Greek Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area

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The Greek Community of Toronto is made up by Greek immigrants and their descendants living in the largest city of Canada.

According to the Canada 2016 Census, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is home to 99,145 Greek Canadians (1.69% of its total population), making it the metropolitan area with the highest concentration of Greeks in the country.

Demographics[edit]

The GTA cities and towns by population of Greek Canadians are as follows, according to 2016 Census: [1]

City/Town Greek Canadians Percentage
Toronto 57,420 2.13
Mississauga 7,490 1.05
Markham 6,215 1.90
Vaughan 5,065 1.67
Richmond Hill 4,255 2.20
Brampton 2,515 0.43
Oakville 2,380 1.24
Pickering 2,270 2.49
Ajax 1,735 1.46
Whitchurch-Stoufville 1,710 3.77
Newmarket 1,585 1.92
Aurora 1,435 2.62
Milton 1,055 0.97
Halton Hills 610 1.01
Georgina 440 0.98
Uxbridge 415 1.98
King 380 1.56
East Gwillimbury 370 1.58
Bradford West Gwillimbury 370 1.06
New Tecumseth 225 0.67

The GTA ridings (Federal electoral districts) with the highest percentage of Greek Canadians are as follows, according to 2016 Census: [2]

Riding Greek Canadians Percentage
Toronto--Danforth 7,655 7.26
Scarborough Centre 4,945 4.48
Beaches--East York 4,585 4.23
Don Valley East 3,785 4.06
Markham--Stouffville 3,885 3.11
Scarborough--Agincourt 2,805 2.69
Scarborough Southwest 2,830 2.61
Pickering--Uxbridge 2,695 2.40
Don Valley West 2,430 2.39
Don Valley North 2,590 2.37
Aurora--Oak Ridges--Richmond Hill 2,660 2.33
Newmarket--Aurora 2,580 2.23
Toronto--St. Paul's 2,190 2.09
Vaughan--Woodbridge 2,145 2.05
Etobicoke Centre 2,285 1.97
Richmond Hill 2,125 1.940
Eglinton--Lawrence 2,190 1.939
Markham--Unionville 2,300 1.87
Parkdale--High Park 1,945 1.823
Davenport 1,955 1.820
University--Rosedale 1,705 1.70

Greek is the 20th most commonly spoken language in the Toronto CMA, with 41,225 people (0.7% of the population) speaking Greek[3] (2016 Census).

In the City of Toronto per se, Greek is the 17th most common ethnic origin, being claimed by 57,425 people (2.1% of the population), as per 2016 Census[4].

Furthermore, as designated by the City of Toronto 2006 Census data (total responses), Greek is the top ethnic origin in the Broadview North neighborhood (15% of the population).

History[edit]

Culture[edit]

The flags of Canada and Greece in Greektown, Toronto.

Greek culture in Toronto can be seen in Greektown, the largest Greek neighbourhood in North America.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Toronto, City [Census subdivision], Ontario and Toronto, Census division [Census division], Ontario". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2017-12-04. 
  2. ^ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Laval--Les Îles [Federal electoral district], Quebec and Toronto, Census division [Census division], Ontario". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2017-12-04. 
  3. ^ Toronto CMA Profile, Toronto CMA 2016
  4. ^ "Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity Highlight Tables". Statistics Canada. 
  5. ^ Greektown, Toronto. "Our History". Retrieved 22 November 2015.