Community Conversation: “The Summer of ’77: How Emanuel Jaques’ Murder Changed Toronto,” June 22


On the 40th anniversary of the murder that shocked Toronto, historians Gilberto Fernandes, Daniel Ross, Tom Hooper (York University), and sex worker/advocate Valerie Scott (Sex Professionals of Canada) will discuss how the death of the young Azorean shoeshine boy Emanuel Jaques impacted the city’s Portuguese, LGBTQ, and sex worker communities, and led to the “revamping” of Yonge Street. This conversation coincides with Ontario’s Portuguese Heritage Month celebrations and Pride Week, beginning on June 23rd.

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6pm-8pm
Where: Gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers (960 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON)

This Community Conversation is organized by the PCHP with support from York University’s Department of History, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies Program; the Gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers; and

All are welcome!


PCHP exhibit on display at York University and University of Toronto

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.

Thank you Kensington Market Historical Society!

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.

Conferência “Vivências da Democracia na Diáspora: 1974-2014”, Out. 14, Victoria College

No dia 14 de outubro vai-se realizar a conferência “Vivências da Democracia na Diáspora: 1974-2014”, na Victoria College, organizada pelo Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Toronto, e pela Associação de Estudos Mulher Migrante. O programa conta com uma apresentação de Gilberto Fernandes, diretor do PCHP, sobre as experiências dos imigrantes portugueses em Toronto e Montreal durante o período revolucionário.

Veja aqui o programa: VERSAO FINAL15 out Oct2

PCHP public lecture with the Kensington Market Historical Society

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.