Ismaili Centre’s garden takes root in Toronto: Hume — by Christopher Hume on the Star com

Recently opened, gorgeous grounds will be catalyst for change in city’s dreary north end.

Ismaili centre in Toronto

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The pools near the Aga Khan Museum and The Ismaili Centre in Toronto come as close to perfection as anything built in this city, writes Christoper Hume.

For most North Americans, a garden is a place to see, but at the Ismaili Centre/Aga Khan Museum, it’s a place to be.

Though the differences aren’t always obvious, they are profound. The Islamic garden functions as a sort of microcosm of the world; the earthly elements — water, light, vegetation as well as order and symmetry — are all incorporated into the design.


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