Toronto CA

Making Peace Toronto was presented in 416 Front Street East, during 19 weeks from May 13 to September 24, 2017.

This year, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary as a confederation. On this special occasion, the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation together with the Aston Family Foundation, is proud to present the Ist North American presentation of Making Peace.

Through the Making Peace outdoor exhibition, Pop-up Gallery and related educational program, Torontonians will be introduced to the extraordinary peace building work of organizations and individuals, notably Reconciliation Canada Ambassador Chief Dr. Robert Joseph: a Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation, who has dedicated his life to bridging the differences brought about by intolerance, lack of understanding and racism at home and abroad.

Special tribute will also be made to Toronto born Lester Bowles Pearson, Canada's 14th Prime Minister and the only Canadian individual to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which he won 60 years ago in 1957 for establishing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. Pearson is known in international circles as the "Father of Modern Peacekeeping".

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Definitely worth checking out if you're in Toronto. The photos are incredibly moving and the human stories of courage and determination truly inspiring. Thank you Making Peace.

Sharif K