New park honours early Irish immigrants

Date: 22 June, 2007 Source: National Post

Between May and October, 1847 — the “summer of sorrow” — more than 38,000 Irish immigrants arrived in Toronto, escaping the great famine gripping their homeland. At the time, the city’s population was just 20,000. Many were weak from the crossing and sick with fever, and nearly 1,100 died after arrival.

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