Toronto receives new addition to cultural mosaic: The Aga Khan Park | Global News

Global News - Toronto receives new addition to cultural mosaic The Aga Khan Park “This is a true 21st Century space.  One that’s steeped in history, but that speaks to our modern vision of a global inclusive and peaceful society.”

– Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

 

“I hope that this park will contribute to strengthening Toronto’s already vibrant pluralism, showcasing to the world Canada’s rich example of pluralism in action.”

– His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

Toronto has a new addition to its cultural landscape.
By Zaffrin Pira Producer, Global News Updated: May 26, 2015 8:25 am

The new Aga Khan Park, on Wynford Drive near Don Mills Road, was inaugurated Monday in the presence of Premier Kathleen Wynne and His Highness The Aga Khan.Global News - Toronto receives new addition to cultural mosaic The Aga Khan Park

The 6.8 hecatare urban park is the newest part of a complex that also hosts The Aga Khan Museum and The Ismaili Centre.  Both of those buildings were opened to much fanfare eight months ago.  Together they complete a project that broke ground five years ago on the site of the former Bata Shoe headquarters.

Prior to Monday’s inauguration, the Aga Khan and Premier Wynne signed an agreement of co-operation between Ontario and the Ismaili Immat that encompasses areas including education, economic development, culture and diversity.

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