The Great Famine Voices Roadshow is a series of open house events in the United States and Canada that bring together Irish emigrants, their descendants, and members of their communities to share family memories and stories of coming from Ireland to North America, especially during the period of the Great Hunger and afterwards. A selection of these family memories and stories will be made freely available on the Great Famine Voices online archive. April 11th 4pm Mary Street, University of Toronto. For queries, or if you would like to contribute a family memory or story online, contact Dr Jason King at the Irish Heritage Trust: faminestudies irishheritagetrust. The escalation of the European migration crisis has led to frequent comparisons in media coverage, political opinion, and public debate between the Irish Famine Migration of and the perils refugees face today. The Rowan Gillespie Famine monuments in Dublin and in Ireland Park, Toronto, have become focal points for demonstrations of solidarity with refugees through the prism of Famine Irish memory. Image of three asylum seekers imposed on a photograph of the famine memorial on Custom House Quay in Dublin. A section of the crowd gathered at the Famine Memorial on Custom House Quay in solidarity with people seeking refuge in Europe. Out on Lake Ontario, small boats, kayaks, yachts, ferries competed for space on the broad calm waters.
Located on the Toronto Waterfront, Ireland Park is an artistic commemoration of the Irish migrants who died upon their arrival in the city in Ireland Park is the only Irish public art installation ever to be profiled in the prestigious Canadian Art Magazine, in the summer edition of While it is centrally located on the Toronto Waterfront on Eireann Quay formerly Bathurst Quay , it is also a place somewhat removed; it is a place where a visitor can embrace the solemnity of the Irish Famine Memorial without interruption and distraction. The Foundation is currently engaged in building its second park, Dr. George Robert Grasett Park. This Park celebrates the Canadian response to the mass migration of Irish migrants in , specifically, its medical profession. George Robert Grasett Park will commemorate the sacrifice of many remarkable individuals who died while tending to the sick and dying Irish migrants in Toronto during the summer of This parcel of land will allow the Foundation to commemorate the administrative response of the City and those first responders who walked toward danger. Park Information Location The site of Dr.
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To see what's new on this site, you can visit the Home Page. Looking at this page on a smartphone? For best viewing, hold your phone in Landscape mode Horizontal. In a nice patch of vegetation in Toronto's downtown core on the south side of King Street West across from Duncan Street, is this Heritage Toronto plaque. It tells the story of the arrival in Toronto in of nearly 40, impoverished Irish immigrants. As well, in Ireland Park on the waterfront just east of the foot of Bathurst Street are five statues representing the state of the immigrants as they came ashore.
The typhus epidemic of was an outbreak of epidemic typhus caused by a massive Irish emigration in , during the Great Famine , aboard crowded and disease-ridden " coffin ships ". In Canada, more than 20, people died from to , with many quarantined in fever sheds in Grosse Isle , Montreal, Kingston , Toronto and Saint John. Grosse Isle, Quebec is an island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence , home to a quarantine station set up in to contain a cholera epidemic, and home to thousands of Irish emigrants from to