september, 2019

22sep2:00 pm2:00 pmA PLACE OF PRIDE: Building the First Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Raymond Moriyama Architect

Event Details

In 1964, Toronto was a conservative administrative city.

In 1964, there was exactly one Japanese restaurant in Toronto.

In 1964, a derogatory term, “Made in Japan” referred to poorly-made, breakable objects.


In 1964, the Japanese Canadian community opened a new cultural centre, the daring design alluding to a concrete Japanese temple.

The designer of the centre was a young, little known architect named Raymond Moriyama.


Admission: Free, advance registration is required.
Call (416) 441-2345 or email: [email protected] and ask to register for the Moriyama Exhibit Opening on September 22, 2019.

Free tours of 123 Wynford Drive (Noor Centre) with Raymond Moriyama will be given before the Opening between 12 noon to 1:00 pm.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm



6 Garamond Court

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