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Making Peace Exhibit - Free Guided Tour



Free Guided Tour: Making Peace
Ashley Woods the curator of the international outdoor photo exhibition 'Making Peace', on show along Front Street East between Cherry St and  Bayview Avenue (canary District/Corktown), is giving FREE guided tours of the outdoor exhibit each Sunday in June; weather permitted. Families with young children and even dogs are most welcome. If you'd like to bring a group, please inform us beforehand.
 
Meeting place: Dark Horse Cafe (416 Front Street East)
Day: Each Sunday in June
Time: 10h30am
Duration: 45 minutes
Contact: info@makingpeace.org

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 how these persons and organizations have shaped and influenced the course of the 20th century. Importantly 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".

The Impact

Since its inauguration Making Peace has attracted an incredible 1.2 million + 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 this 1st N America showing, we estimate that at least 150,000 people will visit the exhibition when shown along Front St Promenade / Corktown Common in Toronto between 13 May - 24 September 2017.
 
www.makingpeace.org/en/
www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2017/05/22/making-peace-through-art.html