Bridge of Nations

Posted by Jessica Sawicz

July 27th 2012

The City of Greater Sudbury has come a long ways since its early mining days. It has developed into a strong, booming, and forever growing, multicultural centre.

The Paris Street Bridge of Nations was unveiled during a Canada Day celebration in 2007, to highlight and celebrate this ever growing cultural diversity.

83 flags representing world nations and cultural groups that are currently present within the city proudly soar over the busy traffic that leads towards the downtown core.

Some of the countries whose flags are included are Russia, Australia, China, Peru, Trinidad and Sweden. Some of the cultural groups whose flags add to the beauty of the landmark are the Anishinabek Nation, the Franco-Ontario and the Metis. The projects centre piece, two Canadian flags, emphasizes this great nations tolerance and acceptance of other nations.

Be sure to drive down the Paris Street bridge while in Sudbury to see how local volunteers and corporate sponsors from every background were able to come together to create such a positive and welcoming atmosphere. 

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