Monument in Montreal, Canada

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Inscription, Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Canadian-Armenian community & city of Montreal.
Architect/Designer/Artist:Artist: Francine Larrivée
Placement:Freestanding, sculptural work in a park. Flat land, grass area.
Physical Setting:The structure is placed in the north-end of Marcelin Wilson Park.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:Marcelin Wilson Park
Physical Condition:Very well preserved.
Inscription:Language: Latin
Inscription text: Inscribed in red granite the names of those who died in the Genocide.
Location:Marcelin Wilson Park
Marcelin Wilson Park, Canada
Construction Began:Mid 1990s
Construction Completed:1998
Dedication Date:April 26, 1998
Prior Use of Site:Open space in the park.
Development/Construction Process:“It is the monument that almost wasn't. Turkish diplomats and Canadian businesses operating in Turkey almost succeeded in persuading Montreal Mayor Pierre Bourque to scuttle the plan.” The Montreal Gazette.

The monument consists of a tent-like white stone structure, raised on one-foot concrete base.

History of Ownership:Owned by the city of Montreal.
Commemorative Activities:Inaugurated by Montreal Mayor Pierre Bourque, Noushig Eloyan, chairman of the Montreal’s executive committee. Commemorations take place by marches from the Armenian Community Center to the site of the monument.
Notable Visitors:Montreal Mayor Pierre Bourque.
Additional Information:Horizon Online, “Armenians get a monument to remember” (May 4, 1998) [HorizonOnline@armen-info.com]

The Montreal Gazette. By Yvonne Zacharias (April 27, 1998)

Kidd, Kristen. “Perpetual Reminders,” Armenian International Magazine
(April 1999), pp. 48-50.

85 Commémoration du Génocide des Arméniens. Publication du Comité uni pour la Commémoration du Génocide arménien. Montréal, 2000.

Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.

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