Toronto, tomorrow’s indigenous city growing indigenous population

Viewers take in Aboriginal stage performances at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. (Photos by Dennis Hanagan)

By Dennis Hanagan Special to Turtle Island News TORONTO — With the Indigenous population here numbering in the tens of thousands, services have sprung up to help them with their specific health and employment needs. Several of those services were represented at Dundas Square June 28 when the Native Canadian Centre Toronto held its 8th annual Aboriginal History Month celebration Toronto’s urban indigenous population numbers from 70,000 to 80,000. NCCT Executive Director Larry Frost says the number is steadily growing with more Indigenous people migrating to Toronto, especially young people. “They’re coming here to seek work, jobs and they’re looking at going to university, college or just coming to Toronto to start a new life,” says Frost. “With a fast growing youth population … you’re going to see it escalate…

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