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Making Peace Exhibit - Free Guided Tours



Free Guided Tours: Making Peace Exhibit
Free guided tours take place each Sunday at 10:30am. Meet at the Dark Horse Cafe (416 Front St East). 
For more info email info@makingpeace.org 
 
The curated show runs along Front Street East between Cherry St and  Bayview Avenue (canary District/Corktown). Families with young children and dogs are most welcome. If you'd like to bring a group, please inform us beforehand through email. Book ahead for groups, summer camps and school groups. Free tours are available up until September 24th, 2017. 
Updates 
The Globe and Mail, wrote about the Making Peace Exhibit the article can be found here

Curator and artist Ashley Woods will be giving a special evening tour on Thursday September 21st between 8.30-9.30pm to mark the International Day of Peace.  Please RSVP at info@makingpeace.org

Focus on Education 
One of the primary aims of the Making Peace outdoor photography exhibition is to teach young people about building peace in their communities and since May 13 there have been over 1,200 students on guided tours of the exhibition. 
There are specific resources for teachers and schools that can be easily be accessed. The Educator’s Guide is available by going to the following link: https://toronto.makingpeace.org/schools/
 
The Project
Making Peace is the largest photographic exhibition of its kind, that pays tribute to the people who, all over the planet devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace and how these persons and organizations have shapped and influenced the course of the 20th century. Importnantly the exhibition is accompanied by an Educator's Guide, that allows students to understand and appreciate what key elements are necessary to create a 'Sustainable Peace'. 

In the words of Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, President of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace and former Director-General of UNESCO: "this is an extraordinarily powerful exhibition that pays tribute to a century of peace making and a wide range of peacemakers across the globe. At the same time it serves as a call to action for ordinary citizens to become involved in peace activities of all kinds, and in so doing to promote a global culture of peace".‚Äč


The Impact 
Since its inauguration Making Peace has attracted an incredible 1.2million + visitors thanks to successful shows in 12 major cities including Basel, Cape Town, Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Sarajevo, Stockholm (Nobel Museum), Tunis and Ypres. For the 1st North American showing, we estimate that at least 150,000 people will visith the exhibition when shown along Front St. Promenade / Corktown Common in Toronto between May 13 to September 24, 2017. 


www.makingpeace.org/en/
www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2017/05/22/making-peace-through-art.html