|Ireland Park Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization whose purpose is to create venues and materials that symbolize the arrival and settlement of the Irish in Canada. Objectives include:
• Commemorate the 1,100 people who lost their lives during this tragic period in Toronto’s history, including both the Irish immigrants and those who died trying to help them.
• Celebrate the influence of the Irish who went on to make meaningful contributions to Toronto and Canada.
• Create awareness of the economic and cultural contribution of the Irish to Toronto and Canada before, during and after the famine period.
• Reinforce the Canadian tradition of welcoming waves of immigrants from around the world.
• Provide a strong foundation for the ongoing celebration of the Irish heritage and its contribution to Toronto and Canada.