This project is a study of my family’s migration story. It starts with my paternal grandparent’s migration from Germany to Canada in 1929 and explores the consequences of that event on the generations that followed. My life has been shaped by this story and, in turn, I am now shaping the continuation of this narrative in the lives of my own children and the future generations of my family. I felt the value of this story lay in its multi-generational perspective of change in contrast with the more prevalent view of the immediate challenges faced by newly-arrived immigrants. Toronto, the city where I have lived for most of my life, has been referred to as an “Arrival City” because of the cultural changes that have taken place here as a result of unprecedented transnational migration over the past twenty-five years. I have participated in this migration story first through my grandparents, then by choosing to marry a woman from Asia and most recently, embracing a new son-in-law whose parents immigrated from South Asia. Each line made a decision to come to Canada, and through serendipity, we all met, with the result that four migration stories intersected in our family. Each one is worthy of study, but to do so would increase the complexity of the narrative and in doing so cloud the issues I am grappling with. It is in this context that I chose to focus on one line, the Hertha family line, beginning with my paternal grandparents Fritz and Gertrude Hertha (née Schellhorn).