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Pioneiro José de Faria

Our Social Media campaign and participation on Milénio, weekly Portuguese Newspaper in Toronto is bringing its fruits. More stories and artifacts have been coming to the Gallery. I share with you today the story of José de Faria, by his daughter, Elizabeth. “José was born on July 18, 1927 in Rabo de Peixe, São Miguel. […]

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Celebramos em família o fim da Quadra Natalícia

No passado sábado, dia 6 de janeiro, Dia De Reis, demos por finda a Quadra Natalícia, abrindo as portas desta galeria  a uma tradição minhota de Cantar as Janeiras, representada pela Ruga da Associação Cultural do Minho de Toronto. Momentos de alegria, que trouxeram a este local novos admiradores/as da cultura portuguesa e da história […]

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Kids visit the Gallery and Granny’s Treasure Chest

The children from the Little First Portuguese and Learning Centre and their teacher, Rita Abreu visited recently the gallery. After going through the grown-ups space, they had an opportunity to visit “Granny’s Treasure Chest’, where they learned about our pioneers’  toys while trying some of them. it was great fun. An opportunity for other schools to follow.  […]

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Do Natal até aos Reis, vamos cantar as Janeiras!

As Janeiras são cantadas Do Natal até aos Reis; Olhai lá por vossas casas Se há coisa que vós nos deis —  Boas noites, meus senhores, Vinde-nos dar as Janeiras, Boas noites vimos dar, Se no-las houverdes de dar, —  Vimos pedir as Janeiras, Somos romeiros de longe, Se no-las quiserem dar. Não podemos cá […]

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Torre de Belém: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Did you know that the Lisbon landmark Torre de Belém, is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? This site was given its name to honour the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries during the Age of Discoveries (2). It is one of the most visited landmarks in Portugal to this day (1). The Torre […]

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The 1st Portuguese-Canadian U of T Professor

Elvino Silveira Medina de Sousa was born in Graciosa Island in the Azores archipelago, on Decemeber 28, 1956. He immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1970 at 13 years old. An honour student since the beginning, Elvino completed a Bachelor and a Masters Degree at the University of Toronto, and obtained his Ph.D. from […]

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Beatriz Costa

No último poste falámos de Florbela Espanca e o papel que teve na literatura e sociedade portuguesa. Esta semana dando continuidade ao mesmo tópico, sobre a relevância da Mulher, na sociedade portuguesa, seria inevitável não falar de Beatriz da Conceição, mais conhecida por Beatriz Costa. O cinema português foi sempre um lado da sociedade que […]

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Portuguese Christmas Traditions

With Christmas fast approaching, I’m going to take the opportunity to discuss some Christmas traditions part of Portuguese culture.  The first, and arguably the most recognizable symbol of a Portuguese Christmas, is the Bolo de Rei (King’s Cake). This cake is a variation of the “traditional” holiday fruit cake known to many, and is made with nuts and […]

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Florbela Espanca: a poetisa sofrida

Penso que é importante usar algum deste espaço para dar a conhecer um pouco das grandes mulheres da sociedade Portuguesa. É verdade, que a sociedade é uma sociedade dominada por homens, que muitas vezes fazem que as suas sombras ofusquem o papel importante que é desempenhado pela mulher na nossa sociedade. Por isso decidi, que […]

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