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Location: Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Y9 Ottawa Division
Country: Canada

N 45° 24.091', W 75° 43.656'

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Beginning in 1869, British charitable societies removed children from slums and orphanages in congested industrial cities and brought them to Canada to serve as cheap farm and domestic labour. "Homes" were set up across the country to house the girls and boys until they were placed in service. Monitoring of the children after placement were superficial, leaving them susceptible to mistreatment. Child emigration was discontinued in the 1930s when the Great Depression created a labour surplus in Canada. By then, up to 100,000 children had been transported. This building formerly known as St. George's Home, was one of many distribution centres in Ontario.
Dès 1869, les organisations charitables britanniques prennent les enfants des bas quartiers et des orphelinats des villes industrielles surpeuplées pour les envoyer au Canada où ils travaillent à vil prix comme aides dans les maisons et dans les fermes. Partout, on ouvre des «foyers» où les filles et les garçons restent jusqu'à ce qu'on leur trouve une place Après leur placement, on ne contrôle guère le sort de ces enfants, ce qui les expose à de mauvais traitements. L'émigration des enfants cesse dans les années 1930, lorsque la Crise économique crée, au Canada, une main-d'oeuvre excédentaire, mais on avait déjà déplacé 100 000 enfants environ. Ce bâtiment, qui s'appelait autrefois

St. George's Home, était l'un des nombreux centres de transit de l'Ontario.
HM NumberHM263B
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation/Fondation du patrimoine ontarien
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 443055 N 5027812
Decimal Degrees45.40151667, -75.72760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 24.091', W 75° 43.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 24' 5.4600000000001" N, 75° 43' 39.36" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1151-1153 Ottawa 36, Ottawa Ontario K1Y 2Y9, CA
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