Aga Khan Park Toronto

Aga Khan Park officially opens to the public

Toronto's newest park is an immaculately landscaped 6.8 plot of land located at the Aga Khan Museum and modelled after traditional Mughal gardens. Designed by Lebanon-based landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic, the idea was to fashion something that worked with the architecture and cultural focus of the site, but that also featured greenery able to withstand the harsh Toronto winter.

The park connects the Aga Khan Museum to the neighbouring Ismaili Centre, and features over a thousand trees, many more shrubs, and serene reflecting pools that highlight the architecture of the two buildings that bookend this space.

Aga Khan Park

While this will be something of a destination park for downtown dwellers (a visit tacked onto a museum stop, no doubt), it's worth noting that in addition the presence of the museum and the Ismaili Centre there are many office buildings in the immediate vicinity, and scores of people who will likely revel in the opportunity to spend a lunch hour here.

Aga Khan Park

There are also plans to use the space for events. Over the course of the next few months, watch out for culture programming like film screening, outdoor art shows, and theatrical performances. On tap first, is a visit from the Pan Am Games lantern on July 5. Better arrive early to stake out a good spot.

Photos by Moez Visram, Janet Kimran, and Tom Arban


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports & Play

Canada's Wonderland tickets are now on sale and people are confused

Toronto restaurant offering Kyle Lowry free chicken for life if he re-signs with Raptors

Toronto just got a massive outdoor gym across the street from one of the busiest malls

Toronto not impressed after Montreal Canadiens flag seen flying at City Hall

Here's what we know about CFL player Chris Larsen and the assault at Hanlan's Point

Toronto is opening 10 outdoor swimming pools this weekend and here's where to find them

You can now buy tickets to go swimming in an old abandoned quarry not far from Toronto

Toronto gym owner says city's new outdoor fitness program hurts small business