Friday, May 29, 2015

Canada's Aga Khan Park risks becoming a white elephant

By Kate Taylor
The Aga Khan Park, which draws inspiration from gardens in India and Spain, won’t be as welcoming in winter. (Darren Calabrese for the globe and mail)
CANADA---Around five on Tuesday afternoon, the northbound traffic on the Don Valley Parkway at Eglinton Avenue was almost stationary. The southbound lanes, however, were flowing nicely, fast enough to emit a continuous roar that could be heard from the newly inaugurated Aga Khan Park. Will the delights of this place eventually outweigh its disadvantages? Let’s hope so, because this rich museum and its gracious park bear many of the characteristics of a white elephant. [link]