Most South Asian Canadians are immigrants or descendants of immigrants from these countries, but immigrants from South Asian communities established during British colonial times also include those from East and South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Fiji and Mauritius. Others come from Britain, the US and Europe. In the census , 1, , Canadians reported South Asian origins 1,, single and , multiple responses. Overview Census figures on ethnic origin reported that there were close to two million South Asian Canadians in In Canada, the census reported 1,, people with East Indian ancestry, followed by people with , Pakistani, , Sri Lankan and , Punjabi ancestry. People referred to as South Asian share cultural and historical characteristics, however their identification is often more specifically tied to their ethnocultural roots.
Memph said: Little India basically doesn't have a history of Indo-Canadians living there period. Chinatown East was already established at that time, so I guess there were still a fair bit of Chinese living further east near Gerrard. Click to expand Interesting stats.
What is the history of South Asian/Indo-Canadians in Toronto?
Re: Where are the South Asian spots in Toronto? Canada is a very politically correct country. Now to answer your questions there is an area of the city of Toronto known as Little India on Gerrard St East but it is in decline and aside from a few Indian restaurants and clothing stores it's not where very young South Asians hang out.
Updated April 29, Published July 3, This article was published more than 8 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. The Premier hobnobbed with Indian film idols arriving for a big awards gala. The mayor welcomed megastar Shahrukh Khan to City Hall. Fans lapped it up.