”Little Jamaica”

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Title

”Little Jamaica”

Description

"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 early sixties to late seventies a small business class grew close to where the Caribbean community had settled in Toronto. Restaurants/ grocery stores/ bakeries/ record shops/ beauty salons and barbershops brought people from far and wide to Eglinton Avenue West especially on the weekends. Gentrification spurred by high rents/ lack of business/ and transit improvements are slowly eroding what is left of Little Jamaica today."

Type

Coverage

York

Spatial Coverage

”Eglinton Avenue West”

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Date Added
July 4, 2018
Collection
Islands in the North
Item Type
Text
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Citation
“”Little Jamaica”,” Database - Islands in the North, accessed July 11, 2020, http://items.islandsinthenorth.com/items/show/1250.