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Kate Taylor: Why Toronto’s Aga Khan Park risks becoming a white elephant - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, May. 28 2015

the museum’s permanent collection, a selection of historic Islamic art drawn from the family holdings of the Aga Khan, the European billionaire businessman and noted humanitarian who is the 49th hereditary leader of the Ismaili Muslim community. The collection includes magnificent pieces of Persian ceramics dating back as early as the 10th century, a selection of fine Indian miniatures from the 1500s and 1600s and a few rare Asian robes that had miraculously survived for centuries, as well as illuminated copies of the Quran, decorated tiles and handwoven rugs.

The museum has good international connections and also offers first-rate temporary exhibitions:
Ismaili  museums  Islamic  Toronto  Don_Mills  art  white_elephants 
may 2015 by jerryking
Ismaili Centre: place of prayer, cradle of friendship - The Globe and Mail
Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Sep. 17 2014
Ismaili  museums  Islamic  Toronto  Don_Mills  art 
september 2014 by jerryking
A Don Mills Subway for Toronto
October 30, 2013 | Torontoist| By Steve Munro.

A proposal for improving transit in a city that desperately needs it.
The Don Mills Subway
What would this line provide?

A connection to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT
A connection with the Danforth Subway Line
A connection with the streetcar on Cherry that will, eventually, link to the eastern waterfront
Connections with the Yonge-University subway at King and St. Andrew stations
A connection with a proposed satellite GO terminal at Spadina and Front
And what parts of the city would it serve?

Potential development sites at Don Mills and Eglinton
Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park
The East York residential district
Riverdale and Leslieville at Gerrard and at Queen
Planned redevelopment of the Lever Brothers (Great Gulf) site at Broadview and Eastern (East Harbour)
The Distillery and Canary Districts
The St. Lawrence neighbourhood
This is not a trivial list, and these locations already have population density or can easily be served with short surface feeder trips.
Don_Mills  DRL  East_Harbour  Eglinton_Crosstown  redevelopments  Toronto  transit 
november 2013 by jerryking

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