Russian population in GTA exceeds 100,000
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May 02, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Russian population in GTA exceeds 100,000

InsideToronto.com

More than 118,000 Russians live in the Greater Toronto Area, representing about 2.1 per cent of the population.

The City of Toronto saw an influx of Russian immigrants, particularly Russians of Jewish faith, in the late 1980s and the 1990s.

Many settled along the Bathurst Street corridor between Sheppard and Steeles avenues.

Organizations that service the Russian Jewish community include the Jewish Russian Community Centre at 18 Rockford Rd. and Maon Noam at 15 Torresdale Ave.

Organizations serving the broader Russian community include the Russian Canadian Cultural Aid Society at 91 Kersdale Ave. and Russian House Community Centre at 254 The Queensway.

Constituencies in Toronto with significant Russian populations are: York Centre (10.1 per cent Russian), Eglinton-Lawrence (6.7 per cent Russian), Willowdale (4.1 per cent Russian), Don Valley West (3.4 per cent Russian) and Parkdale-High Park (3.3 per cent Russian).

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