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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 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/irish-in-toronto-george-robert-grasett-park/article35326109/