A monument dedicated to Irish famine immigrants
Architect: Jonathan M. Kearns
Client: Trinity Masonry
Project Type: Stone Engineering + Structural Engineering
Stone Type: Irish Limestone
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.
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.