Toronto, 10 September 2014 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Canada this afternoon, ahead of the opening of the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. The occasion, to be marked by two separate ceremonies, will take place on Friday. Full coverage, including a live webcast of both opening ceremonies will be provided on

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The Ismaili Centre, Toronto is the sixth in a network of Ismaili Centres in Vancouver, London, Lisbon, Dubai and Dushanbe, and will continue a tradition of hosting programmes that stimulate the intellect, encourage dialogue and celebrate cultural diversity.

The Aga Khan Museum, which will open its doors to the public on 18 September, aims to foster a greater understanding of the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage.