#TBT: 1970s Hare Krishnas perform in downtown Toronto

Community Oct 12, 2017 by Cynthia Reason City Centre Mirror

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday documents an early 1970s performance by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) – more commonly known as the Hare Krishnas – in downtown Toronto.

Taken sometime between 1970 and 1972, the photo was captured in front of the Bank of Montreal on the north-east corner of Yonge and Queen streets.

In 1976, ISKCON Toronto opened its own Hare Krishna Temple in a circa-1896 church at 243 Avenue Rd. Still in operation today, the temple opens its doors every Sunday evening to the “spiritually seasoned and the somewhat curious” for a weekly Love Feast, featuring kirtan musical mantra mediation, chanting, drumming, spiritual discourse and a free vegetarian feast served to all.

#ThrowbackThursday is a weekly feature from Metroland Media Toronto showcasing fascinating photos from this city’s olden days, courtesy of the Toronto Archives.

Do you have any retro photos from Toronto’s yesteryears that you’d like to see featured on insidetoronto.com? If so, email them, along with a description of who, what and where, to creason@insidetoronto.com or tweet them to @icreason

#TBT: 1970s Hare Krishnas perform in downtown Toronto

Community Oct 12, 2017 by Cynthia Reason City Centre Mirror

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday documents an early 1970s performance by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) – more commonly known as the Hare Krishnas – in downtown Toronto.

Taken sometime between 1970 and 1972, the photo was captured in front of the Bank of Montreal on the north-east corner of Yonge and Queen streets.

In 1976, ISKCON Toronto opened its own Hare Krishna Temple in a circa-1896 church at 243 Avenue Rd. Still in operation today, the temple opens its doors every Sunday evening to the “spiritually seasoned and the somewhat curious” for a weekly Love Feast, featuring kirtan musical mantra mediation, chanting, drumming, spiritual discourse and a free vegetarian feast served to all.

#ThrowbackThursday is a weekly feature from Metroland Media Toronto showcasing fascinating photos from this city’s olden days, courtesy of the Toronto Archives.

Do you have any retro photos from Toronto’s yesteryears that you’d like to see featured on insidetoronto.com? If so, email them, along with a description of who, what and where, to creason@insidetoronto.com or tweet them to @icreason

#TBT: 1970s Hare Krishnas perform in downtown Toronto

Community Oct 12, 2017 by Cynthia Reason City Centre Mirror

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday documents an early 1970s performance by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) – more commonly known as the Hare Krishnas – in downtown Toronto.

Taken sometime between 1970 and 1972, the photo was captured in front of the Bank of Montreal on the north-east corner of Yonge and Queen streets.

In 1976, ISKCON Toronto opened its own Hare Krishna Temple in a circa-1896 church at 243 Avenue Rd. Still in operation today, the temple opens its doors every Sunday evening to the “spiritually seasoned and the somewhat curious” for a weekly Love Feast, featuring kirtan musical mantra mediation, chanting, drumming, spiritual discourse and a free vegetarian feast served to all.

#ThrowbackThursday is a weekly feature from Metroland Media Toronto showcasing fascinating photos from this city’s olden days, courtesy of the Toronto Archives.

Do you have any retro photos from Toronto’s yesteryears that you’d like to see featured on insidetoronto.com? If so, email them, along with a description of who, what and where, to creason@insidetoronto.com or tweet them to @icreason