Toronto, 27 May 2010 – Following a short visit to Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam landed in Toronto this afternoon, where he was received by the Honourable James Moore, the Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Ontario's Minister of Transportation. He was also welcomed by Ismaili Council for Ontario President Karim Sunderji and other Jamati leaders.
Prince Amyn and Ismaili Council for Canada President Mohamed Manji accompanied Mawlana Hazar Imam from Ottawa to Toronto. Prince Rahim, who had arrived earlier in the afternoon, had been received by Ismaili Leaders' International Forum Chairman Azim Lakhani and Ismaili Council for Canada Vice-President Malik Talib.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family are in Toronto to participate in tomorrow's Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and the park where they will be situated in the city's Don Mills neighbourhood.