The author of this graphic novel is from Manitoba, but of course this is a Toronto story. Torontonian and GTA friends, you're in time for the launch there! https://www.blogto.com/events/christie-pits-graphic-novel-book-launch-to...
Congregation Beth Tzedec
Sunday, March 31, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
"A gritty ride through Toronto’s immigrant neighbourhoods, Christie Pits tells the incredible true story of when young Jewish and Italian immigrants squared off against Nazi-inspired thugs on the streets of Toronto. This is the history of a gruff and unrecognizable Canada— one of ‘swastika clubs’ and public bigotry. A homemade swastika flag flown at a public baseball game was the spark that found tinder in these untenable and hateful conditions. What followed was the worst race riot in Canadian history. Archival research and first-hand interviews lend historical depth to an unknown story of resistance against hatred in uncertain times."