Italy to Toronto
Like many Italians who came to Canada seeking greater opportunities, Pier 21 in Halifax was the Duso Family’s first introduction to their new country.
“Our Father Ercole, immigrated to Canada in 1954, brother Lorenzo joined him a year later. Once they found work, Father sent for my mother to bring us over. We made the two week crossing aboard the Conte Biancamano and landed in Halifax on December 18, 1956.” [George Duso]
George, along with his mother Mirella and brother Mauro boarded a train and headed to Toronto. The stark barren landscape added to the unfamiliarity of the language and culture. The Duso’s settled in Toronto and began their new life in Canada.