Toronto's Historical Plaques
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Ukrainian Internments at Stanley Barracks
Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2012
Plaque coordinates: 43.632904 -79.413489
Thousands of Ukrainians and other Europeans were needlessly imprisoned as "enemy aliens" during Canada's national internment operations of 1914-1920. The Stanley Barracks Receiving Station was used for this purpose between 14 December 1914, and 2 October 1916. Stanley Barracks, constructed in 1841 to replace Fort York, stood on this site until 1953. Only the Officers' Quarters remain, located due south of this plaque.
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