MAC was approached in 2022 by McDougall United Church to explore repurposing McDougall church into a dynamic community space. MAC at McDougall is a partnership to create a Muslim faith space at McDougall United Church. We began Ramadan 2022 with an inaugural Jummah – Friday prayer. We then hosted Taraweeh, Islamic nightly prayers, every night during the holy month of Ramadan led by our beloved brother Ahmed Ali. The Prophetic tradition encourages us to beautify the recitation of the Quran, and as those who joined us during Ramadan can confirm, this is truly a space that was designed to beautifully amplify sound.
We currently offer Jummah, Taraweeh and special monthly programming.
We are working towards ownership of the building and exploring opportunities to utilize the land around the building and revitalize the neighborhood.
We envision a community hub that includes a dedicated Masjid, amenities and programable space that is flexible, regularly used and serves the downtown community.
The adjacent land (currently a parking lot) is zoned for high density and mixed use. Imagine affordable housing, intergenerational living, cafes and bistros, dynamic community spaces and vibrant streets filled with life.