People / Different cultures, Toronto
Toronto is a multi cultural city. Every nationality is represented here. You can spend hours in China Town or spend the day at Caribana in July. There is always some kind of festival or celebration going on in this city.
People in Toronto come from more than 150 different countries. Generally, Torontonians are very accepting of different cultures and religions, and even eager to learn about others. Most people will go out of their way to be inclusive and to try not to offend people. i.e. Torontonians are culturally sensitive. If you are offended or feel that you have been discrimnated against, this is not acceptable, but in many instances this might just be a misunderstanding.
Hi I'm a 12 year old girl doing a small report on the heritage od Canada, but every site i go it has Canada, Canada, Canada, but there is nothing about the religon and different cultures in that we have. There is not even any pictures. The main reason why people travel to Canada is to explore different culture's foods, clothing, lifestyle, and many other things. If thats' mainly why tourists come to Canada, then why is it not expressed over the net as much as it really is?
Sincerily, A Caring Citizen, Cassandra- 12
WE DON'T BITE...
Torontonians are very friendly people, and love tourists. You will find that most locals will be helpful. You will run into the odd person who is not nice, but you get that everywhere. Overall, Toronto is a very pro-tourist city.
Toronto is Italian, Greek, Asian, French, German, Spanish...
Toronto supports cultural diversity. When visiting Toronto, don't be surprised to see and meet people of different cultures. There are also many cultural events in Toronto. See 'Must See Activities' for more information.
The official language of business is English, and the official languages of government are English and French.
I'm sometimes a bit hard with my comments about Canadians and Toronto..but they're not all that bad..
Here are 2 people i had a great time meeting : Hayward68 (british born) and Jaxx ( from french-canadian background)..
SEE!! Canadians are great!!
(just a little note to you 2 to thank you for the reat time we had at lunch..looking forward to see you again!)
Hhhhmmmmm......you just have to listen to some people to tell. Most real Canadians are really nice folks, but there's a lot of what they like to call cultural diversity here (immigrants). A lot of immigrants don't speak English well and can't tell you ANYTHING about where anything is as far as knowing more than you do. Find a Canadian - a real one.
Canadians are different than Americans.
I'm sure Americans would not like to be lumped with Canadians.
We love our brothers and sisters to the south, but a word of advice, refrain from calling Canadians American. There are people that would take offense. Perhaps it's because of the I AM CANADIAN ads that pop up on TV. Whatever the reason, be nice to the Canadian nationalistic pride and just keep that in mind. Why else would we be sure to put the canadian flags on our backpacks?
Toronto is extremely ethnically diverse with 4+ million residents. There is a Greek town, a Jewish neighborhood, Little Italy(two italian areas), Portugese area, Chinatown, East Indian Area, Russian area, etc. Don't be surprised to hear a plethora of languages while on the public transit(TTC). There is always some ethnic/cultural event in the city small or large or very large(i.e Caribana).
I met a Toronto girl and told her I was from Texas. She automatically said, 'I bet that you're surprised that we all don't live in igloos up here.' That came out of nowhere. I never thought y'all lived in igloos but did think the winters got pretty cold in parts of Canada - and they do. I guess this falls into the category of stereotypes. I'm not sure what my tip is...avoid stereotypes...or enjoy them! Lighten up! I think it's pretty funny that a lot of people from other countries seem to think that Texas is one big desert and everyone living here is a cowboy or gunslinger or oil baron...it's funny.
Toronto is a very ethnically diverse city and that is part of why I love it so much! There are high numbers of Italians,Chinese,Portugese,Ukranians,Greeks and many,many more nationalities. There are more than 100 ethnic groups represented in this city. I really enjoy walking the streets and hearing all the different languages. A great place to visit to experience many cultures is KENSINGTON MARKET.There are all kinds of shops and markets representing various nationalities. It is like taking a mini trip around the world!There are also some very cool vintage clothing stores as well! Last time I went there, I purchased a really cool suede coat for only $15.
Torontonians have a strange habit of talking to strangers. If you just hang around somewhere, obviously waiting for friends or the bus, someone might try to start a conversation with you. Don't worry, they are not trying to harm you. They just want some random input on their latest conspiracy theory, moral dilemma, a book they just read (typically psychology or classic literature), or their recent encounter with a strange guy who started to talk to them on the street.
Toronto has the largest urban population of Native Canadians. The Native Canadian Centre is located on Spadina just north of Bloor and offers loads of info on Native cultural events and activities for the entire population.
people seem very cold and unfriendly,but they are very polite;canada is not a middle east country,that's all!