Ground broken for Ismaili Muslim landmark – thestar.com

Ground broken for Ismaili Muslim landmark - thestar.comNizar Kassam drove all the way from Chicago to Toronto to witness yet another “groundbreaking moment” of the 70,000-strong Ismaili-Canadian community Friday.

The 66-year-old Tanzanian-born Ismaili businessman was in town for the foundation ceremony of the new Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and Islamic park, to be located on a seven–hectare site at Wynford Dr., near Eglinton Ave. E. and Don Mills.

“It’s a privilege for the community to have a home. This is a groundbreaking event not only for the Ismaili community but everyone in Canada,” said Kassam, one of 800 guests at the ceremony held in a gigantic carpeted and air-conditioned white tent set in an empty field.

“Our spiritual leader, the Aga Khan, preaches peace and pluralism,” he added. “Toronto is a very fitting home for this project.”

More: Ground broken for Ismaili Muslim landmark – thestar.com.

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