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Old 05-08-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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What are some neighborhoods in Canadian cities with a concentration of Black people? From what I know:

In the Halifax it would be the North End/Uniacke Square, Preston(especially North Preston), Cherrybrook, Hammonds Plains and parts of Dartmouth, among others.

In Edmonton, the area around 97 Street and 111 Avenue.

In Vancouver, the Strathcona area, Burnaby and Surrey, among others.

In Montreal, Little Burgundy, Saint-Henri, Montreal-Nord, among others

In Toronto, Rexdale(Etobicoke), Regent Park, Jane and Finch aka University Heights(No. York), parts of Scarborough like Malvern and West Hill among others; Lawrence Heights(No. York), Eglinton West(York) and many more.

What about cities like Ottawa, Windsor, Quebec City, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Hamilton, St. John's NB, Victoria, St. Catherines, Niagara Falls, Chatham-Kent and other communities?

Here's some interesting info. I came across online, for thouse that are interested: Saint John's Black Community: Heritage Resources Saint John

Alberta's Black Pioneer Heritage - Calgary (http://blackpioneers.albertasource.ca/communities/urban/calgary/index.html - broken link)

Alberta's Black Pioneer Heritage - Edmonton (http://blackpioneers.albertasource.ca/communities/urban/edmonton/index.html - broken link)

Alberta's Black Pioneer Heritage - Communities (http://blackpioneers.albertasource.ca/communities/index.html - broken link)

African-Canadian Heritage Tour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black History in Guelph and Wellington County (http://guelph.ca/museum/BlackHistory/wellington.htm - broken link)

Archives of OntarioImages of Black History: Exploring the Alvin McCurdy Collection

North American Black Historical Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

<title>Owen Sound's Black History

Black Canadians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://museum.gov.ns.ca/blackloyalis...2_lgrepeat.htm

http://www.islandregister.com/bremnerm.html#Bog

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Old 05-09-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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I can only really vouch for Toronto. You are correct about Rexdale, Malvern, West Hill, the whole Jane "strip" aka Jane & Finch corridor (I've never heard of University Heights being used by anybody). Add "Little Somalia" (The northern strip of the Kingsview area along Dixon Rd.), and you have the neighborhood’s with the highest concentration of Black people.

Keep in mind that blacks might be over-represented as part of their overall percentage of the total population in these neighborhoods, but these are not majority Black neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are quite diverse. Everything from Russian to Vietnamese can be found in these neighbourhoods.
All in all, the Black population is pretty spread out in Toronto.

The situation in the suburbs of Toronto is even more spread out - here's some numbers of total population if you’re interested;

Black population

City of Toronto: 310,495
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GTA (suburbs of Toronto)

Mississauga- 37,850
Brampton- 32,070
Hamilton*- 10,455
Pickering- 8,070
Markham- 7,860
Ajax- 7,090
Vaughan- 3,580
Oshawa*- 3,085
Oakville- 2,770
Richmond Hill- 2,650
Burlington- 2,305
Newmarket- 1,170

For Canada wide comparison;

Toronto, ON: 310,495
Montreal, QC: 139,300
Ottawa, ON: 38,185
Vancouver, BC: 18,410
Edmonton, AB: 14,095
Calgary, AB: 13,665
Halifax, NS: 13,080
Hamilton, ON: 12,855
Winnipeg, MN: 11,440
Windsor, ON: 8,130
London, ON: 7,615
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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Also in Montreal there's Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Cote-Des-Neiges, Plamondon, Snowdon, and seems to me there's a high population in Pierrefonds.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Nova Scotia
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Here are a couple links for Nova Scotia Black Business Initiative (BBI) | 2009 this one is Black Business Initiative, they do a lot of good things for the Black Community, Black Settlement in Nova Scotia Black Canadians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia this one gives some history of Black Canadians, I know it is wiki but it is still informative.
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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For Calgary, It was or is around 8 Avenue and 4 Street. In Charlottestown PEI, it was an area named "The Bog". In Hamilton, it is around this church, which is on John Street: Stewart Memorial Church
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:17 PM
 
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Little Burgundy, in Montreal, is the historical black community but it is a relatively small community. One would need to climb up to NDG (Notre-Dame-de-Grace) to find more of the Black community along with Snowdon and Cote-des-Neiges which are close by. Further west is Pierrefonds and further east one will find the biggest black areas mainly populated by Haitians and these neighborhoods are St-Michel, Montreal-Nord and RDP (Rivière des Prairies).
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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Little Burgundy, in Montreal, is the historical black community but it is a relatively small community. One would need to climb up to NDG (Notre-Dame-de-Grace) to find more of the Black community along with Snowdon and Cote-des-Neiges which are close by. Further west is Pierrefonds and further east one will find the biggest black areas mainly populated by Haitians and these neighborhoods are St-Michel, Montreal-Nord and RDP (Rivière des Prairies).
So, would you say most are in SW Montreal?
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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So, would you say most are in SW Montreal?
No, most, especially the big haitian community, is in the NE. In Montreal-Nord, St-Michel and RDP. While in the west (NDG, CDN and Little burgundy) it is mostly small pockets here and there.
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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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.).
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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I'm just talking about in high concentration, not necessarily predominately. I think Preston in Nova Scotia is the only predominately Black community in the country at around 69.4% Black. North Preston, in particular, might be close to 100% Black and East Preston also has a high percentage of Black people as well.
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