With the blessings and guidance
of His Holiness Swami Purnanandaji
Maharaj of Bharat Sevashram
Sangha, India, Swami Brahmanandaji came to Canada
in 1974. He relinquished the position as the Principal
of Guyana Hindu College and took up the mission of
establishing a branch of Bharat Sevashram Sangha
Swamiji started holding Sat-sanghas on Sundays at the
homes of devotees and before long, a formal group was
organized. In the same year the Organization was incorporated
as "Bharat Sevashram Sangha - Sat-sangh Society
of Canada." The name was later changed to "Bharat
Sevashrm Sangha Canada".
Mission temporarily moved to one of the fine Chapels
of the University of Toronto at Wellesley and Bay Street,
the University providing the premises free of charge.
But in order to accomodate the growing membership, and
to provide a home for Swamiji, a resolution was passed
by the Executive Comittee to purchase a property.
1983 the Organization finally purchased a store-front
property (with living quarters upstairs) at 196 Royal
York Road in the City of Toronto.
His Holiness Swami Brahmanandaji sadly left his mortal
body in 1987, but this did not extingqish the hope nor
dream. In 1989, a big leap was made when members purchased
a house on an acre of land in Etobicoke at the present
location at 2107 Codlin Crescent, in the City of Toronto.
Swamiji's in Toronto Ashram