Toppan, Marino

Marino Toppan. Photo by Ken Robertson. May 21, 1971. York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, ASC52336.

Year of birth: 1932
Place of birth: Basedo, Friuli region, Italy
Arrival in Canada: 1955
Affiliations: Bricklayers’, Masons’ and Plasterers’ International Union’s Local 40; Brandon Union Group; Labourers International Union of North America Locals 506 & 183; La Voce del Lavoro; Council of Forming Trades Unions

Marino Toppan was born on January 1932 in Basedo, Friuli region, in Italy.  In 1955 he migrated to Canada after having spent several summers in Switzerland working as a bricklayer. In Canada he continued working in his trade in Toronto and North Bay.

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