TORONTO …a multicultural experience
What do you know about Toronto? With your partner, read through the quiz and answer the questions. Then add up your score! • 0 to 3 correct answers: You are a Toronto Tot. You need to spend some more time enjoying our fabulous city! • 4 to 5 correct answers: You are a Toronto Teen. Not bad but you do a bit more exploring! • 6to 7 correct answers: You are a Toronto Titan. You’re almost there! • 8correct answers: You are a True Torontonian!
One of the things that Torontonians are most proud of is our multicultural city… With your group, discuss these questions… • Do you come from a multicultural city or country? • Would you prefer to live in a multicultural society or a monocultural one? Why? • What benefits and problems does multiculturalism bring? • Can multiculturalism result in a country losing its identity? • Do you think multiculturalism will ever lead to a single world culture? • In a multicultural society, should newcomers be expected to assimilate or maintain their own identities?
We like to celebrate multiculturalism!The Anthem by KardinalOffishall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W6Jl3beOlY
The neighbourhoods of our city reflect our multiculturalism… …and so does our food! Let’s visit a few of my favourite places and taste the world!
Chinatown • 435,000 members • Toronto has the largest Chinese community in North America • There are 7 Chinatowns in Toronto • Things to try… • Dumplings from Mother’s Dumplings • Noodles from King’s Noodles
Little Italy • 500,000 members • 70% of the construction industry in Ontario is directed by Italian Canadians • There are two Little Italies in the city • Things to try… • Gelato at Dolce Gelato • The best sandwiches in the city at The Fish Store
Korea Town • 50,000 members • 76% of grocery and convenience stores in Toronto are run by Koreans • Things to try… • Walnut cakes and sweet sugar pancakes at Hodo Kwaja • Tacos at Tacos El Asador
But how do they make those cakes? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3AHPEZfwXE
Other people agree with me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xNWX8YcuII
Little Portugal • 170,000 Portuguese speaking members from Portugal and Brazil • The first postman in Canada was Portuguese! • Things to try… • Custard tarts at the Brazil Bakery • Churrasco (bbq) at Sardinho
The Danforth • 130,000 members from Greece • Things to try… • Baklava and spanakopita at Athens Pastries • Souvlvaki and tzatziki at AsteriaSoulvaki Place • Ouzo … if you dare!
Bring a taste of the Danforth home tonight… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8a3JyYUwcI
Little India • More than 100,000 members • Things to try… • Paper dosa at Udupi Palace • Thali plate (a little bit of everything!) at MotiMahal • Go shopping…or just window shopping!
Bloor West Village and Roncesvalles • 270,000 members from Poland and Ukraine • Polish engineers designed the CN Tower • Things to try… • Polish donuts (paczki) at Granowska’s • Perogi at Inter Steer • The BEST croissants in the city at Mabel’s Bakery
Parkdale • A Tibetan and West Indian (Carribean) neighbourhood • Full of vintage shops and popular new music venues • Things to try… • Roti at Baccus • Spicy Tibetan food at Om • Brunch at Easy Breakfast
No time to leave the downtown? Head to Kensington Market! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lwb7y1NwbI