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Toronto

2010-05 Canada

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Stephen Harper

Friday, May 28, 2010, His Highness the Aga Khan will participate in the Foundation Ceremony with several members of his family: Prince Amyn, Prince Rahim, Prince Husayn, Princess Khaliya, to mark the beginning of the development of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and their Park, in Toronto's Don Mills area

Toronto - Wynford Park

Album for Wynford Park, housing the Toronto High Profile Jamatkhana and Aga Khan Museum.

2004-06-18 Toronto

2004, June 18: TORONTO - The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto yesterday afternoon. The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teacher graduates at Convocation Hall yesterday to instil in their students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society - three pillars on which successful democracies are built.

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies citation for His Highness the Aga Khan 2016-05-20

The convocation of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies took place at St Basil’s Collegiate Church in Toronto
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akdn.org

Your Highness, Your Eminence and Chancellor, Praeses, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

I am honoured to present today His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam, or spiritual leader, of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. His Highness is also of course an honorary citizen of this country, a person whose many contributions and connections to Canadian life and society we extend with today’s ceremony.

St. Mike’s Pontifical Institute honours Muslim leader 2016-05-20

Cardinal Thomas Collins, who is chancellor of Toronto's Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, bestowed an honourary doctor o
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The Catholic Register

Muslims and Christians came together May 20 to acknowledge their common history and ancient bonds as Toronto’s Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies awarded His Highness the Aga Khan with its highest degree.

In his role as chancellor of the prestigious graduate school, Cardinal Thomas Collins bestowed an honourary doctor of letters in Mediaeval Studies on the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims.

Collins praised the Aga Khan as a religious voice of reason, peace and humanity.

Introductory Remarks by Hazar Imam at the Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture 2016-05-19

Annual Pluralism Lecture 2016-05-20
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Justice Albie Sachs
Madame Adrienne Clarkson
Your Excellencies
Ministers
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

What a great pleasure it is for me to welcome you, most warmly, to the Aga Khan Museum and to this Lecture. I am particularly pleased to extend this welcome on behalf of the Global Centre for Pluralism and the members of the Board of Directors.

Aga Khan receives Honorary Degree from Toronto’s Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies 2016-05-20

Hazar Imam at Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto 2016-05-20
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akdn.org

Toronto, Canada, 20 May 2016: The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, the oldest humanities research institute in Canada, today conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters upon His Highness the Aga Khan, in recognition of his work to advance, and advocate for, pluralistic societies across the globe.

City council supports tax exemption for Aga Khan Museum 2015-11-10

Aga Khan Museum
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The Toronto Observer

More than $330K in taxes to be forfeited annually

By Ben Rappaport | Posted: Nov 10 2015 11:47 am

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City council has confirmed its support for a property tax exemption for the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, a museum of Islamic and Iranian art located in the Don Mills area.

The council voted 34-1 on Tuesday to recommend providing a property tax exemption for the museum.

Excerpts of Interview of AgaKhan with Lucky Severson on pbs.org [nid:31941]

Aga Khan IV
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www.pbs.org R&E Religion & Ethics

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SEVERSON: It is very rare for the Aga Khan to grant interviews. We caught up with him in Toronto:

(speaking to the Aga Khan): You are a spiritual leader, a businessman, treated like a head of state. I think you were just with the prime minister yesterday. Which of those hats are most important to you?

AGA KHAN: The institutional hat, which is the hat I inherited from my grandfather.

SEVERSON: As a spiritual leader?

AGA KHAN: As the imam of the Ismaili community, by far.

Interview of AgaKhan with Lucky Severson on pbs.org 2015-07-31

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TV Interview and full transcripts available @ http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2015/07/31/aga-khan-ismaili-mu...

Extended Interview: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2015/07/31/july-31-2015-aga-kh...

SEVERSON: It is very rare for the Aga Khan to grant interviews. We caught up with him in Toronto:

(speaking to the Aga Khan): You are a spiritual leader, a businessman, treated like a head of state. I think you were just with the prime minister yesterday. Which of those hats are most important to you?

Sharjah’s Barjeel Art Foundation will showcase work by Arab artists at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum 2015-07-21

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thenational.ae

Sharjah’s Barjeel Art Foundation, built on more than 1,000 modern and contemporary Arab artworks from the private collection of its founder Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, will launch its first exhibition in North America on ­Saturday.

The venue is fitting. Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation will open at Toronto’s renowned Aga Khan Museum, whose mission is to foster a greater appreciation of the contribution that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage.

The collaboration

Keynote remarks made at the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Summit in Toronto. 2014-05-29

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akdn.org

Thank you Ms Brown for that kind introduction.

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Prime Minister Harper,
President Kikwete,
Your Majesty,
Your Excellencies,
Honourable Ministers,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Like you, I am here today because of my conviction that improving maternal, neonatal and child health should be one of the highest priorities on the global development agenda. I can think of no other field in which a well-directed effort can make as great or as rapid an impact.

Pan Am flame lights up Aga Khan Park’s debut 2015-07-06

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Torstar News Service

July 6, 2015 Updated : July 6, 2015 | 11:15 am

Pan Am flame lights up Aga Khan Park’s debut

By Jessica Smith Cross Metro

Torstar News Service

Aga Khan Park is seen in a June 4 file photo.

The flame for the Pan Am games was a big attraction in the city Sunday, but first the people of Don Mills had a park to welcome.

Visitors to the first major public event at the beautiful Aga Khan Park had plenty to enjoy. The park, located between the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, has reflecting pools, green spaces and trees.

Aga Khan Park to welcome Pan Am flame Sunday, July 5 2015-07-02

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insidetoronto.com/news-story/5705201-aga-khan-park-to-welcome-pan-am-flame-sunday-july-5/

Aga Khan Park to welcome Pan Am flame Sunday, July 5

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A woman walks some newly planted trees before the official opening ceremony for the newly constructed Aga Khan Park in North York on May 25, 2015. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj
North York Mirror

By Clark Kim

The Pan Am flame will be making its way to the recently opened Aga Khan Park on Sunday, July 5 with the community invited to attend the celebratory event.

The Spectacular Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre 2015-06-05

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azuremagazine.com/article/aga-khan-museum-ismaili-centre-toronto/

Designed by two of the world’s greatest architects – Fumihiko Maki of Japan and Charles Correa of Mumbai – the twin masterpieces are a spiritual, educational and architectural destination in Toronto’s north end.


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