Little Portugal

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  • Little Portugal

  • Artist: Pedro Ferreira
  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Country: Canada
  •  Little Portugal is located on Dundas Street West in Toronto, hosting a concentrated community with social, cultural, commercial and religious institutions. Portuguese immigrants shape this neighborhood, one of the most visible cultural enclaves in Toronto populated by individuals who have migrated from mainland Portugal, the Azores Islands and Madeira, and from ex-colonies which include Brazil, Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde. The first wave of Portuguese immigrants arrived in Canada in the 1950’s. During the 60’s and 70’s the numbers steadily increased. In 2001 Canada had a population of more than 350,000 Portuguese immigrants, 95,000 of whom lived in Toronto. In 2014 many Portuguese emigrants cite similar reasons for moving across the ocean; a low standard of living and limited socio-economic opportunities force people to leave Portugal.

  • Accession #: 4605
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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