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.
Jamé Masjid Markham Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2010.
Presentation panels are drawings, images, and text graphically prepared by the architect and submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the later round of the Award cycle. The portfolios are kept in the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Library for consultation purposes.