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  • Friday, July 17, 2020 11:45 AM | Meherwan Wadia (Administrator)

    The provincial Government has established guidelines to gradually reopen the province and ease restrictions in communities where it is safe to do so. We have entered Stage 2 of reopening by following the changes under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) for places of worship with some specific conditions. These conditions include limiting capacity and ensuring that public health measures are followed such as face coverings, physical distancing and environmental cleaning and disinfecting.

    As we cautiously and gradually plan the reopening, participation in religious services is increased from 10 to 15 people including the priest, additionally now the MGDM will be open for drop in visits with revised hours of operation and protocols to follow.

    The MGDM revised hours of operations starting, July 21, 2020 are;

    • Tuesday 4pm - 8pm
    • Saturday 9am - 12pm

    All visits to the MGDM will be by appointment only and MUST be booked 24 hours in advance, prior to the day of the visit by contacting Afreed Mistry (evp@ZSO.org) and receiving her confirmation. Please note if you do not have an appointment/confirmation your entry will be denied.

    We thank you for your patience and appreciate your cooperation as we gradually and safely reopen, keeping the safety of our custodian and the community at large as the top priority. 

    Click here for more details on reopening of Faith Based Organizations in the City of Toronto

  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    There will continue to be NO gatherings allowed at the MGDM in keeping with the Government of Ontario’s orders. The in-person attendance for prayers at the MGDM is now increased to 10 people ONLY including the priest(s) and must be arranged in advance by contacting Afreed Mistry (evp@zso.org).

    Any additional people will NOT be allowed to enter the premises.

    For more information on Ontario prohibiting gatherings for more than five people with strict exceptions and further updates visit the site here

    Stay Home, Be Safe and Save Lives.

    Please stay tuned, as we’re working diligently for the next steps of reopening including drop in visits to the Darb-e-Mehr.

  • Friday, May 01, 2020 6:48 PM | Anonymous

    Darbe Mehr Major Initiatives – Landscaping

    The Board in conjunction with the ZSO House & Garden committee are moving forward with the next major initiative to update the Darbe Mehr.  The Landscaping project is now in the Request For Quote stage. 

    Details of the RFQ including the scope of the project are in the attached spreadsheet. 

    The deadline for submission of all quotes is May 31st, 2020

    The RFQ will also be sent via email to the community and we welcome any and all referrals for this work.  Please direct any questions or comments to secretary@zso.org.

    ZSO Board of Directors and H&G Committee

    ZSO_DM_Landscaping_RFQ.xlsx

  • Sunday, March 29, 2020 4:43 PM | Anonymous

    Attention high school graduates, the application process for the Annual ZSO Academic and Community Service Award is now open. 

    The deadline for receiving completed applications this year is 20th July 2020. All pertinent details are in the application form which can be found here.

    Good luck to all the applicants. 


  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:24 PM | ZSO President (Administrator)

    Please see the link to the brochure in the News section

    FEZANA Professorship of Zoroastrian Languages & Literature at the UofT

    To Donate online, please click on "Donate"

    To Donate by cheque, please ONLY use the special form provided below and in the "News" section and NOT the one in the FEZANA Brochure

    FEZANA Professorship of Zoroastrian Languages &  Literature at the UofT ZSO Donation Form

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:30 PM | Anonymous


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  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    Come join us at the Darbe Mehr on December 31st to ring in the New Year with dinner and dancing.  Please see attached flyer for more details.

    ZSO_NYE_POSTER_FINAL.pdf

  • Monday, October 21, 2019 10:03 PM | Anonymous

    Our ZAGNY community is deeply saddened by the untimely passing away of our dear friend and fellow board member Mayyar Noushi, just 51 years old, in a motorcycle accident on the morning of October 10, 2019.

    Mayyar lived his life serving the community and now it is our turn to rally around the family. Many members have already contacted us and asked how they can help. ZAGNY has now initiated a collection for Mayyar so that we can in some small way help and support them at this difficult time. We hope that our community steps up and contributes generously.

    Please mail to:

    Cyrus Pavri

    ZAGNY Treasurer

    961 Franklin Turnpike

    Allendale, NJ 07401-1315

    Please visit the link below for more details and to donate online.

    Donate Online

  • Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 PM | Anonymous

    FEZANA is happy to announce the setting up of the Bapsy Irani Scholarship for the Culinary & Fine Arts. This scholarship is set up with contribution from the family of Bapsy Irani.

    Applications are invited for this scholarship. Details below.

    Objectives

    The Bapsy Irani Scholarship for the Culinary & Fine Arts (C&FA Scholarship) provides financial support to Zarathushtis who wish to study the Culinary Arts or Fine Arts, comprising of drawing, painiting, sculpture or the graphic arts.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Applicants must profess and practice the Zarathushti faith, be high school graduates, be citizens of USA & Canada or legal residents . Foreign students holding legal status may also apply provided they have been in North America for atleast one year.

    For further details and to download the application form visit the FEZANA website.

    Apply Now

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