“What we dedicate today is what we identify as an Ismaili Centre — a building that is focused around our Jamatkhana, but which also includes many secular spaces…..And soaring above it all is the great crystalline dome that you have observed, through which light from the prayer hall will provide a glowing beacon, symbolising the spirit of enlightenment that will always be at the heart of the Centre’s life.” — His Highness the Aga Khan, Opening Ceremony of Ismaili Centre Toronto, September 12, 2014.
Simerg’s Malik Merchant visits the rooftop terrace of the Ismaili Centre, and comes as close as possible to the unique dome of Toronto Headquarters Jamatkhana located on 49 Wynford Drive. Click HERE or on image below to see photos of the dome and the area surrounding the Ismaili Centre.
Date posted: September 28, 2021.
A sight to behold the montage of the view from the Rooftop Terrace of the Ismaili Center Toronto. You have captured the majesty of the iconic crystalline dome on a sunny day and its illumination in the twilight hours! A symbolism of light upon light and the presence of the divine.
I have visited ICT many times before (I am from Montréal) but never realized that the terrace was accessible to the general public.
The panoramic view of the skyline is captivating as you have captured how central this hallowed ground is in sync with its surroundings. The foliage in the park and the driveway to the main entrance of the ICT has a 3D impact.
I wonder who can respond to your muse on improving the aesthetic of the terrace so it’s inviting for a sublime reflection.
Thank you for taking us on a delightful visual tour of the Rooftop Terrace and its surroundings!