A $300 million Ismaili project on Wynford Drive will get underway with a ground breaking Friday, May 28.
The Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, will be on hand for the ceremony.
Slated for completion in 2013, the 17-acre development in the Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue area will be made up of the Ismaili Centre Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and a park.
The Ismaili Centre Toronto will include a place for prayer, a library, youth lounge and public spaces for cultural activities.
Indian architect Charles Correa will create the design concept, which will mark his first Canadian commission.
I feel proud to be an Ismaili Muslim :)