About the Couple

Zahra

Zahra

Zahra is a career healthcare professional, dedicated to making the world a better place. By the wedding she will have graduated Nursing School and saving lives!

Aleem

Aleem

Aleem spends most of his time wondering how he got so lucky to find someone like Zahra to share his life with. He doesn’t get a lot else done besides that.

Additional information

Accommodation

We will be updating this section shortly with some accommodation options you may wish to consider. Watch this space!

 

Travel

For those of you who are traveling from out-of-town, we are so grateful that you are making the trip to Toronto for our wedding celebrations. We have included some information about the transportation to / from Toronto.

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has plenty of travel options, including rental cars (available at airports and around the city), transit (TTC, York Region Transit), Uber, and taxis (including, but not limited to, Diamond Taxi, Beck Taxi and Co-op Cabs). We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have about travel arrangements.

Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport (YYZ) is the largest airport in Canada with service to / from many domestic and international cities. Travel from the airport includes rental cars, aeroport taxis / limos, transit, and UberSelect.

Click here to get directions from Pearson airport to a location of your choice.

Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ), otherwise known as the downtown Toronto airport, is a smaller airport with service to a more regional area (though also international). This may be a good alternative for guests from Chicago, New York City, Montreal, etc. Travel from the airport includes rental cars, taxis, transit, and Uber (UberX along with other Uber services).

Click here to get directions from Billy Bishop airport to a location of your choice.

 

Local Activities

Toronto is a diverse, vibrant city known for its warmth (people-warmth, not temperature-warmth), and multiculturalism, and has events / things going on all year round – yes, even when the temperature is below freezing!

Here are a few places that we suggest you visit; however, for more ideas of what’s going on in the city, please check out BlogTO or Toronto.com.

You may also want to look at a CityPass, which will provide access to a number of Toronto’s popular attractions.

Aga Khan Museum (77 Wynford Drive, Toronto): $10 adults, $5 students and seniors plus admission. Please book tours at the Tickets Desk when you arrive at the Museum.

Ismaili Centre Toronto (49 Wynford Drive, Toronto): Guided tours are available upon reservation. Tours are usually available during the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and in the evening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace, Toronto): A Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto built from 1911 to 1914 that is now a museum and landmark. Casa Loma is a popular location for use in film and television and can be seen in movies such as X-Men, Strange Brew, Chicago, The Tuxedo, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and The Pacifier. Farhad can probably list a comprehensive list off the top of his head.

CN Tower (301 Front Street West, Toronto): A 553.33 metre-high (that’s 1,815.4 foot for our American guests) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto. Completed in 1976, it was the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower for 34 years until 2010. The CN Tower has a 360 degree revolving restaurant, a glass floor (not for the weak-hearted), and EdgeWalk (ask Nissa about her experience!)

Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Road, Toronto): A science museum in midtown Toronto, the Science Centre has several hundred interactive and passive exhibits, featuring geology, the science of nature (in the west wing), astronomical science, how to play music and technology in the south wing, human anatomy, communication and bias, and some miscellaneous artifacts of science.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto): A public aquarium located in downtown Toronto, just southeast of the CN Tower, it features several aquatic exhibits including a walk-through tank. The aquarium has 5.7 million litres of marine and freshwater habitats from across the world. The exhibits hold 13,500 exotic sea and freshwater specimens from more than 450 species. Don’t blame us if you start humming the Jaws theme song.

The ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) (100 Queens Park, Toronto): One of the largest museums in North America and the largest in Canada with more than six million items and forty galleries, the museum contains notable collections of dinosaurs, minerals and meteorites, Near Eastern and African art, Art of East Asia, European history, and Canadian history.