With the help of a $500,000 Trillium
grant, announced last week, the Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre
is building a 10,000 square foot addition.
The new building, built on a vacant lot to the east of the current 33,000 square foot building, built in 1994, will cost a total of $3 million. The balance of the money will be coming from fundraising and bank financing.
According to Mike Mehta, a lifetime trustee with the Markham centre, which caters to Toronto's Hindu community, "space was very limited" in the old facility, and the new space will allow for five classrooms, a library, and a centre for youth and seniors.
Work will start in mid July, and be finished by March, 2012.
Writer: Bert Archer
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