Five immigrant Italian men died digging York Mills tunnel
A memorial quilt unveiled marking 50th anniversary of tragedy
By Kris Scheuer
(Written March 18 for Town Crier.)
A flood of emotions rolled through the York Mills subway station as a quilt depicting the last moments of five immigrant workers who died in the Hoggs Hollow tragedy was unveiled.
Pasquale Allegrezza, Giovanni Carriglio, Giovanni Fusillo, brothers Alessandro and Guido Mantella were building an underground sewer tunnel near Yonge and York Mills when a fire broke out and took their lives on March 17, 1960. Continue reading