Visiting the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

 

MARCH 15, 2020

The care and safety of our staff, contractors, and guests are of paramount importance.

For this reason, keeping in line with public health guidelines, and after careful consultation with Delegation Building Management, we are temporarily suspending all tours of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat building.

This decision has been taken as a proactive and targeted measure to reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 going forward, and not to create alarm.

 


About the Delegation

The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat was established by His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). A secular facility, the Delegation serves a representational role for the Imamat and its institutions, offering a centre for building relationships, enabling quiet diplomacy, disseminating knowledge and information, while reflecting the wide-ranging humanistic and humanitarian agenda of the AKDN.

Designed by award-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the building opened in December 2008. The design emerges from the Aga Khan’s belief that architecture is not simply about buildings, but about the quality of life of those that inhabit the built environment. The Delegation has received the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture (2012), and two awards from the Ontario Association of Architects: the Celebration of Excellence Award and People’s Choice Award (2010).