Crèches from Across the World
Crèche Exhibit. The 20th annual Exhibit of “Crèches From Across the World” is to open to the public and on view in the Cathedral Centre (65 Church St.) every Sunday through Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30pm until from December 4 to December 22. The exhibit will open again for two final days on December 29 and January 5, 2020 from 12:30-4:30pm*.
Among the many different countries represented this year are those from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, Finland, Russia, China, Ivory Coast, Thailand, Venezuela and India, each one truly a work of art. One of those made in Canada was created by Timothy Schmalz the artist whose bronze statue depicting migrants packed in a boat was recently unveiled by the Pope on St. Peter’s Square to remind everyone of the evangelical challenge of hospitality in the midst of a global migration and refugee crisis, while yet another was made by an Iroquois woman living in Toronto. Everyone is welcome, including group tours, and there are special activities for children. Admission is free, though donations are always welcomed.
*Appointments can be made at other times by contacting Nancy Mallett at 416-364-7865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.