Bahá’í Temple
of Canada

to be built in Markham, Ontario

It was announced in April 2023 that a national Bahá’í House of Worship, or Temple, will be built in Canada. The site for this Temple is in Markham, Ontario – in the greater Toronto area – on more than 25 acres of scenic, wooded land.
Bahá’í Houses of Worship are sacred spaces dedicated to the remembrance of God. All people, of any belief or background, are invited to pray and reflect in an uplifting and unifying atmosphere. Tranquil pathways, gardens and natural landscapes provide a beautiful and inspiring setting that prepares visitors as they approach the Temple.

A national Bahá’í House of Worship for Canada

All Bahá’í Temples are designed to have nine sides and be surrounded by pathways leading to gardens and natural areas. The Bahá’í sacred writings require that no sermons or ritual ceremonies are performed in Bahá’í Temples, and devotional services feature only the scriptures of the Bahá’í Faith and other religions.

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The Temple land and environment

In 1968, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Canada acquired land in Markham, Ontario, for the purpose of building a Bahá’í National Centre administration centre and Temple. The land on which the Temple is proposed to be built was formerly agricultural land, and adjacent to the German Mills Creek and natural areas. Under the care of the Bahá’í community, the natural areas of the property have been maintained through stewardship of the land as a guiding principle.

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The Bahá’í community of Canada

The Bahá’ís of this country reflect the diversity of Canada itself, including Indigenous peoples, first-generation immigrants, and multi-generational Canadians of English, French, and other national backgrounds. They are working with an ever-widening circle of people to realize Bahá’u’lláh’s vision for society.

Learn more about the Bahá’í community of Canada