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Old 05-10-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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In Ottawa black people are spread throughout the city, and no area of the city is really considered to be predominantly black.

The exceptions to the "even spread" would be the Somali community, who are concentrated in Herongate in south east Ottawa, Bayshore and the west end, and a few other areas. Unfortunately, these tend to be the least well off parts of the city.

Another possible exception would be blacks of more francophone origin (Haitians, Congolese, Senegalese, etc.), who tend to be concentrated in and around the Vanier area in the inner east end.

But once again, in no cases would the black populations make up majority in these neighbourhoods of Ottawa.

Across the river, in Gatineau, Quebec, black people are also spread all across the city. Perhaps even moreso than Ottawa. I live in an upper middle-class part of Gatineau and about 10% of the people on my street are black.

The vast majority of black residents of Gatineau are either Haitians or people from French-speaking African countries (Congo, Senegal, Rwanda, Benin, Togo, etc.).
In regards to Gatineau, wouldn't the part that was Hull have more than the other parts of the city?
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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In regards to Gatineau, wouldn't the part that was Hull have more than the other parts of the city?
Not necessarily that many more than there are in the former city of Aylmer or the former city of Gatineau (which is where my street is located, incidentally).
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Since you’re looking for specific areas...

The commercial "heart" of Toronto's black community runs along Eglinton West between Marlee Rd. through to Keele St./Trethewy Rd.

You'll find lot's of restaurants, barber shops, beauty salons, bakeries, record stores, credit unions, clothing stores etc. along this stretch of Eglinton.

The highest concentration of black-owned/focused businesses is on the southside of Eglinton just west of Oakwood Ave. and the "hill" between Glenhaven St. to Trethewy.

Outside this strip - commercial retail is spread out pretty piecemeal across the city.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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i know Windsor in general does, from being so close to downtown Detroit.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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Highly educated and well paid blacks - Mississauga
In between blacks - Brampton
Poor blacks/Recent immigrants - North Etobicoke/NW Toronto (Jane/finch)/Regent park and Scarborough

*Smaller cities like Hamilton, Waterloo, London also have blacks doing ok with the exception of Windsor which is heavily influenced by Detroit.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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Highly educated and well paid blacks - Mississauga
In between blacks - Brampton
Poor blacks/Recent immigrants - North Etobicoke/NW Toronto (Jane/finch)/Regent park and Scarborough

*Smaller cities like Hamilton, Waterloo, London also have blacks doing ok with the exception of Windsor which is heavily influenced by Detroit.
Interesting and I can see that. Scarborough or "Scar City" as some there call it, is another place that comes off as a more Blue collar community. Same with Etobicoke. What about Ajax and Pickering, which also have high Black percentages?

Isn't Hamilton called the Pittsburgh of Canada due to the Steel industry there? Windsor is the Detroit of Canada and there is a long history and connection between the Black communities there. Same with other SW Ontario communities like Amherstburg, Chatham, Dresden, North Buxton and a few others. Can't forget St. Catherines, Welland, Niagara Falls and Fort Erie too.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Interesting and I can see that. Scarborough or "Scar City" as some there call it, is another place that comes off as a more Blue collar community. Same with Etobicoke. What about Ajax and Pickering, which also have high Black percentages?

Isn't Hamilton called the Pittsburgh of Canada due to the Steel industry there? Windsor is the Detroit of Canada and there is a long history and connection between the Black communities there. Same with other SW Ontario communities like Amherstburg, Chatham, Dresden, North Buxton and a few others. Can't forget St. Catherines, Welland, Niagara Falls and Fort Erie too.
Old slang talks for the Toronto headz:
Scarborough aka "Scarlem".
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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Old slang talks for the Toronto headz:
Scarborough aka "Scarlem".
Scarberia as well, I believe.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Toroto, Ontario
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Hi CKHTHANKGOD,

Just have a quick question, by any chance, are you doing a research regarding the population of black people in Canada? It seems that you would like to know where the concentration of Black people are in each of the Canadian Provinces. There are so many different kinds of black people, some are from American Blacks, some are from Somalia, Ethiopia, West Africa, etc...Also, the Carribean (such as St. Lucia, Trinidad...) Some of the Indian from India, are also look like Black, too...
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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Hi CKHTHANKGOD,

Just have a quick question, by any chance, are you doing a research regarding the population of black people in Canada? It seems that you would like to know where the concentration of Black people are in each of the Canadian Provinces. There are so many different kinds of black people, some are from American Blacks, some are from Somalia, Ethiopia, West Africa, etc...Also, the Carribean (such as St. Lucia, Trinidad...) Some of the Indian from India, are also look like Black, too...
No, I'm just interested in how the Black populations in cities and towns in Canada live in terms of patterns. I know about the diverse black population there and the varied history too.

I think the reason I became interested is when I was in college, I took a Canadian Politics class at SUNY-Oswego. I had a project in that class that was pertaining to Nova Scotia. What surprised me at the time was how long the Black community has been there and where the descendants of that Black community came from. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm related to some of the Black people in Nova Scotia due to where my mother comes from(South Carolina, a state where many came from).
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