Toronto Star: Greater Toronto Area Immigration Trends

February 21, 2014

Maps: Where immigrants settled in the GTA

These maps are based upon Statistics Canada data from the 2006 census to track changes in diversity since before 1941. The maps provide the most comprehensive — some say the last complete — snapshot of immigration patterns across the GTA.

They paint a picture of a major shift in immigration to the GTA beginning in the 1960s and growing rapidly each consecutive decade, from mostly European immigration to, in the last census period, natives of India, China, the Philippines and Pakistan.

According to the StatsCan data, 2.4 million immigrants have made the GTA their home since before 1941. The maps confirm for the first time what we’ve known anecdotally for years — that the GTA is home to the world.

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Reference: Toronto Star

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