Content Tagged with Toronto

The Ismaili spoke with Vladimir Djurovic about his experience designing Toronto's Aga Khan Park, and how the space brings people together.

When Lebanese landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic was commissioned to design the Aga Khan Park in Toronto in 2005, Mawlana Hazar Imam suggested he take a tour of Islamic gardens and architecture around the world, ranging from Fatehpur Sikri in India to Alhambra in Spain. In this interview, he explains how the research trip helped his design of the Aga Khan Park to capture the essence of the Islamic garden.

To support women during the postpartum period, simple gestures such as offering to pick up groceries, making a meal, or taking the baby for a walk can have a positive impact.

“Women are twice as likely as men to experience depression and anxiety, yet three times more likely to experience barriers to accessing mental healthcare,” explained Dr Simone Vigod during a session entitled Healthy Moms, Healthy Families – Breaking Down Barriers to Maternal Mental Healthcare at the Ismaili Centre Toronto in early February. 

As part of a multi-part conversation series hosted by Dr. Amyn Sajoo at the Ismaili Centre Toronto, Dr. Naheed Dosani, a palliative care and family physician at the William Osler Health System and the Inner City Health Associates, discussed life, death and belonging.

 
 Attendees had the opportunity to share a pledge on how to end the stigma around mental illness in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day
On January 30, 2019, Bell Let’s Talk Day, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto launched a three-part series - Minding the Gap: A Conversation on Mental Health from Stigma to Treatment Innovation.
Professor Mona Siddiqui delivers the annual lecture commemorating Milad-un-Nabi on the topic of “Hospitality, Global Conflicts and Migration: From Divine Imperative to Social Conscience.”

On 15 January 2019, world-renowned public intellectual Professor Mona Siddiqui, OBE, delivered the annual lecture commemorating Milad-un-Nabi, to an audience of over 250 government and community leaders, academics, and members of the Jamat on the topic of “Hospitality, Global Conflicts and Migration: From Divine Imperative to Social Conscience.” 

To commemorate International Day of the Girl Child, we look back at the Skate Girls of Kabul photography exhibition, created by artist Jessica Fulford-Dobson, and curated by Marianne Fenton. The exhibit was showcased at the Ismaili Centre Toronto, Aga Khan Museum, and Aga Khan Park in Autumn 2017, and at the Ismaili Centre Dubai in Spring 2018.

Prince Aly Muhammad speaks at the World Partnership Walk Toronto of the devastating impact of climate change.

Prince Aly Muhammad, the youngest son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, joined a crowd of thousands on 17 June to launch the 34th annual World Partnership Walk in Toronto, an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC). 

Join us Saturday, April 21 for a live webcast from the Ismaili Centre, Toronto to commemorate Yawm-e Ali. This year’s guest lecturer is Dr. Sajjad Rizvi, Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Dr. Rizvi's lecture is entitled "The Story of Us: Reframing the Narrative of Islam in Our World." The lecture will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m EST and will be webcast on this page and at the.ismaili/live.

Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledges the completion of 1 million volunteer hours by the Ismaili community

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrated the occasion of Navroz yesterday at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto where it was announced that the Ismaili CIVIC 150 initiative surpassed its pledge of service.

Raficq Abdulla, MA (Oxon.), MBE - Writer, Lawyer and Poet.

Raficq Abdulla MA (Oxon.) MBE will deliver the annual Milad-un-Nabi Lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 20 January 2018. His lecture is entitled “The Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him and his family) – The Man and The Ideal". The event is due to begin at approximately 8:00 PM EST (Toronto time) and will be webcast live on this page and at http://the.ismaili/live.  This event is co-sponsored by Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Toronto, and travelled to Montreal to meet with the Jamat there.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Toronto on Thursday evening to begin his visits with the Eastern Canadian Jamat. He was greeted at the Toronto airport by Jamati leaders.

President Banoo Shazma Talib welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to Toronto

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Toronto on Thursday evening to begin his visits with the Eastern Canadian Jamat. He was greeted at the Toronto airport by Jamati leaders.

Syed Ali Abbas Razawi at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, where he gave a keynote lecture at the occasion of Yawm-e Ali 2017. Salim Nensi

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi gave a lecture commemorating Yawm-e-Ali, the birthday of Hazrat Ali, at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 1 April 2017.

Lion’s Head, Historic Syria, 9th–8th centuries BCE, Ivory, carved. With permission of the Royal Ontario Museum © ROM.

The large contemporary photographs that greet visitors at the entrance to Syria: A Living History, contrast sharply with the devastation wreaked by the country’s six-year civil war. Instead, the exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which spans 5 000 years, celebrates the land and people of Syria — and offers hope.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in an onstage conversation with Adrienne Clarkson. Lisa Sakulensky

Adrienne Clarkson and Mawlana Hazar Imam in an onstage conversation at the awarding of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship at Koerner Hall in Toronto on 21 September 2016.

Adrienne Clarkson presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship in Toronto's Koerner Hall. Vazir Karsan

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaks upon receiving the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship at Koerner Hall in Toronto on 21 September 2016.

Adrienne Clarkson introduces Mawlana Hazar Imam, recipient of the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. Vazir Karsan

Speech by Adrienne Clarkson at the awarding of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship to Mawlana Hazar Imam at Koerner Hall in Toronto on 21 September 2016.

Speech by Adrienne Clarkson at the awarding of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship to Mawlana Hazar Imam at Koerner Hall in Toronto on 21 September 2016.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in an onstage conversation with Adrienne Clarkson. Lisa Sakulensky

Adrienne Clarkson and Mawlana Hazar Imam in an onstage conversation at the awarding of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship at Koerner Hall in Toronto on 21 September 2016.