Poles Stand Out – Quietly

Local man’s book pays tribute to those who made a difference in the New World

(Excerpted from Toronto Sun article by Mike Strobel.)

We’ve sort of forgotten about the Poles.

And I don’t mean the ones at Filmore’s and the Brass Rail.

I mean the 300,000 of Polish descent who inhabit the GTA, no fuss, no muss.

Other immigrants grab all the attention.

Tamils, Tibetans, Somalis, Filipinos, Russians, Iranians, Serbs, Indians, Pakistanis. You can’t miss ’em.

The Irish raise the roof on St. Patrick’s Day. The Italians mob College St. when the Azzurri win. The Jamaicans rule during Caribana.

Meanwhile, the Poles quietly and diligently go about their business on Roncesvalles Ave. or in Mississauga.

(To read the full article, click here.)