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International Exhibit 'Making Peace' Opens Saturday, May 13th

May 12, 2017
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is partnering with the ‘Making Peace’ project to animate Toronto’s Canary District in Corktown from May-September, 2017:

MAKING PEACE, the largest and perhaps most important outdoor photographic exhibit of its kind in the world, will launch this week on Saturday May 13th along Front St East, Canary District, Corktown Common.

Chief Robert Joseph, Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada
Pam McConnell, Deputy Mayor of Toronto
Patricia Pearson, granddaughter of Lester B.Pearson NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE (1957) 
Ashley Woods, Making Peace curator and organizer
To date Making Peace has been presented in 12 major cities including, Basel, Geneva, Ieper, Strasbourg, Sarajevo, Utrecht, Tunis, and Stockholm at the prestigious Nobel Museum. This will be the 1st ever North American showing of Making Peace.
Presenting over a century of photography (124 photographs / 111 photographers), the exhibit pays tribute to the people who — all over the planet — devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace, including Toronto's very own Peace Laureate Lester B.Pearson who was awarded the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize.

Aston Family Foundation, Brenlo, City of Toronto, Dream Kilmer, DT Print Solutions, Eclipse Printing, Corktown Residents and Business Association, Covenant House, George Brown College, Guardian Structures, Hewlett Packard, Fred Victor, Giants of Africa, Historica Foundation, 3M, Ontario Wood, Peace Praxis, Plastic+Paper, Real Exhibition Development, Ryerson University's School of Image Arts, Reconciliation Canada, Scotiabank, Scotiabank Contact Photo Festival, TELUS, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, Toronto District Schools Board, Tourism Board of Toronto and of Ontario, Toronto Transport Commission (TTC). Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice, UNITY Charity, War Child, West Neighbourhood House, YMCA & thatPRthing.