Churches, temples and synagogues were built to feed the spiritual hunger of the newly arrived. Halls were built to meet the cultural needs. Indeed, Whitney Pier was multi-cultural decades before the term was even invented.
Resource /Link: http://www.communityspiritaward.ca/stories_scrolling.htm
St. Philip's African Orthodox Church is valued for its role in preserving Nova Scotia's West Indian heritage and for its association with the industrialization of Nova Scotia. Over the years, St. Philip's has become one of the most important institutions in the Black community of Sydney; a community which originated mainly in the West Indies (Barbados) and whose members emigrated to Sydney during Cape Breton's industrial boom of the early 20th century.
Resource / Link: http://www.historicplaces.ca/
Ahmadiyya Muslim community of Sydney, Nova Scotia organized their Interfaith Symposium on Nov 1st 2011.The symposium was entitles Freedom of Conscience and speakers from different religions were invited to talk on the topic from their respective religion’s view.
Resource / Link: http://ahmadiyyatimes.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/
A group of Muslims in Sydney, N.S., has bought a church hall to convert into a mosque. The Antigonish Roman Catholic diocese sold the parish hall affiliated with Sydney's Holy Redeemer Parish Church because a shrinking congregation means the church no longer needs the space.
Resource / Link: http://www.cbc.ca/