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Don Mills Jamatkhana and Ismaili Community Centre

Firm LocationToronto, Canada
Project locationToronto, Canada
Lead ArchitectPeter Clewes
Design TeamRob Cadeau, Project Manager; Nushin Samavaki, Design Architect; Javier Viteri, Project Architect; Elizabeth George, Architect; Andrew Harvey, Architect; Sarvenaz Esmaili, Architect
ClientImara National; The Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The Don Mills Jamatkhana re-defines what constitutes “highest and best use” in Toronto’s suburban neighbourhoods. When complete, it will mark the site of the first Ismaili prayer hall in Ontario and celebrate more than 50 years since the first immigration of Ismailis to the Greater Toronto Area. It will reinforce the work of a vital community gathering place, offering a model for expressive, flexible community facilities outside the dense street grid of the old City of Toronto.