Tour & Opening Ceremony for Exhibit: A PLACE OF PRIDE

Posted on: September 4th, 2019

A PLACE OF PRIDE: Building the First Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Date: Sunday September 22, 2019
Time: 2:00pm
Place: JCCC, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto

Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Call 416- 441-2345 or email: and ask to register for the Moriyama Exhibit Opening on September 22, 2019 (space is limited).

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

In 1964, Toronto was a conservative administrative city.
In 1964, there was one Japanese restaurant in Toronto.
In 1964, “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.

Exhibition will be on from September 22, 2019 to January 31, 2020