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Chinese

Subtitle
The Chinese Communities

Not far from the towers of Toronto’s business and banking community, a sampling of the bustling commerce of the streets of the Far East can be found. Much like a street scene in Hong Kong, throngs of people crowd the neighbourhood on weekends to patronize restaurants that offer traditional Chinese dishes including Beijing, Cantonese and Szechuan dishes, and stores that sell everything from live crabs to decorative fans, jade jewelry, Chinese herbs and medicine, and chopsticks.
With over 435,000 members, the Toronto region is home to the largest Chinese community in North America and consists of six Chinese neighbourhoods: the vicinity of Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street West, Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Markham, and Mississauga.


Early Chinese settlers arrived in British Columbia from the United States and Hong Kong during the Cariboo and Fraser gold rushes of the 1850s and ’60s. Later, some 17,000 men came from rural areas of the South China Sea region to help construct the Canadian Pacific Railway. Chinese labourers settled in towns and cities along the railway tracks and eventually opened restaurants and laundry businesses.


The seeds of Toronto’s Chinese community were planted at the turn of the century in the area of York Street, between Queen and King streets. The Ward, as it was called, was primarily a Jewish neighbourhood when Sam Ching, the first Chinese person to be listed in the city directory, opened a hand laundry.


“Old Chinatown” evolved from laundries, restaurants, and small tea, herb, and vegetable shops that sprang up behind City Hall along Elizabeth and Dundas streets. An early community institution was the Presbyterian Church on University Avenue, purchased in 1919. It maintained a school and was a meeting place for social and cultural groups. The Shing Wah Daily News began publishing in 1922; later the Chinese Benevolent Association was formed to provide legal and social assistance. By 1935, there were 300 Chinese hand laundries located in the area behind Toronto City Hall, operated by Chinese railway workers who had come to the city from Western Canada.
Toronto’s Chinese population grew considerably between 1947 and 1960. Beginning in the 1950s, students from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan entered Canadian universities and upon graduation stayed and worked in the country. In the 1960s, the political and social instability of the Southeast Asian countries prompted more students, skilled workers, business men, and entrepreneurs of Chinese origin to immigrate to Canada. Early settlers were mainly from China’s northern provinces; the later group came from Hong Kong and Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, South Africa, Peru, and the West Indies. In recent years, many more Chinese immigrants have come from mainland China; most of them are skilled and highly educated professionals, such as computer programmers, engineers, medical doctors, scholars, financial professionals, entrepreneurs and other high tech professionals who are needed in Canada. There are now over 200,000 (mainland) Mandarin speaking people living in the Toronto region.


The building of the new City Hall in the 1950s pushed the neighbourhood north. The new settlers, many more skilled and educated, concentrated on opening businesses and offices on Dundas Street West and along Spadina Avenue, giving rise to “New Chinatown.”


As well as a large number of Chinese professionals who practise in the city, numerous Chinese-owned import and export companies, construction firms, electronics companies, and banks have been established. In the 1980s, and the start of the new century, real estate investments by Chinese, especially Hong Kong entrepreneurs, not only changed the look of the old neighbourhoods, but also sparked the creation of new Chinatowns across the city and modern Greater Toronto. But while only one-fourth of the community lives in downtown Chinatown, it remains a major commercial and meeting place for the community. Around Chinese New Year, the streets come alive with the lantern festival, highlighted by the lion and dragon dance. Lucky red envelopes for gifts of money and firecrackers for driving away evil spirits appear in the windows, in anticipation of the event. The image of the Chinese lion weaves its way through the streets as jesters swing colourful lanterns to rouse the powerful beast into a dance amid the sounds of drums and firecrackers.

Financial Institutions
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK OF CATHAY
Address
4950 Yonge St., 10th Floor, #1002, and Tel. 416-597-8545, 2415 Spadina Ave
Phone
416-947-2800

  INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK OF CATHAY (CANADA), (Tel. 416-947-2800, 4950 Yonge St., 10th Floor, #1002, and Tel. 416-597-8545, 2415 Spadina Ave).

HONG KONG BANK OF CANADA
Address
70 York St.; Tel. 416-348-8888, 222 Spadina Ave
Phone
416-868-8000

  HONG KONG BANK OF CANADA, (Tel. 416-868-8000, 70 York St.; Tel. 416-348-8888, 222 Spadina Ave).

BANK OF CHINA
Address
130 King St. W., Suite 2730, and Tel. 416-971-8806, 396 Dundas St. W
Phone
416-362-2991

  BANK OF CHINA, (Tel. 416-362-2991, 130 King St. W., Suite 2730, and Tel. 416-971-8806, 396 Dundas St. W).

Holidays and Celebrations
NEW YEAR’S DAY
Day
20
Month
January

  NEW YEAR’S DAY. Between January 20 and February 19, the Chinese greet each other with “Kung Hei Fat Choy,” meaning “good fortune for the new year.” The Chinese calendar is both lunar and solar. The year comprises 12 new moons and a thirteenth one is added every 12 years. Chinese legend says that Buddha once summoned all the animals to his court and promised them a reward if they came. Only 12 animals showed up and a year was named after each of them. It is believed that a person’s character is dependent on the animal sign under which they are born.

New Year’s celebrations last over 15 days and are primarily a family affair. Prior to the celebration, the house must be cleaned, debts are settled, and it is customary to wear new clothes and shoes. It is believed what happens on New Year’s Day will repeat itself throughout the year. Special foods, tarts, and cakes symbolizing luck and fortune are prepared. The words “always full” are attached to the rice bin in hopes there will never be a shortage of rice. Houses are decorated with poems written on red paper—the colour that symbolizes wealth and prosperity—and no one sweeps the floor during the first day of the holiday for fear of sweeping away wealth. Chinese anticipate that long holidays and large family gatherings may result in heated discussions. The third day of the New Year is designated as one of argument—it is not customary to go visiting on this day. The seventh day of the New Year (corresponding to the day of creation) is the birthday for mankind.

THE FESTIVAL OF CH

  THE FESTIVAL OF CH’ING MING, in March or April, 106 days after the winter solstice, is an occasion to visit family graves and pay respect. The Chinese allot special days to remember the dead.

THE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

  THE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL, held annually by the Toronto Chinese Business Association of Greater Toronto, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon, and is commemorated by a boat race made up of 12 distinctive dragon boats fuelled by the power of more than a dozen rowers. Toronto Harbour plays host to the event in May or June each year. The festival honours Wut Yuen, a virtuous statesman who, it is believed, showed his disapproval of a corrupt government in 295 B.C., by drowning himself. His friends were unsuccessful in finding his body, but prepared rice wrapped in leaves and dropped it in the river to provide nourishment for Wut Yuen’s spirit. In Toronto, the day is celebrated by eating joong (rice wrapped in bamboo leaves), which is sold in bakeries and food shops during the season.

ALL SOULS DAY

  ALL SOULS DAY, in July or August, on the 15th day of the Seventh Moon, is a day for compassion for those spirits who have no descendants or resting place.

MID-AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL

  MID-AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL is held in August or September on the day the moon is at its fullest and brightest. Moon cakes symbolizing good luck are plentiful in Chinatown during this mid-autumn celebration. Similar to Thanksgiving, it is marked by outside dances, poetry readings, hymns, and prayers for a bountiful harvest.

THE FESTIVAL OF THE TOMBS

  THE FESTIVAL OF THE TOMBS, held in September or October, honours deceased ancestors.

THE FESTIVAL OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE

  THE FESTIVAL OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE occurs on the longest night of the year.

LION DANCE FESTIVAL
Day
2
Month
June

  LION DANCE FESTIVAL is a traditional Chinese Festival, and is also one of Toronto’s most spectacular celebrations. The festival promoting Asian arts and culture, inaugurated in 1997, is organized annually by Scadding Court Community Centre. The Lion Dance is said to evoke good fortune and benevolent spirit. The year 2006 Lion Dance Festival from June 2–9th was celebrated with the Lion Dance Film Festival, “Visit of the Lion” Show, Family Day Festival, Friday Night at the ROM, Children’s Cross-cultural Adventure and International Drumming Festival. Lion Dance is also performed during Chinese New Year celebration. Lion Dance Festival, (hotline 416-338-Lion (5466), www.liondancefest.com)

THE KITCHEN GOD FESTIVAL,

  THE KITCHEN GOD FESTIVAL, the preparatory festival for the New Year, occurs during the last days of the Twelfth Moon in December. One week before the New Year, the Kitchen God ascends to heaven to report on the behaviour of the household. Special foods are prepared in the hope that he will give a favourable report and offer his generosity and goodness in the New Year.

NATIONAL DAY OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Day
1
Month
October

  NATIONAL DAY OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, October 1st. Toronto’s Chinese Community traditionally celebrates this day by holding a big banquet or parade in Chinatown and on important anniversary occasions, having a People’s Republic of China flag-raising ceremony at the Ontario Legislature.

Media
CHINESE CANADIAN POST
Address
Fax 416-288-0259, 746 Warden Ave Unit 18
Phone
416-599-8633

  CHINESE CANADIAN POST, (Tel. 416-599-8633, Fax 416-288-0259, 746 Warden Ave Unit 18). Editor: David Lim.

PEOPLE’S DAILY OVERSEAS EDITION
Address
72 Huron St., B/F
Phone
416-599-8633

  PEOPLE’S DAILY OVERSEAS EDITION, (Tel. 416-599-8633, 72 Huron St., B/F).

A1
Address
622 College St
Phone
416-531-9991

  A1, CHIN 1540 AM, (Tel. 416-531-9991, 622 College St). Monday to Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Host: Catherine Miu.

CHINESE RADIO PROGRAM
Address
622 College St, 2nd floor, Rm 205
Phone
416-531-9991

  CHINESE RADIO PROGRAM, CHIN 100.7 FM, (Tel. 416-531-9991, 622 College St, 2nd floor, Rm 205). Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Host: Catherine Miu.

CHINESE GOSPEL BROADCASTING CENTRE OF CANADA
Address
4421 Sheppard Ave. E
Phone
416-466-4303

  CHINESE GOSPEL BROADCASTING CENTRE OF CANADA, (Tel. 416-466-4303, 4421 Sheppard Ave. E).

MANDARIN PROGRAMMING
Address
ext. 467; Fax 416-260-3621
Phone
416-260-3620

  MANDARIN PROGRAMMING, CFMT Channel 47, Cable 4, (Tel. 416-260-3620, ext. 467; Fax 416-260-3621), Sunday 11:00 to 12:00 p.m., 545 Lakeshore Blvd. W)

CANADIAN CHINESE BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Address
700 Gordon Baker Rd
Phone
416-759-9502

  CANADIAN CHINESE BROADCASTING CORPORATION, (Tel. 416-759-9502, 700 Gordon Baker Rd).

CHANNEL 47
Address
Fax 416-260-3621, 545 Lakeshore Blvd. W
Phone
416-260-0047

  CHANNEL 47, (Tel. 416-260-0047, Fax 416-260-3621, 545 Lakeshore Blvd. W).

FAIRCHILD RADIO
Address
135 East Beaver Creek Rd., Unit 788, Richmond Hill
Phone
905-889-1430

  FAIRCHILD RADIO, (AM 1430 & FM 88.9), (Tel. 905-889-1430, 135 East Beaver Creek Rd., Unit 788, Richmond Hill).

MING PAO DAILY NEWS
Address
Fax 416-321-3499, 1355 Huntingwood Dr
Phone
416-321-0088

  MING PAO DAILY NEWS, (Tel. 416-321-0088, Fax 416-321-3499, 1355 Huntingwood Dr). Executive Director: Ka Ming Liu.

SING TAO DAILY
Address
Fax 416-599-6688, 417 Dundas St. W. The largest Chinese daily
Phone
416-596-8140

  SING TAO DAILY, (Tel. 416-596-8140, Fax 416-599-6688, 417 Dundas St. W. The largest Chinese daily). Contact: Peter Lee.

THE EPOCH TIMES
Address
Fax 416-298-1299, www.epochtimes.com, en.epochtimes.com, 201 Consumers Rd, Suite 103
Phone
416-298-1933

  THE EPOCH TIMES, (Tel. 416-298-1933, Fax 416-298-1299, www.epochtimes.com, en.epochtimes.com, 201 Consumers Rd, Suite 103), President: Cindy Gu.

WORLD JOURNAL DAILY
Address
415 Eastern Ave
Phone
416-778-0888

  WORLD JOURNAL DAILY, (Tel. 416-778-0888, 415 Eastern Ave), Contact: May Liu.

Organizations
CHINESE CANADIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL
Address
Fax 416-977-1630, 302 Spadina Ave., Suite 507
Phone
416-977-9871

  CHINESE CANADIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL, (Tel. 416-977-9871, Fax 416-977-1630, 302 Spadina Ave., Suite 507). Executive Director: Victor Wont, President: Colleen Hua.

CHINESE CANADIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL (TORONTO) CHAPTER
Address
Fax 416-596-7248, 302 Spadina Ave., Suite 507
Phone
416-596-0833

  CHINESE CANADIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL (TORONTO) CHAPTER, (Tel. 416-596-0833, Fax 416-596-7248, 302 Spadina Ave., Suite 507). President: Philip Tsui.

THE FEDERATION OF CHINESE CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS
Address
Fax 416-443-8688, 1315 Lawrence Ave., Suite 506
Phone
416-443-8600

  THE FEDERATION OF CHINESE CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS (Tel. 416-443-8600, Fax 416-443-8688, 1315 Lawrence Ave., Suite 506). President: Mr. Ping Tan.

THE FEDERATION OF CHINESE CANADIAN PROFESSIONALS
Address
55 Glenn Hawthorne Blvd, Mississauga
Phone
905-890-3235

  THE FEDERATION OF CHINESE CANADIAN PROFESSIONALS (ONTARIO), (Tel. 905-890-3235, 55 Glenn Hawthorne Blvd, Mississauga). President: Elliot Tse.

TORONTO CHINESE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Address
Fax 416-595-7334, 1220 Ellesmere Rd, Suite 13
Phone
416-595-0313

  TORONTO CHINESE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, (Tel. 416-595-0313, Fax 416-595-7334, 1220 Ellesmere Rd, Suite 13). President: Ralph Heu.

CANADIAN CHINESE GENERAL CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE
Address
Fax 416-502-1566, 200 Consumers Rd, Suite 402
Phone
416-502-9199

  CANADIAN CHINESE GENERAL CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE, (Tel. 416-502-9199, Fax 416-502-1566, 200 Consumers Rd, Suite 402). Chair: Shu Xin

Family and clan organizations offer assistance and provide welfare to members. Chinese regional associations hold picnics and functions throughout the year. There are a number of martial arts groups and Tai Chi societies in the city.

CECIL COMMUNITY CENTRE
Address
Fax 416-292-9120, 3850 Finch Ave. E., Rm 403
Phone
416-292-7510

  CECIL COMMUNITY CENTRE, (Tel. 416-292-7510, Fax 416-292-9120, 3850 Finch Ave. E., Rm 403). Centre for information and community service.

GANG WU LAW FIRM
Address
Fax 416-225-9535, 5799 Yonge St., Suite 409
Phone
416-225-4901

  GANG WU LAW FIRM, (Tel. 416-225-4901, Fax 416-225-9535, 5799 Yonge St., Suite 409). Contact: Gang Wu.

CHINESE COMMUNITY CENTRE OF ONTARIO INC.
Address
84 Augusta Ave
Phone
416-603-1917

  CHINESE COMMUNITY CENTRE OF ONTARIO INC., (Tel. 416-603-1917, 84 Augusta Ave). (Formerly the Chinese Benevolent Association.)

CHINESE FREEMASONS
Address
436 Dundas St. W., 3rd Floor
Phone
416-977-2467

  CHINESE FREEMASONS, (Tel. 416-977-2467, 436 Dundas St. W., 3rd Floor). The oldest Chinese fraternal organization, established in 1905.

Dragon boat races are a popular attraction for the whole community. Toronto’s are hosted by Centre Island every summer.

CHINESE KUNG-FU INSTITUTE OF CANADA
Address
70 Silver Star Blvd., Unit 107
Phone
416-321-6222 or

  CHINESE KUNG-FU INSTITUTE OF CANADA, (Tel. 416-321-6222 or Fax 416-321-9355, 70 Silver Star Blvd., Unit 107). President: Jimmy Chan.

CARE FIRST SENIORS COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Address
479 Dundas St W
Phone
416-585-2013

  CARE FIRST SENIORS COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION, (Tel. 416-585-2013, 479 Dundas St W).

CHINESE TRANSLATION
Address
58 Cecil St
Phone
416-598-2022

  CHINESE TRANSLATION & INFORMATION SERVICE, (Tel. 416-598-2022, 58 Cecil St).

METRO TORONTO CHINESE GOLDEN AGE SOCIETY
Address
58 Cecil St
Phone
416-598-3562

  METRO TORONTO CHINESE GOLDEN AGE SOCIETY, (Tel. 416-598-3562, 58 Cecil St).

ONTARIO CHINESE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Address
260 Spadina Ave., Suite 305
Phone
416-340-7850

  ONTARIO CHINESE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, (Tel. 416-340-7850, 260 Spadina Ave., Suite 305).

ONTARIO SOCIETY FOR CHINESE EDUCATION
Address
Fax 416-229-2033, www.osce.ca, 11 Steeles Ave. E
Phone
416-512-7315

  ONTARIO SOCIETY FOR CHINESE EDUCATION, (Tel. 416-512-7315, Fax 416-229-2033, www.osce.ca, 11 Steeles Ave. E). Contact: Warren Ko, Vice President.

SHIP TOY YEN SOCIETY
Address
108 Beverly St
Phone
416-593-6518

  SHIP TOY YEN SOCIETY, (Tel. 416-593-6518, 108 Beverly St). Performs ancient Chinese sword and spear dancing.

TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY OF CANADA
Address
1376 Bathurst St
Phone
416-656-2110
Web Site
www.toronto.taoist-tai-chi.org

  TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY OF CANADA, (Tel. 416-656-2110, www.toronto.taoist-tai-chi.org, 1376 Bathurst St).

TORONTO CHINESE COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Address
134 D’Arcy St
Phone
416-977-4026

  TORONTO CHINESE COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION, (Tel. 416-977-4026, 134 D’Arcy St).

THE CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Address
Fax 416-351-0510, www.tccca.on.ca, 310 Spadina Ave, 3/F, Suite 301
Phone
416-977-4026

  THE CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION, (Tel. 416-977-4026, Fax 416-351-0510, www.tccca.on.ca, 310 Spadina Ave, 3/F, Suite 301). Executive Director: Eliot Yip.

WOODGREEN COMMUNITY CENTRE CHINESE SERVICES
Address
835 Queen St. E
Phone
416-469-5211

  WOODGREEN COMMUNITY CENTRE CHINESE SERVICES, (Tel. 416-469-5211, 835 Queen St. E). Community Services in Chinese:

ASIAN COMMUNITY AIDS SERVICES
Address
33 Isabella St., Suite 107
Phone
416-963-4300

  ASIAN COMMUNITY AIDS SERVICES, (Tel. 416-963-4300, 33 Isabella St., Suite 107).

CECIL COMMUNITY CENTRE
Address
58 Cecil St
Phone
416-392-1090

  CECIL COMMUNITY CENTRE, (Tel. 416-392-1090, 58 Cecil St).

CHINESE FAMILY LIFE SERVICES OF METRO TORONTO
Address
3330 Midland Ave, Suite 229
Phone
416-979-8299

  CHINESE FAMILY LIFE SERVICES OF METRO TORONTO, (Tel. 416-979-8299, 3330 Midland Ave, Suite 229).

CHINESE INFORMATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Address
3850 Finch Ave. E., Suite 403
Phone
416-292-7510

  CHINESE INFORMATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, (Tel. 416-292-7510, 3850 Finch Ave. E., Suite 403).

EASTVIEW NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE
Address
86 Blake St
Phone
416-392-1750

  EASTVIEW NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE, (Tel. 416-392-1750, 86 Blake St).

CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN MARKHAM
Address
Fax 905-946-9618, 4350 Steeles Ave. E., 2nd floor, Unit 207 (Market Village
Phone
905-946-1137

  CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN MARKHAM, (Tel. 905-946-1137, Fax 905-946-9618, 4350 Steeles Ave. E., 2nd floor, Unit 207 (Market Village).

HONG FOOK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

  HONG FOOK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, (Fax 416-595-1103, 260 Spadina Ave., Suite 408).

IMMIGRANT WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTRE
Address
489 College St., Suite 200
Phone
416-323-9986

  IMMIGRANT WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTRE, (Tel. 416-323-9986, 489 College St., Suite 200).

TORONTO COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
Address
2221 Yonge St., Suite 403
Phone
416-488-0084

  TORONTO COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, (Tel. 416-488-0084, 2221 Yonge St., Suite 403).

METRO TORONTO CHINESE & SOUTHEAST ASIAN LEGAL CLINIC
Address
180 Dundas St. W., Suite 1701
Phone
416-971-9674

  METRO TORONTO CHINESE & SOUTHEAST ASIAN LEGAL CLINIC, (Tel. 416-971-9674, 180 Dundas St. W., Suite 1701).

MON SHEONG HOME FOR THE AGED
Address
36 D’Arcy St
Phone
416-977-3762

  MON SHEONG HOME FOR THE AGED, (Tel. 416-977-3762, 36 D’Arcy St).

MT. SINAI HOSPITAL
Address
Fax 416-586-5211, 600 University Ave., Rm 303
Phone
416-586-5206

  MT. SINAI HOSPITAL (CHINESE OUTREACH PROGRAM), (Tel. 416-586-5206, Fax 416-586-5211, 600 University Ave., Rm 303).

RIVERDALE IMMIGRANT WOMAN’S CENTRE
Address
1326 Gerrard St. E
Phone
416-465-6021

  RIVERDALE IMMIGRANT WOMAN’S CENTRE, (Tel. 416-465-6021, 1326 Gerrard St. E).

SCADDING COURT COMMUNITY CENTRE
Address
707 Dundas St. W
Phone
416-392-0335

  SCADDING COURT COMMUNITY CENTRE, (Tel. 416-392-0335, 707 Dundas St. W).

SUPPORT AND ENHANCE ACCESS SERVICE CENTRE
Address
603 Whiteside Place
Phone
416-362-1375

  SUPPORT AND ENHANCE ACCESS SERVICE CENTRE, (Tel. 416-362-1375, 603 Whiteside Place).

ST. CHRISTOPHER HOUSE
Address
248 Ossington Ave
Phone
416-532-4828

  ST. CHRISTOPHER HOUSE, (Tel. 416-532-4828, 248 Ossington Ave).

ST. STEPHEN’S COMMUNITY HOUSE
Address
91 Bellevue Ave
Phone
416-925-2103

  ST. STEPHEN’S COMMUNITY HOUSE, (Tel. 416-925-2103, 91 Bellevue Ave).

TORONTO CHINESE COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Address
310 Spadina Ave., Suite 301
Phone
416-977-4026

  TORONTO CHINESE COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION, (Tel. 416-977-4026, 310 Spadina Ave., Suite 301).

YEE HONG CENTRE FOR GERIATRIC CARE
Address
Fax 416-321-6313, 2311 McNicoll Ave
Phone
416-321-6333

  YEE HONG CENTRE FOR GERIATRIC CARE, (Tel. 416-321-6333, Fax 416-321-6313, 2311 McNicoll Ave).

WOODGREEN COMMUNITY CENTRE OF TORONTO
Address
815 Danforth Ave, Suite 402
Phone
416-605-6000

  WOODGREEN COMMUNITY CENTRE OF TORONTO, (Tel. 416-605-6000, 815 Danforth Ave, Suite 402).

Tony Luk President of Canada-China Association for the Promotion of International Trade.

Shiu King Kong Ph.D. President of the Sino-Canadian Cultural Exchange Association and honourary president and executive director of Global Union of Hakka and Tsung Tsin Associations of Hong Kong.

WORLD UNITED FORMOSANS FOR INDEPENDENCE CANADA HEADQUARTERS
Address
35 Santa Barbara Rd
Phone
416-512-7771

  WORLD UNITED FORMOSANS FOR INDEPENDENCE CANADA HEADQUARTERS, (Tel. 416-512-7771, 35 Santa Barbara Rd).

VOLUNTEER CENTRE FOR THE CITY OF TORONTO
Address
344 Bloor St. W., Suite 207; Tel. 416-439-1919, 525 Markham Rd
Phone
416-961-6888

  VOLUNTEER CENTRE FOR THE CITY OF TORONTO, (Tel. 416-961-6888, 344 Bloor St. W., Suite 207; Tel. 416-439-1919, 525 Markham Rd).

UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT RECREATION CENTRE
Address
23 Grange Rd
Phone
416-598-3444

  UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT RECREATION CENTRE, (Tel. 416-598-3444, 23 Grange Rd). Executive Director: Ms. Cassandra Wong.

CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE OF GREATER TORONTO
Address
Fax 416-292-9215, www.cccgt.org, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E
Phone
416-292-9293

  CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE OF GREATER TORONTO (CCC), (Tel. 416-292-9293, Fax 416-292-9215, www.cccgt.org, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E). President: Mr. Ming Tat Chung.

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Consulates, Trade Commissions and Tourist Bureaus

CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Address
240 St. George St
Phone
416-964-7260

  CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, (Tel. 416-964-7260, 240 St. George St). Consul General: Mr. Chen Ligang.

CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Address
4350 Steeles Ave. E
Phone
905-946-1272

  CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, (Tel. 905-946-1272, 4350 Steeles Ave. E).

HONG KONG ECONOMIC & TRADE OFFICE
Address
Fax 416-924-3599, 174 St. George St
Phone
416-924-5544

  HONG KONG ECONOMIC & TRADE OFFICE, (Tel. 416-924-5544, Fax 416-924-3599, 174 St. George St). Manager: Daniel Kwong.

Languages
Population
1769195