The first Peace Tree with symbols of different cultures and faiths was created during the filming of the Peace Tree film at Inglewood Jr. P.S. in Toronto. At the proclamation of Peace Tree Day by Mayor David Miller on June 1, 2006, the first Peace Tree was created at City Hall at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto.
Since 2005, the Peace Tree film has been invited to numerous festivals around the world and triggered the creation of Peace Trees in Dubai, Tel Aviv, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Arizona, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jammu/Kashmir, Madras, Nicosia, Bradford, Dublin, Hamilton, the Bahamas, Moscow, Mill Valley, St. Kitts, Buenos Aries, Melbourne, Sydney and in many cities across Ontario, Canada.
The first permanent Peace Tree was created in Urbana, Georgia followed by La Grange, Georgia by TAPS. The first outdoor installation of the Peace Tree in Canada will be at Sheridan College in 2016.
The Peace Tree continues to take root in many cities around the world and spread its message of 'diversity in unity'. It is an inclusive symbol that is reflective of the communities where it is created and has blossomed in schools across Canada.
Create your own Peace Tree in your school, organization, business or in your home to highlight the beauty of every culture and faith to create peace in our world...