Proposed 'Aga Khan Park & Museum Train Station Stop' for Eglinton Line, Toronto | Notable.ca

Proposed ‘Aga Khan Park & Museum Train Station Stop’ for Eglinton Line, Toronto | Notable.ca

In a summary report for an upcoming board meeting on November 23rd, the TTC’s CEO has released all proposed names for the new Eglinton Line with the following statement: Metrolinx is building Line 5 Eglinton LRT (Eglinton Crosstown). At this stage of the project, names are required for each of the stations and stops. TTC staff have worked with Metrolinx to establish a framework for … Continue reading Proposed ‘Aga Khan Park & Museum Train Station Stop’ for Eglinton Line, Toronto | Notable.ca

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Peter Lewicki, Architectural & Editorial Photographer – Blog: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.

Building Study – The Aga Khan Museum (Architect: Fumihiko Maki) and Ismaili Centre (Architect: Charles Correa) , Toronto Canada. Source: Architectural & Editorial Photographer – Blog – Aga Khan Museum, Toronto. https://twitter.com/peterlewicki Continue reading Peter Lewicki, Architectural & Editorial Photographer – Blog: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.

Aga Khan Museum: Islamic museum a link between East and West | Condo.ca

Aga Khan Museum: Islamic museum a link between East and West | Condo.ca

The mission of Toronto’s newest architectural and cultural treasure, the Aga Khan Museum, is to foster greater understanding and appreciation of Islam’s contributions to world civilization, and to promote tolerance and understanding among people. It’s a timely reminder, given beautiful shape, that those are the values that matter most. In his remarks at the official opening of the museum, the Aga Khan said that “the … Continue reading Aga Khan Museum: Islamic museum a link between East and West | Condo.ca

Processional standard ('Alam). Safavid Iran, 16th century. (Aga Khan Museum)

Art review: ‘Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts’ | The Washington Post

By Philip Kennicott – Excerpt: The Walters’s exceptional collection of Islamic art is supplemented with major pieces borrowed from the Victoria and Albert, the British Library, the Aga Khan Museum (newly opened in Toronto), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery and Smithsonian, and others. As viewers are introduced to major literary projects, such as Abu’l Fazl’s hagiographic chronicle of Akbar’s life, the “Akbarnama,” … Continue reading Art review: ‘Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts’ | The Washington Post

Former Judge on Top Chef Canada & Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan named operator of Aga Khan Museum restaurants

Former Judge on Top Chef Canada & Master Chef Mark McEwan Joins Aga Khan Museum to lead Diwan Restaurant

“I’m up for the challenge … I’m never content to rest on past achievements. I’m looking forward to developing a new vocabulary, a distinctive fusion of traditional and contemporary cuisine that really reflects what the Aga Khan Museum is all about.” – Mark McEwan, Celebrity Master Chef  & Former Judge on Top Chef Canada Monday, November 09, 2015 The Aga Khan Museum is pleased to … Continue reading Former Judge on Top Chef Canada & Master Chef Mark McEwan Joins Aga Khan Museum to lead Diwan Restaurant

Scarborough-raised spoken word artist Sheniz Janmohamed focuses her work on identity

Scarborough-raised spoken word artist Sheniz Janmohamed focuses her work on identity

Scarborough Mirror – By Ali Raza: Scarborough-raised spoken word artist, Sheniz Janmohamed, uses her poetry to rage against injustice and also bring together unique artists in collaborative performances. In a series of performances underway at the Aga Khan Museum as part of the 2015 Performing Arts Series, Janmohamed is a feature performer along with several other poets, musicians and artists. More at the Source: Scarborough-raised … Continue reading Scarborough-raised spoken word artist Sheniz Janmohamed focuses her work on identity

Globe and Mail Interviews Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan of Diwan restaurant at Aga Khan Museum

Globe and Mail Interviews Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan of Diwan restaurant at Aga Khan Museum

The restaurant at the Aga Khan Museum has struggled, but the celebrity chef believes his team can create fine Middle Eastern cuisine In Mr. McEwan, Diwan has a celebrity chef who is primarily known for his upscale fine-dining concepts. Recent years have seen him try out different cuisines. At McEwan Don Mills, he spread his wings with a sushi bar. With McEwan TD Centre, he … Continue reading Globe and Mail Interviews Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan of Diwan restaurant at Aga Khan Museum

Chinese ceramics had a lasting influence on Islamic pottery

During medieval times, iron and copper alloys were crafted into tools, weapons, and utensils, while gold and silver were made into jewellery, coins, and luxury items which became popular and were appreciated for their aesthetic appeal. New buyers, who desired reasonably priced luxury goods, began to demand more intricate ceramics resulting in the development of many new techniques and styles. However, due to the close and … Continue reading Chinese ceramics had a lasting influence on Islamic pottery

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Toronto Mayor John Tory: There is probably no group in the city that cares more about the city than the Ismaili community

“There is probably no group in the city that cares more about the city than the Ismaeli community. Not only do they give in terms of investment they give in terms of time and involvement and investment in this community. To me there is no candidate, no other project that is more worthwhile for supporting for an exempt status than this project [Aga Khan Museum … Continue reading Toronto Mayor John Tory: There is probably no group in the city that cares more about the city than the Ismaili community

Toronto council wants tax break for Aga Khan museum | Toronto Star

Toronto council confirm its support for the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum | Toronto Star

Mayor John Tory and others on council said the museum deserves the same break given to other institutions including the AGO. By David Rider City Hall Bureau Chief, Published on Tue Nov 03 2015 The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, an architectural marvel in suburban Don Mills, should be exempt from $331,700 in annual property taxes, city council has decided. Council voted 34-1 on … Continue reading Toronto council confirm its support for the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum | Toronto Star

Toronto council wants tax break for Aga Khan museum | Toronto Star

Spare Aga Khan Museum from property tax: Editorial | Toronto Star

Toronto city council should free the Aga Khan Museum from paying property tax. Similar cultural treasures are already tax exempt. Published on Mon Nov 02 2015 A significant amount of tax money would be lost — $240,000 otherwise going to Toronto city hall, and another $92,000 for education. But it’s more than offset by what’s brought to the city through the Aga Khan Museum and … Continue reading Spare Aga Khan Museum from property tax: Editorial | Toronto Star

Toronto council wants tax break for Aga Khan museum | Toronto Star

The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto is hoping to join the ranks of other prominent cultural institutions in Toronto by gaining tax exempt status

By: Jessica Smith Cross Metro News, Published on Fri Oct 30 2015 The Aga Khan Foundation will ask City Council for tax exempt status. Other cultural institutions, including the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), do not pay property taxes. The ROM, TSO, COC and TIFF have it [tax exempt status] . Facing a whopping property tax bill, the Aga … Continue reading The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto is hoping to join the ranks of other prominent cultural institutions in Toronto by gaining tax exempt status

De Materia Medica served as the primary text of pharmacology until the fifteenth century

Pedanius Dioscorides (ca. 40-90 AD), was a physician in the Roman army, who wrote about herbs in the first century discussing the characteristics of each plant and its use.  His monumental work, written in five volumes in the year 77 AD, known by its Latin title, De Materia Medica (On Medical Materials), described how to make medicine from up to five hundred plants, explaining where to find … Continue reading De Materia Medica served as the primary text of pharmacology until the fifteenth century