The 37 names are engraved along the memorial with this message at the left end near Union Ave. It is located in Philips Square on the side of Cathcart between Union and Place Phillips. The Wagon Wheel was upstairs from the Blue Bird Cafe located on Union between Cathcart and Dorchester (now Rene-Levesque).
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Elaine Powell and Barry Brake on the former site of the Blue Bird Cafe.
CTV News coverage of the event
Excellent article by Kristian Gravenor
On September 1, 1972, thirty seven people lost their lives at the Wagon Wheel bar which was above the Blue Bird Cafe on Union St. Three drunk young men who had been refused from entering earlier because they were too intoxicated, poured gasoline in the staircase and set it on fire. Inside, the main fire escape was blocked. There is still no memorial on the site to remember these individuals.
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