In the early years, interfaith dialogue among mid-town churches and synagogues took place over dinner more often than not. In November of 1986, the Reverend Dr. Roy Wilson of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church sent the Reverend Rob Oliphant and George Edmonds, Q.C. to meet with Bill Gazer, Hart Rossman and David Hart at Beth Tzedec. As a result of that meeting, several North Toronto and Forest Hill congregations launched, the following spring, the first of what has become the Annual Neighbourhood Interfaith Speaker Evening.