A day before the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) released the 2016 Design Excellence Finalists which included the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto Life magazine in celebration of it’s 50th year came out with it’s own ranking of the biggest Toronto moments of the last half-century.
Included in the list of buildings and builders that mattered most, was Toronto’s iconic and award winning Aga Khan Museum at third place, following second place SkyDome and first place CN Tower.
The 10 biggest moments in Toronto architecture in the last 50 years
By Toronto Life | February 29, 2016
THE AGA KHAN MUSEUM: A metaphor for multiculturalism
The Aga Khan himself chose a city of immigrants for the site of the $300-million project, then hired four teams of architects, from Japan, India, Lebanon and Toronto, to create it.
The angular granite walls, reflecting pools and elaborate gardens provide a sublime setting for the thousands of priceless Islamic artifacts inside.
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