This mosque is significant in uniting a community that was initially divided over its construction. It follows convention with its traditional Islamic features including a symmetrical façade; shaded arcades; and a domed porch, minaret, and prayer hall. The steel and pre-cast concrete construction is faced in cast stone with copper clad domes and internally intricate Islamic detailing is evident. The entrance faces two intersecting streets and all members of the community are welcome to use the gymnasium, school and library. It has become a focal point in Markham, fostering tolerance and understanding and moving the mayor to declare Eid Al Fitr a formal holiday.
In the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the architects of projects enrolled through the nomination programme receive an Award documentation package which describes the standardised presentation requirements. In addition to submitting photographs, slides, and architectural drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, building schedule, and, more importantly, design concepts and each project's significance within its own context. These project presentation documents include the architect's record and the aforementioned submission documents.