July 07, 2019

Hindu temple goes NIMBY on new neighbours in Toronto

David MenziesMission Specialist

Here’s a Not In My Backyard (NIMBY) story that's completely different from the usual story of injection sites opening up in suburbia. It does not involve a tree-lined street or a subdivision, but rather, it centers on a Hindu temple of worship.

In Richmond Hill, Ontario, the Ganesha Hindu Temple is pushing back against the construction of mixed-use buildings that will reach as high as 153', overshadowing the Temple which is 72' at its highest point.

Kidambi Raj, a board member with the Hindu Temple Society of Canada, has submitted this argument against the proposed construction:

“For Hindus, the most important thing is the tower has to be seen from a far distance as you come around.”

Granted, my knowledge of Hinduism is severely lacking, so I reached out to another Hindu expert. Sounder Dilipan operates the Hindu website BaharatMarg.com, and I asked if it is indeed imperative that a Hindu temple must be seen from a very far distance. The answer is not that straightforward.

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commented 2019-07-08 10:40:52 -0400
Wow!! Great comments… I remember a time when Hindus did not bitch and complain about anything. Now, the playing field has changed. Hindus competing with Muslims in Canada has taken on a whole new life. They’re killing each other in Lower Mainland BC. Air India may be just lost History to some, but is still clear in the minds of many.. Generally, Hindus and Muslims hate one another. When Pakistan plays India on the Cricket Field, there are armed guards watching over. Christianity is out the door.. Everybody seems to hate Christians nowadays.. Old Stock Canadians are irrelevant, according to Trudope.. Those of us from the British Isles have no Identity, according to our Francophone Dictator. Whatever God you believe in, that God is in your mind and your heart. That God goes with you everywhere you go. Your Church is wherever you are. It’s time to put an end to Religious pandering in Canada. It is also time to eliminate ALL Tax exemptions for all Religions…
commented 2019-07-08 09:56:04 -0400
The gates were opened when PET initiated the multiculturalism act. I believe it was in 1968. Our democratic system has been under attack since then, and more likely way before that. I was just a young child back then and our nation was full of hope and promise. He also made it so that the rights of foreigners took first place to the rights of those born and raised here. Another one of PET’s land mines was to falsely claim that Canada is bilingual, and he used that act to ensure that the French control Federal services, while excluding anyone speaking English only.
commented 2019-07-07 23:40:32 -0400
Like Liza Rosie, I also appreciate the postings of Karan Singh…i.e.“As a newcomer to the scene and from a different background, I would say: Since 1970’s real Canadian have been taken for a fool by third worlders from corrupt & retard cultures who could never advance their own culture or develop their countries.”… Too true… Some “cultural groups” coming to Canada over the decades have indeed taken Canadians for fools by screaming “discrimination” while other immigrants have sough to become Canadians rather than “Hyphenated Canadians”… Being one of those hundreds of thousands of immigrants who called Canada home after WWII, I myself witnessed that most of them adopted Canadian values and strived to contribute to Canadian society… But since the Pere Trudeau 70s, too too many have played the “what’s in it for me” game… Our tolerance for such antics have made the rest of Canada “saps”, and the game continues to be played each and every day now…
commented 2019-07-07 22:24:13 -0400
Andrew Stephenson steps up to the plate and………another swing and a miss!! Do not fret…,he is due to be sent back down to the minor league soon….not only for extremely poor performance….but for impersonating a “player.”
commented 2019-07-07 19:58:37 -0400
Andrew S.. Your comments stress out.. all law abiding Rebel commentators.. you should be charged accordingly with your thought process… just the same way what has happened to Tommy Robinson.. Get lost!.. Your Lord and master Trudeau wants the same type of dictatorship here in Canada…Go on the UK web-sites with your horse sh!t.
commented 2019-07-07 19:24:15 -0400
All they need to do is slap a windmill on top of the condo tower…
commented 2019-07-07 19:17:32 -0400
Hey Andrew S.. Why are you still here? You agree on what happened to Tommy Robinson.. Get lost!!
commented 2019-07-07 17:57:52 -0400
Thank you Keith (below) for your utube heads up.
I watched it and it made my blood boil. Britain has stage 4 denialism of any remnant reality. More support for the U.S. celebrating their own Independence Day far removed from the parasitic, ruling succubi that currently feed on the husk of a once Great Bitain.

Voicing contempt for court, imho, is healthy and valuable, informing jurists of their need to understand, take into account and reflect community concerns. It’s a bedrock legal principle isn’t it, amongst others?
commented 2019-07-07 16:37:04 -0400
Karan Singh, I so appreciate your posts.
commented 2019-07-07 15:52:17 -0400
This this a little off topic but well worth viewing. Robert Spencer and David Wood together (first time, for a long time) On Tommy Robinson and Islam.

commented 2019-07-07 15:37:20 -0400
Andrew Stephenson maybe read the first few lines of the article before trying to maintain your narrative.
commented 2019-07-07 15:36:43 -0400
I agree about faith, David. In the Christian use of the word, it’s trust in God. I’m glad that we Christians don’t have to face any direction or adopt a certain posture for our prayers to be heard. I’m also happy that we can talk to God like one person talking to another. We don’t need to repeat phrases over and over in the hope the Lord will be coaxed into hearing our petitions.
commented 2019-07-07 15:18:59 -0400
Gotta maintain that narrative, though.
Andrew, would that be the Babis-Are-Parasites-In-Contradiction-Of-All-Medical and Scientific-Evidence narrative that you hold to?
commented 2019-07-07 15:18:59 -0400
Gotta maintain that narrative, though.
Andrew, would that be the Babis-Are-Parasites-In-Contradiction-Of-All-Medical and Scientific-Evidence narrative that you hold to?
commented 2019-07-07 13:44:44 -0400
David, thanks for exposing the bullying tactics & hypocrisy of New Canadian’s Culture.

It reminds of a similar story you did 2 years ago on another hindu who got away with cutting down a mature tree by claiming the BS of ‘vastu’ in his hindu religion/culture:


As you mentioned quoting Sounder Dilipan; there are thousands of ancient & modern temples overshadowed by other structures & hidden from plain view in their home country of India.
Hindu religion/culture is based on ‘shastras’ and according to those scriptures there’s no such requirement of even having a temple, let alone the tallest one. This is nothing more than flaunting the establish laws of the land “They Choose To Adopt” and scaring the “Old Stock Original Canadians” while hiding behind their frivolous cultural/religious requirements.
It’s no different than a mohammedan ‘religious’ requirement of halal, hijab, niqab, burka and sikh religious requirement for a turban or a kirpan.
As a newcomer to the scene and from a different background, I would say: Since 1970’s real Canadian have been taken for a fool by third worlders from corrupt & retard cultures who could never advance their own culture or develop their countries. (everything they supposedly excel in modern times e.g. IT & finance are product of western countries).
Thanks to 50 years of brainwashing & social engineering now Canadians feel happy to sacrifice their traditions, culture, heritage, their national identity and hard earned freedom. But, it is shameful for a person like me who chose this once great nation as home to see the very foundation on which this nation was founded being cheerfully eroded by their own people.
commented 2019-07-07 13:42:49 -0400
Andrew said, “Gotta maintain that narrative, though.”

And what narrative is that, all knowing millennial?
commented 2019-07-07 13:31:35 -0400
New CBC Immigration-Refugee Poll—Canadians do not want more Refugees= 57%
I read 200 comments and ALL AGREED with above. In fact this mornings CBC Political Panel, Susan O’rielly said, CBC should not broadcast this poll.

Trudeau and Hussen are trying to tell us that this subject is no longer important to Canadians, they say it is in 9th place while Climate Change is #1.
Gullible Scheer should get back to this issue if he wants to win in October.

I read 200 comments and all 200 said no more Refugees. (CBC POLL ?)
commented 2019-07-07 13:25:07 -0400
As if this is the first case of NIMBYism in Toronto’s suburbs. Or Toronto itself, for that matter. They turn out in droves if you propose a fence that’s six inches too high let alone the hassles in building any sort of highrise that may at some point cast a shadow somewhere or cause some traffic.

Gotta maintain that narrative, though.
commented 2019-07-07 11:09:10 -0400
That is religious accommodation that no western country should be expected to take into consideration. There is already too much intrusion into the west under the very wide umbrella of religious rights.
commented 2019-07-07 10:37:07 -0400
Well said Mr. Menzies
commented 2019-07-07 10:14:14 -0400
The Failed Wynne-McGuenty Government proved that the type of structure that goes into your neighborhood depends on the number of votes for or against that structure.

The Ont. Liberals cancelled two gas-fired plants in vote rich Oakville at a cost of over ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

Ontario’s Liberal government will spend a billion dollars to cancel two gas-fired power plants, a sum that puts the scandal among the costliest in the province’s history and threatens to damage the party months before an expected election.

Conclusion: The two High-rises will be scraped if there are enough Hindu votes to make a difference in the next election.
commented 2019-07-07 09:15:15 -0400
commented 2019-07-07 09:11:11 -0400
Sounds like a ‘Ya Ya’ mines bigger than yours confrontation.