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Toronto, Irish legacy, ON

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In 1847 alone, more than 38,000 Irish immigrants landed in Toronto, which had a population of only 20,000 at the beginning of the year. Many of the immigrants did not survive their exhausting journeys, easy prey for a typhus epidemic that also took some of the inhabitants away. The names of these victims are engraved on the walls of the memorial.

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