Tag Archives: Heritage Diversity Stories

Lahore Tikka House: The Journey

[لاہور تکہ ہاؤس ایک سفر] Written by Humaira Saeed Pakistanis have been migrating to Toronto since the 1950s. Many of them were determined to maintain the Urdu language or establish religious organizations here in Toronto, while others, like Alnoor Sayani, … Continue reading

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Islamic Foundation of Toronto: A New Beginning, A New Home

[اِسلامک فاؤنڈیشن آف ٹورانٹو ایک نئی ابتدا، ایک نیاگھر] Written by Humaira Saeed There is an important connection between the first wave of Pakistani immigrants in Toronto and one of the earliest Islamic Centers in the city, the Islamic Foundation of … Continue reading

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Korean Canadian Women’s Association: Families and Friends

캐나다 한인여성회: 가족과 친구 Written by Karl Lee The Korean Canadian Women’s Association (KCWA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1985. Its aim it to provide social services for people of all ages, regardless of gender and ethnicity. … Continue reading

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Alpha Korean United Church: Faith and Community

[알파한인연합교회-신앙과-공동체] Written by Karl Lee The Alpha Korean United Church (AKUC), formerly known as the Toronto Korean United Church, was founded on April 23, 1967. It is the oldest Korean church in Toronto and the third oldest in Canada, after … Continue reading

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Staying On: Korean Heritage in Toronto

[계속되는-전통-토론토의-한국-문화유산] Written by Tyson Brown In 2013, the Korean community of Toronto will celebrate a 50-year presence in the city. Since the 1960s, when the first Koreans arrived to study at the University of Toronto, the community has grown to … Continue reading

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Our Memories Are Here: Italian Heritage in Toronto

[I nostri ricordi sono qui: Il Patrimonio Culturale Italiano a Toronto] Written by Tyson Brown Along with New York and Chicago, Toronto has been a primary destination for the Italian Diaspora in North America. Italian migration to the city began … Continue reading

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Italian Canadians or Italians living in Canada: Fascism in Toronto during the 1930s

[Italo-canadesi o italiani che vivono in Canada?: Il fascismo a Toronto negli anni 30] Written by Riccardo Lo Monaco The word ‘Fascism’ can evoke images of soldiers marching, Benito Mussolini shouting, and the guns of World War II blazing, but … Continue reading

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“Siamo Number One!”: The Soccer Game that Changed Toronto

[“Siamo Number One!”: Il calcio che ha cambiato Toronto] Written by Riccardo Lo Monaco The history of Italians in Toronto, like that of many immigrants in this city, could be narrated using stories of strife and struggle. Troublesome times have … Continue reading

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Storytellers: Arlene Chan

[故事大王-陳林瑞玲] Written by Catherine Qian Arlene Chan is the author of The Chinese in Toronto from 1878: From Outside to Inside the Circle, a book which documents the history of her community for the young and old. Born and raised … Continue reading

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Masters in Toronto: Hong Luck Kung Fu Club

[多倫多的功夫大師: 康樂武館] In Memoriam: Grandmaster Paul Chan (1932-2012) While preparing to do a video interview for this project, Grandmaster Chan passed away at the age of 79. Grandmaster Chan was one of the original founding members of the Hong Luck … Continue reading

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