Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is partnering with the ‘Making Peace’ project to animate Toronto’s Canary District in Corktown from May-September, 2017:
Mandela Returns to Canada and Toronto With North American Debut of ‘Making Peace’
"It always seems impossible, until it happens" ~ Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
THEN. Nelson Mandela first visited Canada in 1990, and he praised the country for supporting the anti-apartheid movement. He and Frederik Willem de Klerk were awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize due to "their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa". In 2001, Mandela became an honorary Canadian citizen. Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013.
NOW. Mandela returns to Toronto, in the form of MAKING PEACE, the largest and perhaps most important outdoor photographic exhibition of its kind in the world, that pays tribute to a century of peace makers including Nelson Mandela but also Toronto's very own Peace Laureate Lester B. Pearson. The exhibition opens Saturday May 13th along Front St East in the Canary District, Corktown.
"Toronto is delighted to host this remarkable exhibition, that pays tribute to peace makers all over the world, including our very own Peace Laureate, Lester B. Pearson"~Toronto’s Mayor, John Tory.
How to get to ‘Making Peace’?
Jump on the first ever ‘Mandela Streetcar’ Eastbound along King Street to the Cherry Street Y (YMCA) starting on May 6th.
Making Peace curator and organizer