L'Histoire des travailleurs migrants Italiens - The experience of Italian sojourners - Montréal, Québec
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 29.836 W 073° 34.146
18T E 611796 N 5039188
Quick Description: Cette plaque, en hommage aux travailleurs migrants italiens, est située à l'intérieur de la gare Windsor, à Montreal. This plaque, in tribute to Italian sojourners, is located inside Windsor Station in Montreal.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 12/6/2018 5:03:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMZNA2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 6

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Texte de la plaque:

À la fin du XIXe et au début du XXe siècle, des dizaines de milliers d’Italiens arrivent au Canada à la recherche d’un emploi temporaire. Souvent recrutés par des agents appelés padroni, ils exécutent du travail éreintant. Ils produisent de l’acier, extraient du charbon et bâtissent des infrastructures essentielles, comme les voies ferrées, les ponts et les canaux. Malgré la discrimination, bon nombre s’établissent au Canada et y font venir leur famille et des compatriotes. Dans plusieurs villes du pays, ils créent des quartiers dynamiques baptisés « Petite Italie », qui font partie intégrante de la vie urbaine au Canada.

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Text of the plaque:

In the late 19th and early 20th century, tens of thousands of Italian men came to Canada in search of temporary employment. Often recruited by labour agents called padroni, these sojourners did backbreaking work in difficult conditions, producing steel, mining coal, and building essential infrastructure, such as railways, bridges, and canals. Despite discrimination, many decided to stay in Canada and arranged for their families and compatriots to join them. In cities across the country, they helped establish vibrant “Little Italy” neighbourhoods, which have become a lasting feature of the Canadian urban experience.

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Classification: National Historic Event

Location - City name/Town name: Montréal - Montreal

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Province or Territory: Not listed

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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