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Riverdale Historical Society September Event
"The Chinese in Toronto" - a presentation by Arlene Chan.

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Place:   St. Matthew's Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave. at Langley
Date:   Tuesday, September 30,2014
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From Issue No. 233 | September 26, 2014

After the completion of the CPR railway in 1885, a hostile British Columbia sent Chinese labourers eastwards in search of employment and a more welcoming place. In 1894, the Chinese population in Toronto numbered 50. Today, no less than half a million Chinese live in the Greater Toronto Area.

With a focus on Chinatown East at Broadview and Gerrard, Arlene will show archival photographs from her books, "The Chinese Community in Toronto: Then and Now" and "The Chinese in Toronto from 1878: From Outside to Inside the Circle", which was nominated for the 2013 Heritage Toronto Book Award and 2014 Ontario Speaker's Book Award.

Admission free to RHS members, $4 non-members. Memberships $15 a year available at the door.

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