100 Year Commemoration of the 1918 Anti-Greek Riots at City Hall

Dear friends and supporters,

We are delighted to offer the following news from the Hellenic Heritage Foundation.

A free photo exhibit, “Greeks in Toronto: The Immigrant Experience” will take place at The Rotunda at Toronto City Hall from Monday, July 30 to Sunday, August 5, 2018. We invite all to visit Nathan Phillips Square on August 2, 2018 at noon for a public commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Anti-Greek Riots.

The photo exhibit is part of the Hellenic Heritage Foundation’s year long project to commemorate an important historical moment in Toronto’s history. The exhibit is being offered in collaboration with the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections at York University, Mr. Mihalis Mouratidis, and the Greek Canadian History Project, who have each contributed a wide range of archival photos and historical material.

The initiatives organized throughout the year by the HHF and leading up to this event were as follows:

  • TDSB curriculum packages created in connection to Greek History Month in March
  • A public lecture by Prof Thomas Gallant on 1918 Anti-Greek Riots on May 3rd
  • A public Film Screening of Violent August with commentary from the filmmaker John Burry and historian Michalis Mouratidis on May 27th
  • Guided Historic Walking Tours organized along the route the riots took place were planned and organized for:

–       Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

–       Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

–       Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

–       Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Please consider joining us on Thursday, August 2, 2018.  Bring your friends and family.  The event will begin at 12:00 p.m and go until about 1:30 p.m.

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