HHF Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Toronto Anti-Greek Riots

August 2, 2018

TORONTO, CANADA – The Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Toronto Anti-Greek Riots of 1918 with events culminating in a special commemoration at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W, on Thursday, Aug. 2 at noon- exactly 100 years to the day Greek business owners had their restaurants and cafes destroyed. The public commemoration by the HHF will include speeches and musical performances and refreshments will be served.

The HHF is also hosting a photo exhibit, free and open to the public, Greeks in Toronto: The Immigrant Experience in the Rotunda at City Hall, 100 Queen St W, from Monday, Jul. 30-Sunday, Aug. 5.

The HHF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting Hellenism throughout Canada and is spearheading a year-long tribute to the events of 1918 Anti-Greek Riots.

The weekend of August 2, 1918 was one of the most violent in Toronto’s history. As many as 50,000 people took to the city streets over three days, rioting and destroying businesses owned by Greek immigrants.

Walking tours held June 17-August 5 explain what happened and why these riots are largely forgotten. Additional tour dates will be added throughout the summer, based on demand. Those interested are encouraged to visit the HHF website for additional dates. Greek language tours will also be available later this summer. Tours meet where the riots began at the site of the former White City Cafe, 433 Yonge Street in Toronto. A Heritage Toronto plaque marks the location, commemorating the Anti-Greek Riots, in front of the current occupant, Quest Language Studies.

More information is available by phone 416-447-7107 and online: hhf.ca.


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