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Ireland Park, Toronto

#19 of 40 in Historic Sites in Toronto
Monument · Historic Site
Located off the beaten path, Ireland Park serves as a memorial to the Irish immigrants who fled their homeland during the Great Famine in hopes of a better life. Designed by Irish-Canadian architect Jonathan Kearns, the park features five poignant bronze sculptures by Rowan Gillespie--the author of the famous Famine Memorial in Dublin--which represent starving Irish seeking refuge in North America. These statues create a historic link between the two waterfronts, the points of departure and arrival of Irish migrants. Behind the statues, notice the impressive limestone wall engraved with the names of 675 migrants who died upon arrival. Plan to visit Ireland Park during your Toronto vacation using our convenient Toronto trip itinerary builder.
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  • I'm not sure if the park really pays homage to the Irish people who came to Canada, but it is a nice little park to get some fantastic views of the Toronto Skyline. Not the best views, but for a...  more »
  • Beautiful exhibit, stunning sculptures, but in an oddly out of the way place, until you understand why it is where it is. Better to access from Queen's Quay than the foot of Bathurst St. as the...  more »
  • Great place to hang out next to the lake. Quiet. In the summer, it's good for people watching because of all the boats. Sat here for 2 hours waiting for my flight out of Billy Bishop.
  • Nice, you can find activity for anyone. Well maintained place
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