Armenian National Committee of Toronto (ANCT)

June 22, 2010 11:28 ET

Georgetown Boys Farmhouse: Latest Addition to Halton Hills Historic Landscape

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - On May 25, 2010, Halton Hills Town Council officially passed the by-law to designate the Cedarvale Park as a historic and protected municipal site. In honour of this designation, the unveiling of the official municipal plaque will take place at Cedarvale Park (181-185 Main St., Halton Hills) on June 26, 2010 at 2:00pm, in the presence of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos.

For the past two years, the Armenian National Committee of Toronto (ANCT) has been working to have the Georgetown Armenian Boys Farmhouse, presently known as the Cedarvale Community Centre, designated as a protected historic and cultural site. Between 1923 and 1927, 109 Armenian boys and 29 Armenian girls, who were orphaned during the Ottoman Empires systematic genocide against the Armenians, were brought to Canada by the Armenian Relief Association and raised in what is currently known as the Cedarvale Community Centre.

The memory of the Georgetown Boys will be preserved through this designation, as the site will serve as a permanent memorial site commemorating the Armenian Genocide and Canada's role in saving Armenian lives.

The unveiling ceremony is a public event, open to the general public. For more information concerning the event and organizations visit www.anctoronto.org.

Contact Information

  • Armenian National Committee of Toronto (ANCT)
    Natalie Tuysusian
    647-388-4192
    anct@anctoronto.org