Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald
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[BRIEF NOTE] Toronto's Ethnic Enclaves

While on Church Street last night, I picked up a free promotional copy of the Saturday Star. Section B was devoted to a journalistic study of Toronto's ethnic enclaves: Italians at Woodbridge, Jews in the Bathurst Corridor, more diffuse Indian and Chinese communities north of the 401 and east of the Don Valley Parkway, Portuguese and Caribbean communities in my general neighbourhood. The writers concluded that these enclaves are not hardening into ghettos, given the high degree of residential mobility in the GTA, but that the non-recognition of foreign certifications is causing serious stresses by limiting upwards occupational mobility for first-generation immigrants. It's a must-read.
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