Ottawa Architecture

Have you noticed this building on Sussex Drive?

It’s the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, representing the Aga Khan Development Network in Ottawa.

Luckily for us, this Fumihiko Maki and Moriyama & Teshima-designed landmark is open to the public regularly.


Throughout the winter months the building will be open to the public select Wednesday afternoons from 11:00am to 1:00pm and Saturday select afternoons from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Upcoming dates in February include:

Wednesday, February 9 -NEW TIME! 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Saturday, February 12

Wednesday, February 16

Saturday, February 19

Wednesday, February 23

Upcoming dates in March include:

Wednesday, March 2

Saturday, March 5

Wednesday, March 9

Wednesday, March 16

Saturday, March 19

Wednesday, March 23

Wednesday, March 30

You can check out the magnificient atrium and courtyard garden, in addition to other areas.  Though it is a non-denominational building and organization, it draws inspiration from Islamic architecture, as the Delegation was established by His Highness the Aga Khan – spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims.

You should really go.


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