The Colangelo Family
But at Mount Carmel and other Italian churches in Toronto, the congregations participated in parish activities. For the Monteleonese, one of these was the celebration every August 16 of the feast day of San Rocco, patron saint of their town.
Religious procession in Monteleone di Puglia, possibly celebrating the feast of San Rocco, ca late 1950s.
(CMC, Christian Bennedsen Collection, P37-12.L1-45.001, E2007-00448)
Members of the Monteleone Social Club at a banquet at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, late 1950s. The club still exists.
(CMC, Christian Bennedsen Collection, P37-17.L6-1.001, E2007-00449)
In 1942, Carmela and Michael bought their first home at 190 Arlington Avenue, near St. Clair Avenue and Bathurst Street-an area that was then emerging as part of Toronto's newest Italian immigrant settlement area. Michael opened a new shop, West End Cleaners, at 2394 Bloor Street West, where he offered dry-cleaning and laundry services, as well as shoe repair.