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77 Wynford Dr
Toronto, ON, M3C
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Toronto's newest park and talk of the town, the Aga Khan Park encompasses both the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, and offers a broad range of cultural and community activities. The Aga Khan Park aims to provide an experience like no other, with innovative programming ranging from large public events, exceptional art, music & unique food flavours, talks by distinguished speakers, and much, much more. See you soon at the Aga Khan Park!

Aga Khan Park Calendar

Aga Khan Park Tours
May
2
Sep 4

Aga Khan Park Tours

Discover the centuries of architectural history that have inspired our Park and its many plantings.

$10 adults, $5 students and seniors
Please purchase your tickets at the Tickets Desk upon entering the Museum. Museum admission not required.


Photo by Connie Tsang.

Dancing in the Park
Jun
9
Aug 22

Dancing in the Park

Music moves outdoors this summer! Enjoy community folk dances and workshops, dance-inspired films, rhythms that will keep you moving — and delicious food to fuel you for the action. All events are free.


Celebrating Community

Friday, June 9, 7–10 pm
Saturday, June 17, 7–10 pm
Friday, June 23, 7–10 pm
Saturday, July 8, 7–10 pm

On four summer evenings, take part in interactive performances and workshops on the Diwan Patio. Learn new or familiar folk dances, including the Gujarati Garba, Punjabi Bhangra, and Afghan Attan.


Dance Films Under the Stars at the Aga Khan Park

Saturday, August 12, 9 pm
Saturday, August 26, 9 pm

Bring your blanket and be moved by dance on film.


Music That Makes You Move at the Aga Khan Park

Saturday, July 22, 6:30 pm
Saturday, August 19, 6:30 pm

Feel the rhythm as local dance bands jam in the Park.


Presented in partnership with:

 

Supported by:

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Photo by Connie Tsang.

Gentle Yoga in the Aga Khan Park
Jul
5
Aug 30

Gentle Yoga in the Aga Khan Park

Strengthen and pamper yourself during an hour of gentle movement in the Aga Khan Park. Certified yoga instructor Arzina Murji leads these rejuvenating sessions. Walk-ups welcome.

$12 per session, $10 for Friends of the Aga Khan Museum
Register by June 21 and pay $90 for all 12 sessions! $81 for Friends of the Aga Khan Museum


Trained in the Kripalu tradition of hatha yoga, instructor Arzina Murji completed her certification at Sunlilyoga in Toronto. Her teaching methodology seeks to unite the mind, body, and spirit through proper alignment and conscious control of posture and breathing — improving circulation, flexibility, and strength while reducing stress on both the body and mind.


Photo by Tom Arban Photography.


Nuit Blanche
Oct
1
Oct 2

Nuit Blanche

For the first time, the Aga Khan Museum, Aga Khan Park, and Ismaili Centre, Toronto will present a special program at Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s annual all-night art event!

Museum admission is complimentary for all guests on the evening of Nuit Blanche from 6 pm to 11 pm. Free shuttle bus service to the Museum will be available from the Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. West) starting at 6 pm.


EVENING ACTIVITIES

CharBagh: A Sensory Garden

From sunset to sunrise, interact with Faisal Anwar’s “CharBagh,” a virtual four-part Persian garden that blooms through audience tweets and Instagram posts. This real-time digital garden is projected onto the façade of the Aga Khan Museum. Use the hashtag #SensoryCity to see what you can grow!

Nuit Talk: Houses of Wisdom: Buildings, Books and Archives in the Digital Age

At 8 pm, join Sandra Singh (Chief Librarian, Vancouver Public Library) and Aziza Chaouni (Associate Professor, University of Toronto) as they explore how libraries in the East and the West may serve as places of creative engagement in the age of social media. 
Registration for this event is now closed.

Sparks

From sunset to sunrise, enjoy Virginia Melnyk’s sculptural installation — a construction of many little pieces of clear plastic tubing and fabric. Playing with light and material texture, “Sparks” integrates motion sensors to respond to visitors who activate the installation.


SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

DEPARTURE TIME DEPARTURE LOCATION ARRIVAL TIME ARRIVAL LOCATION
6:00 pm AGO 6:45 pm Aga Khan Museum
6:55 pm Aga Khan Museum 7:35 pm AGO
7:45 pm AGO 8:30 pm Aga Khan Museum
8:40 pm Aga Khan Museum 9:20 pm AGO
9:30 pm AGO 10:10 pm Aga Khan Museum
11:00 pm Aga Khan Museum 11:40 pm AGO
11:50 pm AGO 12:30 am Aga Khan Museum
12:40 am Aga Khan Museum 1:20 am AGO

AGO: The pick-up and drop off location is off the West Side of the AGO, on Dundas, at the intersection of Dundas and Beverly.
Aga Khan Park, Aga Khan Museum, and Ismaili Centre, Toronto: The pick-up and drop off location is at the passenger drop-off area of the Ismaili Centre (49 Wynford Drive).

Photo by Janet Kimber © The Aga Khan Museum.

BOLLYWOOD CLASSICS SERIES: Jodhaa Akbar
Aug
13
9:00 pm21:00

BOLLYWOOD CLASSICS SERIES: Jodhaa Akbar

Due to inclement weather, our outdoor screening of Jodhaa Akbar has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Our Bollywood Classics film series presents films that influenced the genre as it developed from the 1960s to the present day. Beginning and ending in the golden age of Mughal emperor Akbar, it also showcases the arts and histories of Muslim civilizations.

Jodhaa Akbar
(Ashutosh Gowariker, 2008, 218 min.)

The most contemporary of our films returns to the 16th century. Here, Emperor Akbar takes the romantic lead in a spectacular production that includes in its vast reach politics, religion, and love.

Saturday, August 13, 9 pm
Aga Khan Park
FREE

Festival of Flight
Jul
16
Jul 17

Festival of Flight

Join us at the Aga Khan Museum, Aga Khan Park, Ismaili Centre, Toronto, and the Ontario Science Centre for a family-friendly festival inspired by flight, flying, the skies, stars, and heavens!

Throughout the weekend, enjoy hands-on activities and an endless variety of family fun. 20% off admission to the Aga Khan Museum (all price types). Children's tours are free with admission, on a first come first serve basis. Ontario Science Centre members receive 50% off adult and family admission.

  • Craft and launch your own origami creatures, colourful kites, and paper planes.

  • See rockets zoom into the sky.

  • Come face to face with birds of prey.

  • Listen to stories from diverse cultures, then draw and colour your own flying beasts.

  • Marvel at exhibitions of mythical creatures and hundreds of floating balloons in the air.

  • Keep an eye out for films about flying carpets.

  • Explore the night sky with a high-powered telescope.

  • Gain new insights on Earth through an IMAX spaceship and learn about the planets that neighbour our own.

  • Sample snacks and desserts that are out of this world.

  • Look and listen for mystical music from the Indian subcontinent and the soaring sounds of Brazilian drums.

In Association with

Programme Partners

A Signature project of the Cultural Hotspot produced in partnership with the City of Toronto.

Corporate Sponsor

 

Aga Khan Museum

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art
Gallery 1
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 10 am–6 pm
Celebrate the real and mythical animals that roam the pages of countless legends, tales and fables, and have inspired artists for centuries. Free with museum admission. Please arrive early as space is limited. 

Children’s Tours of Marvellous Creatures
Gallery 1
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3 pm
Bring the entire family for this child-friendly tour of Marvellous Creatures. Free with museum admission. Please arrive early as space is limited. 

Storytelling with Sarah Abušarar
Gallery 1
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm
Keep an ear out for tales about your favourite marvellous creatures! Free with museum admission. Please arrive early as space is limited. 

“1001 Nights” Cartoon Films
Auditorium
Saturday, July 16, 10 am–6 pm and
Sunday, July 17, 10 am–1 pm — every 2 hours
Big Bad Boo Studies presents a new animated comedy series of the delightful tales of the famed 1001 Arabian Nights. Have you heard of Sinbad, Aladdin, and Ali Baba? Hear their stories and discover 998 more! This event is free for all to enjoy.

Flight Reading Nook
Bellerive Room
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 10 am–6 pm
Explore fan-favourite books from Canadian authors and illustrators that celebrate the act of flight. This event is free for all to enjoy.

Storytelling with Aaron Bell
Bellerive Room
Saturday, July 16, 1 pm, 2:30 pm and Sunday, July 17, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Listen to tales from the Ojibway as told by an acclaimed First Nations storyteller. This event is free for all to enjoy.

Storytelling with Ariel Balevi
Bellerive Room
Sunday, July 17, 12:30 pm

Listen to stories from the folklore and classical literatures of Iran and Turkey, including the Shahnameh, the Haft Paykar, the Masnavi of Rumi and One Thousand and One Nights. This event is free for all to enjoy.

Art Activities
Education Centre
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 10 am–6 pm
Create and colour your own paper dragons, composite creatures, animal magnets, and more as you and enjoy activities related to the Big Bad Boo’s “1001 Nights” animated series. This event is free for all to enjoy.

Pop-up performances
Various spaces
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Enjoy uplifting rhythms in surprising spaces in and around the Museum and Park! This event is free for all to enjoy.


Aga Khan Park

Rajasthan Josh in partnership with Indian Summer Arts Society
Saturday, July 16, 2 pm, 5 pm and Sunday, July 17, 2 pm, 4 pm
Coming straight from a series of sold-out performances at the Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver, Rajasthan Josh is powerhouse group that combines the many strains of traditional music: qawwali, manganiar court music, and a big, boisterous Rajasthani brass band. This event is free for all to enjoy.

Birds of Prey
Saturday, July 16, 11 am, 1 pm, 4 pm and Sunday, July 17, 11 am, 1 pm, 5 pm
The Canadian Raptor Conservancy features birds from around the globe: the Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Eagle Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Lanner Falcon, Ferruginous Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Harris Hawk, and American Kestrel. Meet the only Bird of Prey in the world with a sense of smell; match vision with the animal with the best eyes in nature; witness the raptor that can reach speeds of over 200km per hour in a breathtaking dive! Witness the unique flight characteristics of each bird, then participate with conservancy trainers in a special question and answer session. This event is free for all to enjoy.

Maracatu Mar Aberto: Brazilian Drummers
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 12 pm, 3 pm
Maracatu Mar Aberto is an Afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe playing Maracatu de Baque Virado and other rhythms derived from the same traditions. Translated to English as the "Open Sea," their name represents the aggregated influences that have traveled from Africa to Brazil and onward to Toronto and beyond.

Aga Khan Park Tour
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 10:30 am, 4 pm
Discover the varied plantings in the Aga Khan Park, and learn about the inspiration for the Park's design by Lebanon-based landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic. ($10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Museum Admission not required. Visit Tickets Desk for details.)


Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Up High in the Sky Exhibition
Atrium Lounge
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 10 am–6 pm
View media artist Faisal Anwar’s interactive installation of a canopy of large clusters of white eco-friendly balloons suspended in space. Launch your own origami creature into the canopy with a helium balloon. This event is free for all to enjoy.

The Science of Flight: Origami Flying Creatures*
Social Hall
Saturday, July 16, 10 am–6 pm and Sunday, July 17, 2–6 pm

Practise the art of paper-folding. Our hosts will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate the basic techniques. Discover the ways origami, mathematics, and science intersect! This event is free for all to enjoy.

The Science of Flight: Paper Plane Making*
Social Hall and Patio

Saturday, July 16, 10 am–6 pm and Sunday, July 17, 2–6 pm
Which design builds the best paper plane? Explore how different forces help a plane to fly, then start folding and see what flies! Our hosts will show you tricks to improve your plane and its flight path. This event is free for all to enjoy.

The Science of Flight: Kite Making*
Social Hall and Patio
Saturday, July 16, 10 am–6 pm and Sunday, July 17, 2–6 pm
Explore what makes a kite a soaring success then build your own. Dating back 2000 years, kites are a great way to learn about science, art, math, history and different countries and their cultures. This event is free for all to enjoy.

The Science of Flight: Bottle Rockets*
Patio
Saturday, July 16, 10 am–6 pm and Sunday, July 17, 2–6 pm

Help us launch our rockets made with common, household items.  What makes them fly the highest and the fastest? We’ll conduct experiments to figure out the basic principles of aeronautics. *Weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, activities and presentations will be held indoors.

Storytelling with Ariel Balevi
Atrium Lounge
Sunday, July 17, 2 pm

Listen to stories from the folklore and classical literatures of Iran and Turkey, including the Shahnameh, the Haft Paykar, the Masnavi of Rumi and One Thousand and One Nights. This event is free for all to enjoy.

Storytelling with Aaron Bell
Atrium Lounge
Saturday, July 16, 12 pm and Sunday, July 17, 3:30 pm
Listen to tales from the Ojibway as told by an acclaimed First Nations storyteller. This event is free for all to enjoy.

Maracatu Mar Abert: Brazilian Drummers Workshop
Atrium Lounge
Saturday, July 16, 1:30 pm

Join the artists using claps, foot thumps, and dance moves! Have fun while learning the patterns and math behind the beats. This event is free for all to enjoy.

*Workshops lead by the Ontario Science Centre


Ontario Science Centre

A Beautiful Planet
IMAX Film
Saturday, July 16, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 17, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

A breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. From IMAX Entertainment and Toni Myers — the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX® documentaries Blue Planet, Hubble 3D, and Space Station 3D — A Beautiful Planet presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity. ($9 per person, parking extra).

America Wild: National Parks Adventure
IMAX Film
Saturday, July 16, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm
Sunday, July 17, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm

The ultimate off-trail adventure to some of the planet’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders and untamed wilderness. Soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks and explore other worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor places – national parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Redwood National Park, and the Everglades. Narrated by Robert Redford, this film is an action packed celebration of the wonders of nature and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to all of us. ($9 per person, parking extra).

Rajasthan Josh in partnership with Indian Summer Arts Society
Saturday, July 16, 8:00–8:30 pm
Coming straight from a series of sold-out performances at the Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver, Rajasthan Josh is powerhouse group that combines the many strains of traditional music: qawwali, manganiar court music, and a big, boisterous Rajasthani brass band. This event is free for all to enjoy. (Parking $10).

Star Party: An Evening of Space Flight
Saturday, July 16, 8–11 pm
Join us to mark the arrival of NASA’s Juno spacecraft at the planet Jupiter with a musical performance, activities, and special presentations on space flight and exploration, as well as telescope observing. This event is free for all to enjoy. (Parking $10).


Diwan Restaurant and Patio Hours

Saturday, July 16, 11:30 am–8 pm
Sunday, July 17, 10 am–6 pm

Shuttle Bus from the Aga Khan Park to the Ontario Science Centre

Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 2016
For timings, please visit the information booth.
FREE

On Saturday, July 16 from 10 am–8 pm and Sunday, July 17 from 10 am–5 pm, present your Friends of the Aga Khan Museum card and valid photo ID to receive 50% off general admission at the Ontario Science Centre.      

Gentle Yoga in the Aga Khan Park
Jul
6
Aug 31

Gentle Yoga in the Aga Khan Park

Strengthen and pamper yourself during an hour of gentle movement in the Aga Khan Park. Certified yoga instructor Arzina Murji leads these rejuvenating sessions. Walk-ups welcome.

$45 package; $8 single session.
Register by June 29 and pay $40 for all 9 sessions!

BOLLYWOOD CLASSICS SERIES: Pakeezah
Jun
11
9:30 pm21:30

BOLLYWOOD CLASSICS SERIES: Pakeezah

Due to inclement weather, our outdoor screening of Pakeezah has been cancelled.
Join us on July 17 for the next film in our Bollywood Classics Series: Umrao Jaan.

Our Bollywood Classics film series presents films that influenced the genre as it developed from the 1960s to the present day. Beginning and ending in the golden age of Mughal emperor Akbar, it also showcases the arts and histories of Muslim civilizations.

Pakeezah
(Kamal Amrohi, 1972, 126 min.)

Will love conquer all in this Bollywood story about a Lucknowi courtesan longing to change her life? Find out at this screening under the stars.

Saturday, June 11, 9:30 pm
Aga Khan Park
FREE

 

Toronto by Nature Tour
May
14
Aug 27

Toronto by Nature Tour

Begins Saturday, May 14

This spring, we're partnering with Toronto Bicycle Tours, Toronto Botanical Garden, and CF Shops at Don Mills to present a nature-inspired e-Bike tour from downtown. This day-long adventure provides a green escape within the city! Check for updates at torontobicycletours.com/toronto-by-nature.

Jul
5
4:00 pm16:00

Interior Garden: Poetic Soundscapes Inspired by a Persian Masterpiece

The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Atrium Lounge
Sunday, July 5, 2015
4 pm–7:30 pm

Soudabeh Badiei: gheychak
Dr. Erden Ertorer: guitar
Jillian Fulton: voice, oud
Kianoush Khalilian: ney
Dr. Irene Markoff: voice, bağlama, accordion 
Mario Morello: voice, daff
Araz Nayeb Pashayee: tonbak, daff
Dr. Rob Sims: ney, tanbur, oud
Madiana Torosyan: qanun
Roshan Esmail, narrator

The Interior Garden explores the riches of the inner life through seven poetic soundscapes. Inspired by the Haft awrang (Seven Thrones/Constellation of the Great Bear), a 15th century, Persian-language compendium of Sufi poetry by the scholar and poet Jami (d. 1492), The Interior Garden is a metaphor for the spirit — its recitations and sound art invite the visitor to explore questions of ‘interiority’, ‘ethics’, and ‘knowledge’, provoke the senses, and induce moments of repose, contemplation and reflection.

The Interior Garden is a part of the Reflections program for the PAN AM flame ceremony that will be held at Aga Khan Park, Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, on July 5, 2015 from 4 pm10 pm.

Free event.

Welcome the Pan Am Flame
Jul
5
4:00 pm16:00

Welcome the Pan Am Flame

Reflections – Celebrate our Communities and Cultures

Join us on Sunday, July 5, rain or shine, when the Aga Khan Museum launches the first public program in the Aga Khan Park.

4 pm
Fun begins when Reflections — Celebrating our Cultures and Communities conjures the colours, sounds, and tastes of the Silk Road. Browse a souk, enjoy music and dance, try yoga and art activities, and more!

8:15 pm
Don’t miss the arrival of the Pan Am flame to the Aga Khan Park. Share the Pan Am spirit with neighbours just days before the Games begin!

There is no entry fee to the Aga Khan Park for this event. Most activities on this date — including mainstage performances — are free.

Share your experience today! Post your photos using #AKPreflections and #CelebrateAndShare. Follow us on Twitter @AgaKhanPark.

Please note: limited event parking will be available for a flat rate of $10 at the following locations:

  • 49 Wynford Drive (Ismaili Centre, Toronto). Underground parking only (2 pm–5:30 pm)
  • 844 Don Mills Rd (Celestica Corporate Office). Surface parking only (2 pm onwards).

Volunteers will be on-site at both locations to direct vehicles as needed. All vehicles must vacate the lots no later than 10:30 pm.

To avoid disappointment, please be prepared for cash payment at most food and merchant stalls during the event.


This event is presented by the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto.


Afghan Women’s Organization
Canada-Pakistan Business Council
New Circles
Don Heights Unitarian Congregation
Armenian Community Centre of Toronto
Better Living Health and Community Centre

Community Partners:
Japanese Cultural Centre
Canadian Council of Muslim Women
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood
Turkish Society of Canada
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Flemingdon Community Legal Services
Korean Canadian Association

We thank the friends of the Aga Khan Park for their generous donations to organize the event.


Photo: Janet Kimber.

Jun
6
2:00 pm14:00

Constantinople Music Ensemble and guests

Discover the Middle East and Asia through their musical traditions and instruments! Kiya Tabassian and his musicians present a hands-on workshop for all ages.

Tickets: $18 for Members, $20 for non-Members; $12 students and seniors.

May
19
4:00 pm16:00

Public tour

Explore the Park and formal garden with one of our knowledgeable guides. Tours are offered Tuesday to Friday at 4:00 PM and at 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM on weekends. Cost: admission plus $10 adults; admission plus $5 students and seniors.

May
9
Jul 30

Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan – Photographs by Margaret Morton

The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Exhibition Hall
May 9 to July 30, 2015

Traveling in Kyrgyzstan, photographer Margaret Morton became captivated by the otherworldly grandeur of Kyrgyz cemeteries – the ornate domes and minarets, tightly clustered behind stone walls, seemed at odds with the desolate and majestic mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Morton’s extraordinary photographic record of these buildings highlights the unique architectural expression and complex nature of Kyrgyz religious and cultural identities, and bears witness to the architectural and cultural legacies of Central Asia.

The exhibition is presented in partnership with the University of Central Asia with support from the Aga Khan Museum.

Free event.

Apr
29
9:00 pm21:00

Canadian Professor of Anthropology to discuss book and impact of violence on women in Afghanistan

Dr Parin Dossa, Professor of Anthropology at Simon Fraser University, will speak at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto about her book Afghanistan Remembers: Gendered Narrations of Violence and Culinary Practices. The book examines the recollections “of violence through memories and food practices” of Afghan women, according to the University of Toronto Press. “Her work reveals how the suffering and trauma of violence has been rendered socially invisible following decades of life in a war-zone.”

Apr
24
8:30 pm20:30

Preparing for Canada's 150th birthday

The Ismaili Council for Canada will host a partners’ meeting for Canada 150: Canada’s Untold Stories, the country’s largest initiative to bring organisations together to record their family and community stories. The goal of the programme is to encourage Canadians to record their personal stories as a digital gift to Canada for its 150th birthday in July 2017. Canada 150 was founded in 1997 by author and caregiving educator Harry van Bommel.

Apr
13
9:00 pm21:00

Singapore High Commissioner to visit the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre

His Excellency Philip Eng, Singapore’s High Commissioner to Canada, and Toronto-based Singaporeans are scheduled to attend a private tour of the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre. The visit will include a special viewing of The Lost Dhow exhibition and will be hosted by Henry Kim, Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Musuem, and President Malik Talib of the Ismaili Council for Canada.