Places of belief tucked away all around us

Video made in partnership with Ross Cadranel. Music by Eddy Amasifuen.

One of the best things about the GTA is how multicultural it is. The diverse groups of people who live in and around Toronto are part of what makes Canada great. So does their music, food and beliefs.

In many ways, Sheridan College and its student body embody those values of diversity and acceptance. This is made even more interesting when compared to Oakville’s reputation of being predominately white and monocultural.

I’ve always been fascinated with the architecture and environment of places of belief. I went out and tried to find a variety of churches and temples of various faiths in the cities near the Trafalgar campus and my home.

Here is what I saw.


Oakville is sometimes thought of as WASPy and not cosmopolitan but there are many different cultures and religions near the Trafalgar campus.

There are over 200,000 people living in Oakville. While everyone might not belong to a faith, the city is home to Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews (as well as many others).


Mississauga is the city where I grew up. It is huge, the 6th largest in Canada, with a diverse population. Among the places of faith I checked out was my family’s old Catholic Church, St. Christophers. I also watched the sunset behind the Islamic Centre of Canada Mosque, just off the QEW.

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Tommy Desormeaux is a multimedia journalist who is interested in politics and world events. He enjoys boxing, reading and writing.