Mahnoor Khan – Co-founder at Virasat Toronto and Amavi Design Studio. A Political Science and History graduate from the University of Toronto, but a creative at heart.
Mahnoor left a steady and lucrative job in politics to pursue her creative dreams in 2020. @virasat_to, a true labour of love, was the result of Mahnoor and her partner’s vision to bring people together through music and art. Through Virasat, the duo provides a platform to emerging Pakistani and other South Asian artists to showcase their talents while preserving and representing our culture among a diverse audience in Toronto. Virasat holds music focused events every few weeks where artists and guests are invited to explore the synergies between the inherited and the adopted through the genius of music.
A designer extraordinaire, Mahnoor is also a co-founder at @amavidesignstudio. When the pandemic hit in 2020, Mahnoor ended up spending some time renovating her home. She enjoyed it so much that she decided to make a living out of it, partnering up with her friend Maham who was already in the business. Amavi Design Studio is the winner of the Best of @houzz 2021 Service Award and has been featured in the Toronto Star. The Amavi team handles interior designing and staging for residential spaces across the Greater Toronto Area.
We really enjoyed collaborating with Mahnoor to learn more about her exciting creative ventures. Stay tuned for more on her journey...