Sept. 9 - 27

Mandela – Through the Eyes of a City

Allen Lambert Galleria

TO Live and the Toronto Star present

Exclusive images from the archives of The Toronto Star
September 9 to 27

Hosted by Brookfield Place in the Allen Lambert Galleria

The story of Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom, from his 10,000 days in prison through his electrifying visits to Toronto and his death at the age of 95, has been extensively chronicled in the pages of the Toronto Star.

In honour, and in advance, of the MANDELA exhibition opening at the Meridian Arts Centre (formerly the Toronto Centre for the Arts) October 10, 2019, TO Live and the Toronto Star have partnered on a unique photo exhibition – MANDELA – THROUGH THE EYES OF A CITY – featuring exclusive images from the newspaper’s archives including front page coverage of Nelson Mandela’s three historic visits to Toronto in 1990, 1998 and 2001.

“When Nelson Mandela made his first visit to Toronto, The Star was one of the three sponsors to support the magnificent tribute at the jam-packed Skydome. We felt his story and his fundamental message of forgiveness were important for all to hear. That spirit is as important today as it was several decades ago – which is why we felt it essential to partner in this exhibit.” – John Honderich, chair of the board of Torstar and former publisher of the Toronto Star.

On each visit, Torontonians of all ages, races and backgrounds reacted with a joyful outpouring of affection and respect for South Africa’s first black president and were touched in a way no other foreign political leader has. Outside Queen’s Park, he addressed a crowd of 30,000 and spoke to 40,000 students inside Skydome. Accolades included an honorary doctorate from Ryerson University and to have the first school outside South Africa to be named in his honour.

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2019-09-09 21:32:00 2019-09-27 21:32:00 America/Toronto Mandela – Through the Eyes of a City TO Live and the Toronto Star remember Nelson Mandela’s historic visits to Toronto with this exciting exhibition. Brookfield Place - Allen Lambert Galleria Brookfield Place