IDI GTA’s “Meet Your Neighbour” dinners aim to bring together families around the same table to break bread together. It is conceived as another way of building bridges between communities and enhancing intercultural interactions. These dinners take a new turn with the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan. The level of interest triples with the iftar (fast-breaking) dinners which are an important aspect of Ramadan and the practice of fasting. Traditionally, Muslims try to share their fast-breaking meals with friends, relatives or neighbours inviting them to their homes.
We live in one of the friendliest cities in the world, how lovely it is to break your fast with a neighbour you’ve just met…
This year 80 families of diverse backgrounds have been connected to one another through Ramadan family dinners. Families in various part of the GTA hosted families which included ordinary members of our GTA community as well as some prominent leaders, e.g. Hon. Michael Coteau, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, MP Dan Harris, MPP Dipika Damerla, MPP Laura Albenese, Councillor Karen Stintz, Chair of TTC and Alok Mukherjee, Chair of Toronto Police Services Board.
If you are also interested in attending a family dinner at any time of the year, please register at: