On June 6, come celebrate Portuguese Heritage Month by joining us in a PCHP/Heritage Toronto tour of Portuguese neighbourhoods, where we will explore the community’s landmarks of home, work, play and worship – both past and present – as “Little Portugal” moves west from Kensington Market along Dundas Street.
START POINT: Bellevue Square, NE corner of Denison Sq and Augusta Ave
FINISH POINT: Trinity Bellwoods Park, Montrose Ave and Dundas St W
LENGTH: Approx. 2 hours
DIFFICULTY: Flat pavement, busy narrow streets
Online companion available at tinyurl.com/portuguesehistory.
For more Heritage Toronto Walks, see the 2015 program here.
In the afternoon, you can learn more about the history of the Portuguese in Toronto by visiting our photo exhibit at the IC Savings Branch on Dundas St. West, just west of Ossington Ave., integrated in the 2015 Dundas Street West Fest.
The PCHP’s exhibit “The Portuguese in Toronto, 1953-2013” will be part of the cultural event Entre Margens e Memórias: Representações da Diáspora (Between Margins and Memories: Representations of Diaspora), organized by the Portuguese studies programs at York University and the University of Toronto. The exhibit will be on display between November 3 and 7, in the main atrium at Scott Library (York University), and between November 19 and 21, in the foyer at Victoria College (University of Toronto). On the 3rd and the 19th, there will be a brief presentation by the PCHP members Gilberto Fernandes and Emanuel da Silva, focusing on the origins of our organization, its trajectory over the years, and the context behind the exhibit’s creation. All are welcome.
A exposição do PHLC “Os Portugueses em Toronto, 1953-2013” vai estar presente no ciclo cultural Entre Margens e Memórias: Representações da Diáspora, organizado pelos programas de estudos portugueses da York University e University of Toronto. Esta estará exposta ao público durante os dias 3 e 7 de novembro no átrio principal da Scott Library (York University), e durante os dias 19 e 21 no foyer do Victoria College (University of Toronto). Tanto no dia 3 como no dia 19, haverá uma pequena apresentação pelos membros do PHLC Gilberto Fernandes e Emanuel da Silva, focando as origens da nossa organização, o seu trajeto ao longo dos anos, e o contexto em que foi criada a exposição. Todos são benvindos.
Attention: The venue for the November 3rd opening talk by Gilberto Fernandes has been changed to the Sound and Moving Images Library (SMIL), at Scott Library, York University.
Atenção: O local onde se realizará a abertura da exposição e a comunicação de Gilberto Fernandes no dia 3 de novembro mudou para a Sound and Moving Images Library (SMIL), na Scott Library, York University.
The PCHP would like to thank the Kensington Market Historical Society for inviting us to give a public history lecture on “The Portuguese in Kensington Market” this past October 21. The event, co-sponsored by the Toronto Public Library, was held at the Lillian H. Smith Branch and it covered the broader context of Portuguese immigration to Canada and, more specifically, the Portuguese-Canadian social, economic, and political presence in Kensington dating back to the 1950s. The large and diverse audience at the event was a testament to the public interest in constructively bridging the gap between archives, historians, and community members. Our thanks to everyone in attendance, to the KMHS for this opportunity, and to Sylvia Lassam for coordinating things.
The Kensington Market Historical Society is hosting a public lecture by members of the PCHP on the history of the Portuguese in that part of the city. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 21, at Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street (at Huron) Lower Level. Event starts at 6.30pm. All are welcome.
O magazine comunitário Canadá Contacto, co-produzido pela RTPi (Lisboa) e a OMNI TV (Toronto) fez uma reportagem sobre o passeio histórico realizado pelo Projeto de História Luso-Canadiana e a Heritage Toronto no dia 7 de junho em Toronto. Siga o link em baixo para visionar o episódio.
The weekly show Canadá Contacto, co-produced by RTP International (Lisbon) and OMNI TV (Toronto), featured the Heritage Toronto walk organized by the Portuguese Canadian History Project on June 7, 2014, in Toronto. Follow the link below to watch the episode.
Canadá Contacto, Junho 27, 2014 (minute 16)
Great turnout on Saturday morning to listen to Susana, Raphael, Emanuel and I talk about the history of Portuguese immigrants in Toronto and their sites of home, play, work, religion, politics, etc.
For more photos of the “making of” and actual walk: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154199483195277&set=pcb.10152417483044376&type=1&theater
The PCHP’s photo exhibit “The Portuguese in Toronto, 1953-2013” was invited back to the Dundas West Fest on Saturday, June 7. Come see us at Dundas St. W. and Grove Ave (by the LCBO) – festival map – where we will be after our Heritage Toronto Walk until sunset.
The PCHP’s participation at the DWF is sponsored by IC Savings (Dundas St. West branch), and the Little Portugal BIA.
On June 7, starting at 10am, the PCHP will be leading a Heritage Toronto Walking Tour dedicated to the history of Portuguese immigrants in the city.
START POINT: Bellevue Square Park, 5 Bellevue Ave. Meet in NE corner of park, near Augusta Ave and Denison Sq.
FINISH POINT: Trinity Bellwoods Park, corner of Montrose Ave and Dundas St W
LENGTH: Approx. 2 hours
for more details.
After the walk we will proceed to our site at the Dundas West Fest (location TBA), where we will once again showcase our photo exhibit “The Portuguese in Toronto, 1953-2013″. More information to follow.
The PCHP’s photo exhibit “The Portuguese in Toronto”, will be on display at Casa dos Açores (1136 College St., Toronto) from November 3 to 8, as part of the 16th annual Azorean Cultural Week on the theme “Beyond the Horizon: Celebrating 60 years of Portuguese immigration to Canada”. Emanuel da Silva and Gilberto Fernandes will be speaking on November 7 at 7:30pm.