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Toronto’s Newest Cultural Destination: The Aga Khan Museum

By Paige Magarrey
Photography by Tom Arban

Over 1,000 artifacts – including textiles, manuscripts and sculptures – span more than 1,100 years of Islamic culture housed within 11,000 square metres: it’s the Aga Khan Museum by the numbers. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the Don Mills building is an experiment in light. The Brazilian granite–clad museum features galleries, a 350-seat auditorium and two classrooms encircling a central courtyard. Glass walls draw sunshine into the atrium, creating an ever-changing play of shadows. agakhanmuseum.org

Aga Khan Museum

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