Tag Archives: Community: Italian

Chudleigh

George Lissant Beardmore, a prosperous tanner,  built this house named for his birthplace in 1871-72 with additions and alterations by Eden Smith Architect in 1890. His son George Wathen Beardmore occupied the house until his death. In 1937 it was … Continue reading

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Johnny Lombardi (1915-2002)

One of this city’s best-known personalities,  John Barbalinardo “Johnny” Lombardi was a pioneer in the promotion of Toronto’s cultural diversity. Born in this city to an Italian immigrant family he became a self-taught trumpeter and entertainer before serving in the … Continue reading

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Our Memories Are Here: Italian Heritage in Toronto

[I nostri ricordi sono qui: Il Patrimonio Culturale Italiano a Toronto] Written by Tyson Brown Along with New York and Chicago, Toronto has been a primary destination for the Italian Diaspora in North America. Italian migration to the city began … Continue reading

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Italian Canadians or Italians living in Canada: Fascism in Toronto during the 1930s

[Italo-canadesi o italiani che vivono in Canada?: Il fascismo a Toronto negli anni 30] Written by Riccardo Lo Monaco The word ‘Fascism’ can evoke images of soldiers marching, Benito Mussolini shouting, and the guns of World War II blazing, but … Continue reading

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“Siamo Number One!”: The Soccer Game that Changed Toronto

[“Siamo Number One!”: Il calcio che ha cambiato Toronto] Written by Riccardo Lo Monaco The history of Italians in Toronto, like that of many immigrants in this city, could be narrated using stories of strife and struggle. Troublesome times have … Continue reading

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