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The modest beginnings of the Chinese in Toronto and the development of Chinatown is largely due to the completion of the CPR in 1885. No longer requiring the services of the Chinese labourers, a hostile British Columbia sent them eastward in search of employment and a more welcoming place.In 1894 Toronto's Chinese population numbered fifty. Today, no less than seven ChinatThe modest beginnings of the Chinese in Toronto and the development of Chinatown is largely due to the completion of the CPR in 1885. No longer requiring the services of the Chinese labourers, a hostile British Columbia sent them eastward in search of employment and a more welcoming place.In 1894 Toronto's Chinese population numbered fifty. Today, no less than seven Chinatowns serve what has become the second-largest visible minority in the city, with a population of half a million. In these pages, you will find their stories told through historical accounts, archival and present-day photographs, newspaper clippings, and narratives from old-timers and newcomers. With achievements spanning all walks of life, the Chinese in Toronto are no longer looking in from outside society's circle. Their lives are a vibrant part of the diverse mosaic that makes Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world....

Title : The Chinese in Toronto from 1878: From Outside to Inside the Circle
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ISBN : 9781554889792
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 248 Pages
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The Chinese in Toronto from 1878: From Outside to Inside the Circle Reviews

  • Oliver Ho
    2019-02-27 01:01

    This was an interesting and exhaustive history--so much information it's a little overwhelming at times, but I can see myself returning to this book often for research.

  • Nancy
    2019-02-25 08:52

    An immensely readable and informative exploration of the lives of Chinese immigrants to Canada and specifically Toronto. I most enjoyed the personal histories and photographs that brought the trials, courage and achievements of the immigrants to life.