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Canadian Art Memorials, Port Credit
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Title: Canadian Art Memorials, Port Credit
Identifier: G487
Date of Original Photo: 1980
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Historic buildings - Ontario - Port Credit (Mississauga)
Location: 176 Lakeshore Road West, Plan I13, pt. Lots F, 1-5

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Description: 176 Lakeshore Road West. Plan I13, pt. Lots F, 1-5. Canadian Art Memorials was both the business place and residence of the stone carver, Louis Temporale, who was born in 1904 in Udine, Italy. Temporale arrived in Canada from Trieste, on board the Empress of Scotland in 1927, joining his father, Leonardo, who had previously immigrated to Canada from Udine in 1923. Leonardo Temporale settled in Cooksville, returning to Italy temporarily in order to bring back his other son, Pietro, also a stone carver, in 1929. Louis Temporale was one of the premier stone carvers in Canada. He worked on such buildings as the Hamilton City Hall, the Toronto Post Office Terminal, the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Bank of Montreal. He also carved the bas-relief medallions, designed by Emanuel Hahn, on the Memorial Arch (Clifton Gate) at Niagara Falls, Ontario, when it was erected in 1938, dedicated to the early pioneers including William Lyon Mackenzie, the first mayor of Toronto. Louis Temporale had two sons, one of whom, Alexander, is a well-known architect. Louis Temporale was awarded the Order of Canada in 1991. He died at his home in Port Credit in May 1994. The building at 176 Lakeshore Road West is now a bicycle shop. Description as of December 2010.
Agency: Mississauga Library System
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