Tag Archives: Koreatown

Welcome to Koreatown

Saturday, August 11, 1:30PM Annyeong! Join us for a walk through Koreatown to learn about the first Korean immigrants who came to Toronto and the experiences of the community today. Get an in-depth look at how Koreatown has developed, the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Koreatown

Thursday, June 14, 6:30PM Annyeong! Join us for a walk through Koreatown to learn about the first Korean immigrants who came to Toronto and the experiences of the community today. Get an in-depth look at how Koreatown has developed, the … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Movie Theatres

In the 20th century, Toronto had over 130 neighborhood movie theatres. Serving individual neighborhoods, they were closer to community centers than today’s multiplexes. Peaking in the 1940s, they became virtually extinct by the 1970s. Visit the sites of eight of these theatres and hear … Continue reading

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Riot at Christie Pits

On August 16 1933, at the end of a playoff game for the Toronto junior softball championship, one of the city’s most violent ethnic clashes broke out in this park (then known as Willowvale Park). Toronto was a predominantly British … 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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