Posted by: Anni Orekh | July 27, 2011

Dominican Republic Community in Canada

Dominican Rep. People in Canada

The Latin American population in Toronto, Ontario  is pretty small if you compare it to any major US cities like New York or Los Angeles and Spanish speaking community of Business owned by dominicans in Toronto   is not least. The countries that tend to have more representation are from El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and more recently from Colombia and Mexico, there is smaller numbers of people from the Spanish speaking Caribbean such as Cuba and the Dominican Republic, not many from Puerto Rico but there are.

Toronto, Ontario  where people from the Dominican Rep.  are also establish  with a population of 2.48 million people (5.5 million in the GTA – Greater Toronto Area) is heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world and is ranked as the safest large metropolitan area in North America by Places Rated Almanac. Over 140 languages and dialects are spoken here, and just over 30 per cent of Toronto residents speak a language other than English or French at home.

Toronto does not have any real underlying racial issues. To an extent yes, immigrants have a harder time finding good employment and their living standards lag. But thats to be expected of any immigrant group. People who are profeciant in English and have a descent educational background do fine regardless of race. The reason people of Asian or Indian descent are viewed favorably is because they used to have some of the highest levels of educational attainment and a descent number come to Canada with a certain amount of wealth to begin with.

Ethnicity

The Dom  Rep. people is compound and come from a diverse country  like in Canada.  Dominicans  have their mix population from  European,  Jewish and African population. Dominicans don’t mind being called “black” but not all dominicans have black heritage, take Eva Arias, or Amelia Vega.  Being from the Dominican Rep. is an ethnicity and a Nationality , and no one outside of the US calls themselves an African-American…….Its a ridiculous title, considering the small amount of  ” black Americans” that actually have ties to Africa… and  by the way in a HUMAN skin color  that is really light or  dark  BROWN not black. Personally I’ve never seen or met someone ‘black’.

 BUSINESSES OF  THE DOMINICAN REP. PEOPLE  IN CANADA

The Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba in Latin America. The country is well known for its sugar production, its excelent  all-inclusive resorts and its year-round golf courses.  Dominicans have an enormous ex-pat community. There are many Dominicans in Toronto,  Quebec  and other canadian  regions or cities . There are more than 400,000 only in  New York, USA.  Dominicans are the second largest Hispanic population in the US and a growing one in Canada. I’m sure they will be reading the book and talking about it.

There are a lot of Dominicans originals  from  DR  living also in Montréal  who obviously goes at the merengue festival and also there is also a lot of dominicans from the north East part of the USA (especially New York, Vermont and Connecticut ) who comes at this festival. Year after year this festival is a bigger success. 

Dominican Food in Toronto

Music & Entertainment  : Merengue, Bachata, Salsa , Modern & electronic/dance music .

The music of the Dominican Republic is known primarily for merengue, though bachata, salsa and other forms are also popular. Merengue is a musical genre native to the Dominican Republic. Swift beats from güira or maracas percussion sections, and drums such as the tambora. The accordion is also common, and is mostly heard in merengue típico

Baseball , DR’s national sports is also in Montreal, Canada

Fine Art in Montreal by a Dominican Rep.  painter 

Politics in Canada:  Jose Núñez Melo Tuesday became the first Dominican to reach Canada’s Parliament though his compatriot Marcos R. Tejada failed to win a seat in that nation’s parliamentary elections, montrealgazette.ca and lavalnews.ca report.

He founded his own publishing business, Les Éditions Panaméricaines, in 1994. This company published the most prestigious Spanish language periodical in Montreal.

Hair Salons

Martha Beauty Centre
2708 Jane Street (entre Sheppard & Finch)
Toronto, Ontario
Tel. 416- 746- 3127.

Angela’s (Estilista Dominicana)
384 Kerr street, Oakville,Ontario
(905)-844-1482.

Of all Caribbean islands, the D.R. is probably the biggest producer of agricultural and industrial goods. Read on The rise of the Dominican Republic and how you can profit from it

Dominicans Eye business in Canada

Canada & Dominican Republic

The Hidden Faith: Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic in Montreal

 

 

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