Aga Khan Park, Toronto – The unifying Park of the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto (Image courtesy of Imara Wynford Drive)

Read at Simerg | The Aga Khan Park: Tranquil, Contemplative Space, and a Place to be Enjoyed by All to be Inaugurated on Monday, May 25, 2015

“… our faith constantly reminds us to observe and be thankful for the beauty of the world and the universe around us, and our responsibility and obligation, as good stewards of God’s creation, to leave the world in a better condition than we found it. The garden is, in this context, a particularly important space…

Ismaili Centre, Toronto hosts “Cities of Arrival”

Ismaili Centre, Toronto hosts “Cities of Arrival”: Imagining the pasts, presents and futures of cities and urban spaces

Throughout 2015 the Ismaili Centre, Toronto will host Cities of Arrival – a curated program of lectures, symposia, roundtables, exhibitions, performances, workshops, and activities that explores the pasts, presents and futures of cities and urban life, and critically imagines how humanity will share the most densely populated spaces on our planet. Imagining the pasts, presents…

International Museum Day

In support of International Museum Day, a profile of four museums by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture

As the worldwide community of museums celebrates International Museum Day today, May 18, 2015, the Ismailimail team is proud to present a portfolio of museum projects undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among…

Dr Saida Rasul

Dr. Saida Rasul named Order of British Columbia 2015

The latest round of recipients to the province’s highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia (O.B.C.) were announced on Friday by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon. “For 26 years, the Order of British Columbia has recognized the remarkable accomplishments and efforts by extraordinary British Columbians,” said Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon. “This year we honour British Columbians…

Ismaili Centre Toronto Wins Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)'s People’s Choice Award

Ismaili Centre Toronto Wins People’s Choice Award

OAA announces winner of inaugural Lieutenant Governor’s Award, awards spotlight designs that shape cities and strengthen communities May 15, 2015 – Toronto: The annual Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Celebration of Excellence Awards on Friday, May 8, 2015 showcased the best in architectural design and innovation by Ontario architects. Twenty new buildings in Toronto, St.…

Mubina Jaffer

Statement by the Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer

THE SENATE Wednesday, May 13, 2015 PAKISTAN BUS ATTACK IN KARACHI Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I rise today with a very heavy heart. Very early this morning, I awoke to the news that 43 innocent Ismaili Muslims who were riding a bus in Karachi, Pakistan, were senselessly gunned down by six armed individuals who…

Wynne

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne offers “condolences to the families of the victims, and to the entire Ismaili community.”

“Across the globe, Ismaili communities are renowned for peacefully coexisting with their neighbours. As Premier, I have worked closely with the strong and vibrant Ismaili community in Ontario, and I have seen this commitment to religious and ethnic harmony first-hand.” Premier Kathleen Wynne Premier’s Statement on Attack in Pakistan NEWS May 14, 2015 Ontario Premier…

Jason Kenney

Hon. Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, expresses sympathies to Ismailis in Canada and around the world

I join with Prime Minister Harper in expressing my deepest sympathies to Ismailis in Canada and around the world following the terrible attack in Karachi. The Ismaili Jamaat is a force of generosity, peace, and pluralism throughout the world. This makes today’s attack particularly abhorrent. Sadly, it follows similar attacks in Pakistan against Christians, Ahmadiyyas,…

Stephen HArper

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on terrorist attack on Ismailis in Pakistan

May 13, 2015 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the terrorist attack on Ismailis in Karachi, Pakistan, that killed many people and injured several more: “Canada condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on a bus carrying Shi’a Ismaili Muslims in Karachi. “It is particularly chilling that gunmen opened fire indiscriminately,…

istar-mini

ISTAR 2015 – 30th Anniversary

ISTAR (Ismaili Students’ Total Achievement Recognition) is the Canadian Shia Ismaili Muslim community’s platform to celebrate the achievements of its youth, inspire them to new heights, develop their leadership capabilities, and nurture their sense of identity and belonging. While the competition is national in scope, all ISTAR winners are recognized and celebrated in their regions…

Cities of the Dead Exhibition

Event – May 9 | Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan – Exhibition and Book Launch

On Saturday, May 9, a series of events at the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum will launch Cities of the Dead: the Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan beginning Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4:30 p.m., with an evening lecture beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Ismaili Centre. Through funerary architecture, this unique photography exhibition from Professor Margaret…

Photo by Nathan Jenkins::2014::The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Aga Khan Park | The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Aga Khan Park, Toronto, ON (map) Home to the Aga Khan Museum, a repository of Islamic art and culture, and the Ismaili Centre, a religious site and venue for promoting the heritage of Ismaili Muslims, this 6.8-hectare site comprises four hectares of public gardens designed by Lebanese landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic with Moriyama & Teshima Planners. …

Lumacare Healthier Living

Lumacare Healthier Living Centre Visits Aga Khan Museum

On Thursday, April 23, 2015 Lumacare’s Healthier Living Centre (HLC) visited the Aga Khan Museum of Islamic arts and culture at 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto. The museum, a relatively new and architecturally stunning building, offered attendees the chance to learn about the history and contemporary culture of the Islamic world. Approximately 40 participants came out…

Zaher Jim Sunderji

Zaher (Jim) Sunderji received Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance

The Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance congratulates the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Mr. Jim (Zaher) Sunderji, Chief Executive Officer, Dynasty Furniture Manufacturing Ltd. As the founder of Dynasty Furniture and throughout the past 36 years, Jim has successfully grown the company to over 500 employees in two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in both eastern and western Canada,…

UFV

Event – May 7 | UFV in partnership with AKU and Panjab University discuss sustainable food systems

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in partnership with Aga Khan University East Africa, and Panjab University will be hosting a symposium to discuss sustainable food systems within the Fraser Valley, East Africa and Panjab, India. EVENT: Sustainable Food Systems Workshop DATE: May 7, 2015 TIME: 1 to 4 p.m. VENUE: UFA Abbotsford Campus, 33844…

Minister for Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney - Excellent meeting with Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, representative of His Highness the Aga Khan

Canadian Minister Jason Kenney meets with AKDN’s Resident Representative to Canada, Dr. Mahmoud Eboo

Canadian Minister for Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney met with AKDN Resident Representative to Canada, Dr. Mahmoud Eboo to discuss areas of mutual interest. Minister Kenney tweeted “Excellent meeting with Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, representative of His Highness the Aga Khan” after their deliberations. Excellent meeting with Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, representative of His Highness the Aga Khan @AKFCanada…