Statue of the Greek Immigrant

Park Ave. and Jean-Talon Street, Montreal, Canada
The Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal, the Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal and the Hellenic Congress of Quebec
Group Acknowledged: 
Greek immigrants to Canada
Historical Subject: 

Montreal has a large Greek community, once based in the area of Montreal where the statue was set to be placed. A Hellenic sculptor, Giorgos Houliaras, created the sculpture free of charge. Money to place it was raised from three organizations enthusiastic to leave a permanent imprint of Hellenism on the city. The statue was unveiled to the city in the presence of Montreal's mayor on its 375th anniversary since its founding.

Physical Aspects: 

Photo by Zois Marinos

This statue depicts a traditional Greek family of a father, mother, and child arriving in the New World and looking outward at what Canada has to offer them. They have "Hellas," Greek for Greece, emblazoned on their suitcases as a symbol of their homeland. 

Date of Dedication: 
June 2017
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