A monument dedicated to Irish famine immigrants
A monument dedicated to Irish famine immigrants who settled in Upper Canada. The historical monument holds 675 of 1,100 names honouring those who did not survive the journey – they are forever engraved in the Irish limestone.
The design goal to mimic the eroded Irish shoreline required the structure to consist of a combination of poured concrete, reinforced masonry, structural stone and unique stone anchors to support the various complex cantilevers. Outside the box engineering and creative design resulted in an outstanding monument.
Architect: Jonathan M. Kearns
Client: Trinity Masonry
Project Type: Structural Engineering and Stone Engineering
2014—Ontario Masonry Design Award Artistic/Commemorative Design
2009—Toronto Construction Association “Best of the Best” Award For outstanding contributions as a subcontractor/supplier in making Ireland Park a successful venture and worthy of industry recognition for excellence.