"The Hindu Samaj Temple in Hamilton, Ontario, was the victim of arson on September 15, 2001 (local media reported on the suspicious nature of this attack, coming as it did just days after the terrorist attacks in New York City). The Temple is located in a rather remote rural location and unfortunately the fire was well established before it was discovered. As a result the one-storey building with a raised basement was extensively damaged - the roof collapsed and the ground floor was gutted." Read the rest of the Article
I remember first visiting the temple when I was 13 years old with my father who helped with getting it up and running. I remember visiting it on its grand opening, driving with my family in a snowstorm in January. These photos illustrate the devastation, and beauty. The temple is now reborn.