Historic plaque unveiled to mark important landmark for Toronto's early Greek community

A historic plaque has been unveiled at 170 Jarvis St. to honour the importance of the building to Toronto's early Greek community. - Photagonist.ca photo

Plaque unveiled during a ceremony at building on Jarvis Street

A historic plaque marking an important landmark for Toronto's Greek community was unveiled during a ceremony on the weekend writes the online page toronto.com

051 Photagonist DSC1791 Super Portrait 1The Hellenic Heritage Foundation and Heritage Toronto unveiled the plaque at 170 Jarvis St. on Saturday, Oct. 30.Photagonist.ca photo

The building at Jarvis and Shuter streets was purchased in 1912 with money raised by Greek immigrants from throughout Ontario. It was a cornerstone for Toronto's early Greek community, serving as its first church, Greek school and community centre.

The plaque was unveiled as part of the commemoration of another important marker for the Greek community: the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, also known as the Greek War of Independence.

Toronto Mayor John Tory was on hand for the ceremony, along with leaders from the Greek community and politicians from all levels of government.