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Welcome! Covid-19 Temple Update

We are cautiously optimistic that we will be OPEN for services on September 12, 2021, at limited capacity.

The safety of all our temple members and guests continue to be at the forefront and we thank everyone for their flexibility and support throughout 18 months.  For those who are not yet comfortable attending services in-person, we will continue our weekly services through Zoom.

If you are interested in attending the virtual Zoom Services, please send an email request to tbc@tbc.on.ca to be put on the invitation list.  Hope to “see” you there!

Please read on for the latest update.

Changes to Temple Services (updated August 6, 2021)

Thank you for visiting our update page.  We are pleased to once again announce our plan to reopen the Toronto Buddhist Church (TBC) for services on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

Throughout this last year we have been constantly changing how we hold services, depending on the provincial and municipal requirements. We appreciate your flexibility and your support.  Please keep referencing this site for the most up to date information.  

In Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening, the capacity in the hondo is limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres.  However, the capacity of all social events is limited to 25 persons, which is not enough to allow us to socialize after the service.  The safety of all our temple members and guests continues to be our utmost concern and we must remain vigilant in the continuing battle with COVID-19.  

We will continue to hold weekly virtual services through Zoom.  Zoom has given our attendees an opportunity to see each other and have some interaction before and after services in a safe manner.  If you are interested in attending the virtual Zoom Services, please send an email request to tbc@tbc.on.ca to be put on the invitation list.  Hope to “see” you there!

Please take the time to read all of the information and protocols and do your best to adhere to the requirements; including getting fully vaccinated.  

SOME HIGHLIGHTS of our Safety Protocols 

Please read “General Protocols for Service Attendees” for details.

  • You will be required to pre-register your attendance as capacity is limited
  • Each attendee (including children) must self-screen and sign in or have their attendance recorded
  • You will be required to wear a face mask indoors, sanitize your hands and observe physical distancing practices.  
  • The temple will be fully cleaned after each service with all high touch areas sanitized/disinfected.  
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available.  

If an attendee chooses not to abide by TBC’s protocols they will be asked to leave for the safety of others.  You will be able to attend our live-streamed services on Zoom.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS of In-Person Service Protocols

SOME HIGHLIGHTS of In-Person Service Protocols

  • The on-line Zoom services will continue.
  • There will be no group singing or chanting out loud in the hondo  
  • There will be no books, nenju, headsets, or montoshikisho to borrow.
  • Please leave your offertory in the offertory box as baskets will not be passed.
  • There will be no refreshments or socializing inside the temple. 

Even a carefully measured reopening carries the risk of contagion, so please carefully consider your own risk category and your ability to abide by our carefully considered safety protocols.  

Please let us know if you have any questions.  We hope you are well and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Before registering, please fill out and bring this questionnaire with you to each service.

If you need to cancel your reservation or would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email tbc@tbc.on.ca


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