Ottawa Mosque
Ottawa, Canada
The Ottawa Muslim Association was founded in 1962, and in early years members met in local churches and community members' homes. In 1973, it was announced that a new purpose-built mosque would be constructed on Northwest Avenue designed by the Toronto architect Ghazi Anwar Asad. Construction began in 1977.

The building is brick with windows arranged in large semicircular expanses. It has a large traditional dome over the prayer hall and a 115-foot minaret. The two-story prayer hall can accommodate up to 700 people. The building also has a library and a basement used for meetings, childcare, and social events.

Sources:

City of Ottawa. "Doors Open Ottawa: Ottawa Main Mosque." Accessed October 22, 2015. http://ottawa.ca/cgi-bin/doors/2014.pl?id=79&lang=en.

Edwards, Cheryl. "Ottawa's Muslims will get their mosque." Ottawa Citizen, June 8, 1973. Accessed October 22, 2015. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=br0yAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_ewFAAAAIBAJ&dq=ottawa-mosque&pg=2976%2C3230016.

"Muslims Planning Mosque Here." Ottawa Citizen, March 12, 1963. Accessed October 22, 2015. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2194&dat=19630312&id=OU4yAAAAIBAJ&sjid=L-YFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3928,3240324&hl=en.

Ontario Heritage Trust. "Ontario's Places of Worship: Ottawa Mosque." Accessed October 22, 2015. http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Ontario-s-Places-of-Worship/Inventory/Search-results-details.aspx?ItemID=3731.


Location
251 Northwestern Ave., Ottawa, Canada
Images & Videos
Associated Collections
Events
1977/1397 AH
Variant Names
Ottawa Mosque
Ottawa Main Mosque
Variant
Ottawa Muslim Association
Alternate
OMA
Abbreviated
Building Usages
community center
public/cultural
mosque
religious
Materials/Techniques
brick
Keywords
modern architecture
purpose-built mosques