AKM Toronto 8

When he heard that a landscaped Persian garden was under development in Toronto, David Chalmers Alesworth laughed. Last week, however, as the artist, educator, and sculptor made his way across a cross-section of suburban highway sprawl in Toronto’s northeastern Don Mills neighbourhood, and entered the gardens surrounding the newly opened Aga Khan Museum, he was genuinely amazed.

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