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  • Tags: 1980s
“Bathurst subway station was the original hangout. I recall [when] the TTC put up 'No Loitering' signs and had a police presence there to move along the gathering of Black folk. It was natural. Black kids from Central Tech walked to the station after…
"Night of sparkling soul. Thousands jammed the grandstand at the Canadian National Exhibition last night to hear performer Whitney Houston. Houston: first cousin to Dionne Warwick: was a sometime protege of soul great Aretha Franklin. Houston has…
”one of the largest public high schools in Toronto provided education for first and second generation new Canadians in the Annex community.”
”Roman’s N Care is the full-service beauty salon that gives: Service out of this world!”
”A landmark for tourists and an entertaining shopping experience for all. Honest Ed's was a one-of-a-kind bargain centre that had everything from wine to twine.”
”Neighbourhoods like Toronto’s Kensington Market have helped shape our country by providing newcomers a first stop in Canada.”
”Caribana featuring A Tribe Called Quest; Shabba Ranks; Jungle Brothers; Burning Spear and more.”
"The stretch of small businesses on Eglinton Avenue West from Allen Road to Dufferin Street are a part of a Black Caribbean community called 'Little Jamaica.' From the mass migration of Jamaicans and other Anglo-Caribbean citizens to Canada from the…
”Your One Stop Shop – Hair salon/ beauty care products/ Cosmetics/ Clothes/ Audio & Video products and so much more.”
”The Thorntons were active in the local black community and known for their kindness to others who escaped from slavery.”
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