BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto: Hours, Address, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Reviews: 4.5/5

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Address
Neighbourhood: Etobicoke
Etobicoke is a relaxed area along the Humber River. It's saturated with green spaces and conservatories, making it a premier destination for outdoor sports, hiking, and nature walks. Its abundance of parkland and lakes makes it a typical spot for fishing, picnicking, and camping out, especially in warmer months. The peaceful area is also enjoyed by families, who appreciate its boardwalks and sports facilities. Locals enjoy the variety of golfing and country club opportunities, which also provide lessons for golfers of any skill level.
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4.5
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Parizad I
Toronto, Canada18 contributions
Friends
Went to this beautiful place today took photos outside, then went inside thinking it will be a beautiful trip and my friend was taking a photo inside and the staff comes up and yells at her, "photo not allowed photo not allowed stop here;delete it now, she said sorry and deleted them، he said go to the recyle delete from there now. He was VERY RUDE!!!!! Could have just said mam plz no photos for security reasons!!!" You deffinitly cannot speak like that she didnt see the sign so be POLITE God would appreciate that!!!!
Written October 5, 2019
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Johnny19039
Dusseldorf, Germany1,840 contributions
This is an impressive temple complex that one should definitely visit. After an introductory film you can visit the temple. However, it is not allowed to take photos inside the building. After the visit, one should definitely visit the 'Understanding Hindu Dharma Exhibition', which gives information about the cultural achievements of the ancestors of the Indo-Canadians.
Written September 29, 2019
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,371 contributions
Couples
This Hindu temple features intricate hand carved stonework and must be seen up close to fully appreciate the work involved. Despite being next to the highway, it is peaceful and quiet around the temple. At the far side of the temple is a small section selling freshly made vegetarian food, as well as a small dining area.
Written September 27, 2019
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Scott&Yeonghee
Petaluma, CA116 contributions
I had no idea about this place if it wasn’t for trip adviser. Absolutely beautiful. All hand carved stone. 5 men working on the exterior when we were there. I am in the construction trades and I was super impressed.
Written September 17, 2019
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Maninder S
3 contributions
Beautiful mandir structure, but was a shame since no photos were allowed inside and the entrance to the steps was closed.
Written September 4, 2019
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Ramesh1948
Hudson, OH23 contributions
Family
Beautiful temple and gardens. The tour of the temple and the "walk" through the history behind of the Swaminarayan gurus us fascinating. Beautiful architecture.
Written June 24, 2019
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Lalitkumar P
Brampton, Canada10 contributions
Excellent place to visit and know something about religious history. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir complex in Toronto has become the focus of interest and wonder for local citizens and visitors to Toronto. The complex consists of the first traditional hand carved Hindu Mandir (Hindu place of worship), Haveli and the Heritage Museum.

The fusion of traditional Indian architecture with modern technology has attracted people from all walks of life; including students on field trips, accomplished architects and engineers and visitors from all over the world who come to enjoy the experience. All visitors have been awestruck by the unique architecture and the detailed intricacy of the carvings. The Mandir is a masterpiece of intricate design and workmanship of ancient Indian arts, traditions and philosophy.
Written May 15, 2019
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HappyMomma5
Detroit, MI60 contributions
We went here to appreciate the architecture and learn more about the Hindu culture. Our visit did both. The temple is amazing to see both inside and outside. Wear warm comfortable socks as you will be required to remove your shoes as soon as you enter the building. We visited the museum to get some background on the temple and the religion. There is a small suggested donation. The rest of the place is free, including parking. We did not attend any of the daily rituals, but we visited the Mandir and Haveli, and were encouraged to do so. It was a bit awkward and uncomfortable being in a place of worship where you are not a believer, and the believers fall prostrate in front of Murtis (divine images), but that was my personal issue. All are welcome. The Mandir is located in an industrial area. We thought we had plugged in an incorrect address until we turned the corner and found it. The photos make it seem much larger than it actually is.
Written May 8, 2019
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Carol B
Oakville, Canada16 contributions
Family
A wonderful place to visit...from beginning to end. When you arrive you are greeted via intercom and told where to park. When leaving you are graciously asked if you have any questions and thanked for visiting. It is a wonderful enlightening experience and the architecture/craftsmanship is out of this world.
Written March 16, 2019
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Sheryl E
Thunder Bay, Canada16 contributions
We drove past this on our way to our hotel and googled directions to find it. It is amazing! Inside the temple is beyond beautiful! It is free to visit and park with donations accepted.
Written October 18, 2018
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