Montréal in the Footsteps of Mandela: 30th anniversary of Mandela’s visit in Montréal

Outdoor exposition

In 2020, the City of Montréal celebrates the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s (Madiba) visit in Montréal. Nelson Mandela visited the metropolis during his recognition world tour, following his liberation in 1990, after 27 years of imprisonment in South Africa. This memorable event was held at the champ de Mars, in the company of his wife, Winnie Mandela, and Jean Doré, mayor at the time. Madiba wanted to come to Montréal specifically because the metropolis has been proactive in the fight against apartheid. With this exhibition, Montréal seeks to celebrate and honour this staunch defender of human rights and freedoms, equality, and peace, and aims to highlight progress in the fight against racism and discrimination as well as reconciliation efforts.

Starting point: City Hall forecourt (Lucien-Saulnier building) in the space of the Montreal Declaration Against Racial Discrimination

Please note that the cultural program at City hall will be temporarily suspended from 2019 to 2022 due to major work planned for the building. If you have any questions, please contact Bureau de la présidence by email at: [email protected].

Related themes

  • Exhibition
  • All ages
  • Ville de Montréal