Doors Open Ontario

Ottawa Main Mosque Doors Open Ottawa


Ottawa Main Mosque

The Ottawa Muslim Association and the Ottawa Mosque were incorporated in 1964 as a charitable organization, with the first phase having been completed in 1970. The Ottawa Mosque is the first and the oldest mosque in the city; in fact, it is one of the oldest in Canada. It can hold up to 900 people. With a distinct architectural design, including its raised minaret and central dome, the Ottawa Main Mosque is hard to miss while driving along Scott Street. Its design includes a two-storey prayer hall, library and basement. The basement is used for a community centre, school and meetings, childcare and social events. The Ottawa Mosque congregation is as diverse as Canada, which is reflected in its structure and decoration. It features furniture and carpets from Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Iran and Pakistan. For the Ottawa Mosque, every day is open doors and everyone is welcome! If you have any questions or would like to visit, please email them at And, for Digital Doors Open, learn more about the mosque through the video below.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Video

Contact info

251 Northwestern Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario


Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Ottawa

Ottawa Main Mosque 251 Northwestern Avenue