On Saturday, September 26th, 2015, Toronto Buddhist Church marked the 10th anniversary of the move to its current 1011 Sheppard Avenue West location with a celebration, emceed by Terry Watada. Following a welcome address by president, Roy Kusano over 150 TBC members and friends of theTemple enjoyed a sit-down dinner catered by Ginko Restaurant.
Following the dinner, honourees Dr. Ted Izukawa, Mr. David Azuma, the late Mr. Tom Allen, architect Mr. Daniel Teramura, Mr. Mits Sumiya, the late Mr. Hik Koyata, Mr. Sam Koyata, Mr. Emilio Incerto, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Canada and its treasurer, Mr. Yasuo Honjo, Mr. Ross Durant of Nelson Arthur Hyland Foundation, and Mr. Mitsuyoshi Ito of the Salden Foundation, were awarded plaques in recognition of their significant efforts, support and contributions to the building of this temple. Following the presentations, attendees were treated to video messages from Bishop Tatsuya Aoki and all TBC ministers from the past 10 years.
The Committee wishes to thank the volunteers and friends who helped to make the evening such a great success, and especially those who assisted with clean up following the celebration. The hondo and naijin were restored to their original pristine state and ready for Sunday morning’s service in no time!!