25 May 2015- Toronto, Canada –His Highness the Aga Khan and Premier Wynne signed an agreement between the Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat that sets a blueprint for cooperation in a number of areas including culture and education.
The partnership combines Ontario’s excellence in education, green energy, health care and other key areas with the Aga Khan Development Network’s vast global experience in bringing sustainable development to societies living in diverse cultural and geographical environments.
Sometimes works of art spring from a flash of inspiration. Just as often, they come from years of reflection, planning, revision and collaboration. In the case of the new Aga Khan Park, it was a mix of the two.
The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, May. 25 2015, 9:12 PM EDT
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and His Highness the Aga Khan are seen during the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto. The park encompasses the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, both of which were inaugurated last September.
TORONTO - The Ontario government has signed an historic Agreement of Cooperation with the Aga Khan.
The spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims met with Premier Kathleen Wynne during a visit to Queen’s Park Monday. Wynne later joined him for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park located on Wynford Dr. in Toronto.
Wynne said they agreed to collaborate on mutually-beneficial education initiatives.
“This includes exploring a full range of curriculum-linked resources that promote diversity, tolerance and understanding,” the premier said.
Kendra Mangione, CTVNews.ca Writer
Last Updated Monday, May 25, 2015 4:28PM EDT
The Aga Khan joined Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for the opening of a new garden retreat in the heart of Toronto.
The 6.8 hectare park is located just off the Don Valley Parkway, a major municipal expressway. The park was designed by landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic, and was inspired by traditional Persian and Mughal gardens.
"What we have here is an absolutely unique park here in Toronto," Aga Khan Museum Director Henry Kim told CTV's Canada AM on Monday.