Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,

[PHOTO] Casa do Alentejo, 1130 Dupont Street

The Casa do Alentejo (1130 Dupont Street), just north and east of the intersection of north-south Dufferin Street with and east-west Dupont, is a community centre for Portuguese Canadians taking its name from the mainland Portuguese region of Alentejo. This February 2012 article noting the centre's celebrating its 29th anniversary--30th this year--makes for interesting reading.

Casa do Alentejo, 1130 Dupont Street


This plaque, dating from the 24th of October, 1999, commemorates a visit by the Portuguese consul-general in Toronto to this Portuguese community centre.

Plaque of the Casa do Alentejo, 1130 Dupont Street


This graffiti, located on the east side of the Casa do Alentejo (1130 Dupont Street), just north and east of the intersection of north-south Dufferin Street with and east-west Dupont, was apparently commissioned by the building's owners. This photo was taken in October 2010, but the graffiti remains.

Casa do Alentejo Graffiti, 1130 Dupont Street


See this YouTube interview dating from 2008.

Tags: dovercourt village, dufferin street, dupont street, graffiti, photos, portuguese canadians, toronto, youtube
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment