Doors Open Toronto 2019
Join us on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 for Doors Open Toronto, the annual showcase of some of the most architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings across the city. Complimentary tours of the Centre will take place between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on both Days -- last admittance at 4:30 pm and registration not required.
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The Ismaili Centre reflects the commitment of His Highness the Aga Khan to Toronto and Canada and is not only a place of gathering for prayer but also a space for intellectual dialogue. This is a site of varied spaces for contemplation and cultural and educational activity. The prayer hall is composed of structural steel trusses of various depths and dimensions which are covered by a double layer of glass. The dome roof lights up the skyline, rising in the shape of an inverted cone and pieced together to form a translucent fractal skin. A large foyer connects the prayer hall and social hall, which has a two-storey high ceiling. The descending glass roof fills it with natural light with doors that open to a spacious stone terrace and garden. The lounge, library and classrooms are on the main floor while the upper level is home to administrative offices and a formal boardroom.