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Jun 18, 2017

New park honours those who helped sick Irish arriving in Toronto during crisis-ridden summer of 1847

In 1847, Irish refugees fleeing famine brought a humanitarian crisis and deadly diseases to Toronto. In a staunchly British city suspicious of the new arrivals, one Protestant doctor chose to help, knowing that treating the sick would kill him. Now, George Robert Grasett is getting his due