Tem­ple vs. town­houses

Thornhill Post - - News -

A new de­vel­op­ment pro­posal for 52 town­houses on the east­ern bor­der of the Hindu Tem­ple So­ci­ety of Rich­mond Hill has the lo­cal com­mu­nity on edge. Built in 1983, this place of wor­ship has be­come a des­ti­na­tion for thou­sands of vis­i­tors an­nu­ally, with cer­e­mo­nial events and cel­e­bra­tions. The de­vel­op­ment is cur­rently in the plan­ning process with the Town of Rich­mond Hill. Among the Tem­ple com­mu­nity’s re­quests are a buf­fer zone be­tween the houses and the tem­ple, a tree line and a road to di­vide their prop­er­ties. “We want to be in peace­ful co­ex­is­tence with who­ever our neigh­bour is,” said R. K. Moor­thy, pres­i­dent of the Hindu Tem­ple So­ci­ety. “But we want our neigh­bours to re­spect our way of wor­ship.”

Peace­ful co­ex­is­tence Pres­i­dent R. K. Moor­thy (right) stands with sec­re­tary T. Vig­nara­jah

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