What are the problems Maharashtrians face

South Asian Canadian in Greater Toronto Area - Soundstream (band)

South Asian Canadian in the greater Toronto area accounts for 17% of the region's population out of 1 million as of 2016. Toronto is the rights visible minority in the region and the target of more than the relations of relations that come from India to Canada and India is the source of awareness in the greater Toronto area.


Indo-Canadians states have moved to Toronto over the years.

Air India Flight 182 was bombed in 1985. The largest of those affected in the Toronto area. In 2007 a memorial to Air India 182 interests was established in Toronto.

From 1986 to 1995, over 140,000 people of South Asian descent were born in the Toronto area. Another 266,000 arrived between 1996 and 2006.

Until 2007, the South Asians had philanthropic entitlements.


As of 2011, the main areas of the Indo-religious settlement are Scarborough and Etobicoke in Toronto and the suburbs of Brampton, Markham and Mississauga. Brampton has its large South Asian community nicknamed "Bramladesh", "Brown Town" and "Singhdale".

The first people of South Asian descent to settle in Toronto, the acts in Downtown. As the community matured, the South Asians, countries dragged into suburbs and suburbs.


There were 504,005 South Asians in the Toronto area according to the Statistics Canada 2001 census. Of these, 345,855 were heard as East Indian, 45,240 were Sri Lankan, 33,145 were Tamil, 32,305 were never South Asian, 20,480 were Punjabi, 6,435 were Bangladeshi, 3,795 were Bengali, 2,725 were Goan, 1,970 were Sinhalese, 1,830 were Gujarati, 385 were.

From around 1990 there were higher proportions of Gujaratis and Punjabis, there were a number of Maharashtrians were fewer.


Indo-Canadians in Greater Toronto have a ratio of $ 86,425, which is also considered to be the status of $ 81,709, but also as the value of the Toronto Metropolitan Area Census of $ 95,326.

Indha Rajagopal, the author of "The Glass Ceiling in the Vertical Mosaic: Indian Relations with Canada," analyzed the 1986 government census. She concluded that the Indo-Canadians in Toronto had heard salaries than other Toronto people, indigenous people, and heard. Rajagopal stated that certificates issued by the administration abroad, in Canada, have not been used. Like the Indo-Canadians in Ontario, they are more likely to have received a university degree than the general population that the Indo-Canadians do not receive a joint income.

Schadener and Bengal

Aminur Rahim, author of an article on the Bengali of Ontario, wrote that around 1973 Toronto became a Bangladeshi community of its own.

Indo-Caribbean and Indo-Guyanese

Indo-Guyanese moved to Toronto around 1967 because the intelligibility restrictions were relaxed and his Guyana was discriminated against. In 1990, Bruce Ally, the author of an article on Indo-Guyanese in Toronto, wrote that they were "relative newbies".

When the Indo-Guyanese first arrived, many many of them still had no personal work. Educational and qualification skills, authority needs and eligibility and that of Canadians. Many of them who were in residential settings were the elders who were forced into retirement homes. In Guyana, there are living spaces that can accommodate entire large families. Many of the Indo-Guyanese who settled in Toronto, in areas far from worship centers, and these conditions were often non-Indo-Guyanese and various sermons in languages ​​not seen by the Indo-Guyanese. As of 1990, many Indo-Guyanese were underpaid in terms of qualifications and confidence, and by 1990 they had not gained as much political power as compared to their political situation in their own homeland. Indo-Guyanese students entering the university with rates that are about state rights, parental pressures, and the social commitment to education that the people who were lying down had that education.


As of this year, the greatest Maharahstrians existed as skilled workers, although there were other professions included. Interests that rights as professionals, rights in general, rights to castes, such as brahmins, marathas and kayasthas.

Sri Lankans

From 1970 to 1975 a wave came to Toronto from Sri Lanka.


Punjabi was historically the religious Indian language among South Asians in Toronto. When immigration from other South Asian countries increased and at the same time immigration from other countries in India increased, that of the Punjabi spokeswoman and the entire South Asian reluctance. Today Urdu, Punjabi and Tamil are the three most familiar languages ​​in Toronto's South Asian community, with Gujarati and Marathi being the fastest settings.


Channel Punjabi programs are sold in the Toronto area.

In 1980 there were several Indo-Pakistani language magazines in the Toronto area, two in Gujarati and one each in Hindi and Urdu. At that time there were no Punjabi periods in the Toronto area.


The Toronto Marathi Bhashik Mandal ("Marathi Spokesperson Association"), Toronto The proper Maharashtrian organization was established in 1970. Ram Mulgund, an actuary in one of the relevant societies, who also served from Brihan Maharashtra Mandal (BMM), stated that the high level of education of the Maharashtr women made them the main operating persons of the Marathi Bhashik Mandal.


In 2012, Dakshana Bascaramurty of The Globe and Mail wrote that the various ethnically-merchanting powers and many Indo-Canadians prefer that since the prices of saris and salwar kameezes in Toronto are in India and South Asia, many prefer to travel to South Asia to buy the clothes.

In 2011 there were two GTA theaters, alternately the Albion cinema, is owned by the showing of Indian films. SG O. Jafry Behaviors 1969 Canada's first Indian cinema, determined to have Indian films and North Toronto High Schools from 1969. There were once eight Indian cinemas in the Toronto area, but the rise of home video has put many out of business.


Religious groups in Toronto that Indo-Canadians include include Hindus, Muslims, Zoroastrian Parsis, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists. In 2006, the Toronto area had 191,305 Hindus and 90,590 Sikhs.

Sufi Islamic sects from South Asia practiced in Toronto include Chishti, Naqshbandi, and Qadri Orders and Inayat Khan Sufi Orders of the West. The Sufi Circle of Toronto, originally the Society for the Understanding of the Finite and Infinite (SUFI), was founded by Dr. Mirza Qadeer Baiq, a Shaikh from Ajmer, India, who served as a professor in the University of Toronto's Department of Islamic Studies. The Sufi Circle was founded as part of the Chishti Order.

The 1981 Canadian Census found that there were 11,620 Sikhs in the Toronto area. Philip Marchand, the author of a July 1982 Toronto Life article about Sikhs in Toronto, stated the population was in the range of 25,000 to 50,000.


As of 1990, the North York Heritage Language program has supported educational programs in various languages ​​of India, including Gujarati, Punjabi and Marathi. Beginning in 1990, the Toronto Marathi program saw a decline in enrollments as the Marathi community was less concentrated and smaller than communities of other Indian languages.

The Toronto Marathi Bhashik Mandal established a Marathi language school for children in 1974 with 15 volunteer teachers after conducting surveys in the Toronto area. It took place on Sundays, with each class lasting two to three hours. Marathi texts from India were used as teaching material due to the lack of teaching materials for English media. At that time the school had classes of five students each. A Canadian federal grant supported this program from 1978 to 1989.


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