The Ismaili Centre is a beautiful new and very moving worship space. It was a gift to the Ismaili community and to Canada from the Aga Khan. It sits on a 6.8 hectacre site next door to the Aga Khan Museum.
The circular floor plan of the Prayer Hall was very difficult to negotiate acoustically. But working with the architect Moriyama Teshima we were able to solve the problem with specially designed acoustic diffusers on the side walls. Noise penetrating from the nearby 6 lane highway through the expansive glazing that makes up the roof was also a concern. This too was successfully negotiated.
It is a beautiful addition to the City of Toronto. A sacred space both inside and out.