Toronto Canada Chinatown, Giclee Prints

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Toronto Canada Chinatown, Giclee Prints

Toronto Canada Chinatown

Gallery wrapped giclée print

11×14 inches by Hall Groat II

Toronto Canada Chinatown.  Gallery wrapped giclée prints available in standard and custom sizes.  Toronto Canada Chinatown  Prints are  perfect for home, office, or interior design projects.

Toronto Canada Chinatown print sizes:  5×7″–$40 | 6×8″–$45| 8×10″–$60 | 11×14″– $90 | 16×20″– $165 | 18×24″– $250 | 24×30″–$325 | 30×40″–$450

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The first Chinatown of Toronto existed from the 1870s to 1961 along York Street and Elizabeth Street between Queen and Dundas street within Toronto’s Ward district. Most of the space is now occupied by the new Toronto City Hall and its civil square, with only one third of this original Chinatown left south of Dundas.

Even with the strict limitations placed on Chinese immigration with the Chinese Immigration Act of 1885, the first Toronto Chinatown took shape in the early 1900s as hundreds of Chinese men settled close to Union Station after helping to build the Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada. The men originally found lodgings close to the railway station due to its convenience.[4]

By 1910, the Chinese population in Toronto numbered over a thousand. As in the rest of Canada and the US, due to entry resistance into other areas of employment the Chinese of Toronto had to resort to the labor of food service and washing laundry.[1] In this time, hundreds of Chinese-owned businesses had developed, consisting mainly of restaurants, grocery stores and hand laundries. The Chinese laundries competed with the other Torontonian laundries leading to publicly called boycotts and demands for the city government to cancel or withhold business licenses from Chinese operators.[1] By the 1930s, Chinatown was a firmly established and well-defined community that extended along Bay Street between Dundas Street and Queen Street. Like the rest of the country, Chinatown suffered a severe downturn in the Great Depression, with the closing of more than 116 hand laundries and hundreds of other businesses.[5] The community began to recover after World War II as Canada’s general economic fortunes improved. The Chinese population greatly increased as the wives and descendants of the Chinese men already in Canada immigrated to the city after the country’s Chinese exclusion act was lifted in 1967.[1] In the following decades, students and skilled workers arrived from Hong Kong, Guangdong and Chinese communities in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean further increased the Chinese population which lead to the creation of additional Chinese communities east of Toronto.



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