This database of "Black Toronto" highlights a long history of blackness in the Canadian public sphere. Through (re)creating space and place in the archive, the mapping of “Black Toronto” challenges what it means to be Canadian.
”The name was derived from Malcolm X’s 'Message to the Grass Roots' speech. Inspired by the 'do for self' sentiment of early 90’s hip hop… Too Black…
An online resource of Black spaces and places in Toronto, Canada during the mid to late twentieth century.
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A community hub and meeting place for black immigrants from the African diaspora.
”An all-ages gangster rap extravaganza in the heart of Rexdale in 1992.”
A local shopping mall in the Agincourt neighbourhood of Scarborough.
A large music venue at Canada's Wonderland built to attract music fans.
”The Fantastic $5.00 Concert Series - $5.00 Plus Park Admission Ticket. A Great Line-Up of Summer Concerts at a Price That's Music To Your Ears!”