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Koreatown, Toronto

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Koreatown is an ethnic enclave in Toronto, Ontario, Canada known for its Korean businesses. It is located along Bloor Street between Christie and Bathurst Streets in Seaton Village. The adoption of a more liberal immigration policy by the Canadian government in 1967 led to an influx of Korean immigrants, many of whom settled in the Toronto area. Indeed, Toronto has the largest single concentration of Koreans in Canada with almost 50,000 living in the city, according to the 2001 Census. Many of them settled in the Bloor and Bathurst area, and before long, a small Korean business neighbourhood emerged along Bloor Street, centred on the intersection of Bloor and Manning Avenue. Restaurants, bakeries, gift shops, grocery stores, and travel agencies began to open up, most of which catered to the Korean-Canadian community. Today, although many Koreans work in the region, very few Koreans actually live in Koreatown.Prior to the influx of Korean immigrants in the 1980s, the section of Bloor West of Bathurst was heavily populated by people from Central and South America.
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  • If you ever start craving Korean food, this is the place to go. It's located close to the subway, just ride the train to Bathurst Station. Bunch of Korean restaurants, desserts, general stores to visi...  more »
  • This Korea town located about 30 minutes by bus from where I live is Korea's restaurant at affordable prices, not to mention Japan goods, sweets, ingredients hand with ease in featured. It is recommended to wander around alone and walking on the street, many still cute pun shop you'll find.
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  • Packed with restaurants and food choices. Small area and easy to walk around. Some very nice stationary/gift stores. K-pop staff we only found in Just you Sarah and Tom. Also you might want to try the...  more »

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