Source: The Star
The first time there was a Jalsa Salana Muslim convention in Toronto, it was possible to fit all the attendees into a single photograph.
That was 42 years ago, when perhaps 1,000 people from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community attended.
This weekend, there are more than 20,000 visitors packing the International Centre in Mississauga, including some 200 cooks and an assortment of politicians, including federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, federal Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt and Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey.
It is now the longest running and largest Muslim event in Canada, and its doors are open to everyone.