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In order to let you know more about Toronto and its cultures, today we are going to talk about one of the most famous areas of the city, which is Chinatown.

4. Chinatown

Chinatown is a neighbourhood centred on Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue and it is one of the largest Chinatowns in North America as well as one of several major Chinese-Canadian communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

Chinese people first arrived in Toronto during the 1870s with the migration of American Chinese from California due to racial conflicts in United States. The first Chinatown was located near of Elizabeth and Hagerman Street, but by the 1950s they moved to their present location in Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue.

Sam Ching was the first Chinese man documented in the City’s registry, but by 1910 Toronto’s Chinese population had grown to over a thousand and they started to establish restaurants, grocery stores, and hand laundries for their neighborhood.

Nowadays, Chinatown is one of the most important neighbourhoods in Toronto, with the second largest population living in Toronto after the South Asian people.

Visit Chinatown and learn more about Chinese culture in Toronto!

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