Community Update - IISC Downtown Masjid Remodeling/Renovations

May 31, 2019

 May 31, 2019

 

As salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu,


The key focus of the IISC team has been two-fold:

  • To ensure that the IISC Edmonton Trail relocation was on track before the start of Ramadan

  • Comprehensive review and completed the planning phase including all of the City of Calgary requirements for the Downtown Masjid remodeling and renovations

We are pleased to provide you with an update regarding the Downtown Masjid Project and on-going renovations. Here are the milestones we have achieved for the Downtown Masjid:

 

  • July 2018: Secured the main-floor (termination of leases and tenant evictions) before the remodeling and extended it as the main prayer space for the Masjid

  • November 2018: Completed interior demolitions (main-floor), and obtained City's approvals to include both floors as part of the Downtown Masjid

  • March 2019: Completed floor concept designs, architecture drawings, and City's approvals (including Development Permit)

  • April 2019: Secured structural engineering assessment and designs (drawings) to relocate the stairs, mechanical rooms, and opening the space as prayer hall and as a multipurpose facility for our programs

  • May/June 2019: (work-in-progress) Engaged Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to complete the redesigned HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire suppression systems, etc.

  • June 2019 - onward: Building Permits and complete remodeling/renovations, in-sha'Allah

 

We would like to share the floor plans with you all (below), and in-sha'Allah will start renovations as soon as we complete all the remaining requirements. Like any other construction work, we also anticipate some disruptions causing inconvenience during the construction period. Regardless, we are planning to continue holding the five-daily prayers on the upper floor, in-sha'Allah. Also, the Friday prayers will continue to be held at the Ramada Hotel until we fully complete all renovations are completed.

 

With your generous donations, we have sufficient funds for the remodeling of the main-floor. However, we can anticipate that we may need to raise additional funds only in the future to fully complete both floors. We will keep you posted as we continue making progress. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at info@iisc.ca.


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Mailing Address (for all postal mail): 

Islamic Information Society of Calgary (IISC)
PO Box 64295, Thorncliffe PO
Calgary, AB, T2K 6J7

 

Downtown Calgary Mosque (IISC)

Unit 200, 1009 7th Ave SW Calgary, AB, T2P 1A8

Phone: (403) 879-0961

 

IISC Youth Centre (Al-Kahf)

4134 6 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8C8

 

 

IISC New Location (next door from IISC Youth Center)  

4128 6 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8C8

(P) (403) 261-7601
 

Effective Friday - March 22, 2019, IISC Edmonton Trail location is permanently closed.

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