the host city for the 2017 Seeking Connection educational events. Downtown Toronto is conveniently connected to the Toronto airport by public transportation. Come for the SDI community and then get out and explore!
Cultural and Spiritual Places of Interest
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Heritage Museum is a place to discover the more than 10,000 year old art, architecture and heritage of India. Constructed without structural steel in an eco-friendly manner. Free Admission to the Mandir. For timings and upcoming events http://bit.ly/1UUF0qL.
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is a welcoming space for all and deliver innovative programs and services reflecting traditional indigenous cultural perspectives. www.ncct.on.ca
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre offers a complete range of recreational, educational, and arts and cultural programs to bring their neighbourhood together as one. www.mnjcc.org
Sufi Cultural Centre holds weekly gatherings where attendees come to gain knowledge about Islam through participating in discourses and discussions, observing the art of Sufi music and poetry, and celebrating the praises of God through prayer and Zikrullah (Sufi remembrance ceremony). www.jerrahi.ca
Toronto Mahā Vihāra (Buddhist meditation centre is not only an outstanding landmark, but also a monument to the vision and conviction of the early pioneers of the Sri Lankan expatriate Buddhist community in the Greater Toronto Area. www.torontomahavihara.com
Art Gallery of Ontario is featuring a special Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition during the conference! The exhibition runs 22 April–30 July 2017. www.ago.net/exhibitions
CN Tower boasts an observation tower and “edge walk” overlooking Toronto and Lake Ontario www.cntower.ca
Fort York National Historic Site is the 1813 Battle of York and the birthplace of urban Toronto. Fort York is home to Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings which now house exhibits and restored period room settings. www.toronto.ca/fortyork
Niagara Falls: There is so much more to Niagara Falls than just the iconic “falls.” Bus tours available from Toronto to Niagara Falls. www.niagarafallstourism.com
Toronto Island ferry – Toronto’s largest parkland on three islands in Lake Ontario; ferry leaves regularly from downtown Toronto. www.torontoisland.com
Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Art and Culture offers unique insights and new perspectives into Islamic civilizations and the cultural threads that weave through history binding us all together. www.agakhanmuseum.org
Royal Ontario Museum offers a chance to explore how the earth and its cultures have evolved, and how the changes we face today will shape the world we’ll live in tomorrow. www.rom.on.ca
Explore more of what Toronto has to offer through their tourism website mtm.seetorontonow.com/,