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Canadian Car & Foundry

Canadian Car & Foundry

Photo by Parks Canada - Posted July, 2012

Canadian Car & Foundry

Photo by contributors Peter and Gloria - Posted July, 2012

Plaque Location

The District of Thunder Bay
The City of Thunder Bay
In a small garden area just to the right of the main entrance to
Bombardier Transportation on Montreal Street
near Thunder Bay International Airport


Coordinates: N 48 21.454 W 89 18.051

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Plaque Text

"Can Car" was the main plant of Canada's largest manufacturer during the Second World War. Here, workers built 1,451 of the reliable Hawker Hurricanes that won renown in the battle of Britain and 835 Curtiss Helldivers, significantly expanding Allied air power. Now a mass-transit factory, this complex retains many early 20th-century elements behind its modern exterior. It speaks to the wartime contributions of its workers, including some 3,000 women who moved into jobs traditionally held by men, mastering new skills such as riveting, welding, and precision drilling. These women would serve as models for later generations.


Another plaque at this location
Elizabeth Muriel Gregory "Elsie" MacGill (1905-1980)

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