- Serbs of Toronto
The Serbs of Toronto are a minority. Abroad, Toronto is said to be home to the 3rd largest Serb population.
One of the first Serbian immigrants in Toronto was Sremac Herceg. He arrived in August 1903. A great number of Serbian settlers that came in 1912 were from Nis region. In between Balkan Wars and WWI, in Toronto lived more than two hundred Serbs. [http://sabornik.com/index.php?lang=en&ldd=history]
Toronto Population by Language in 2001 showed 13,635 Serbians [http://anton.panchishin.com/docs/toronto_demographics.xls] .
The 2006 census showed that the total of single and multiple ethnic origin responses for Serbian was 25,160. Single ethnic origin responses was 17,265 while multiple ethnic origin responses was 7,890 [http://www.statcan.ca] . Also the total of single and multiple ethnic origin responses for Yugoslav was 12,685. Single ethnic origin responses was 4,950 while multiple ethnic origin responses was 7,725.
Toronto’s folk-dance group Hajduk Veljko (founded 1964) danced at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and at Expo ’86 in Vancouver, and Toronto’s Oplenac (1973) [http://multiculturalcanada.ca/Encyclopedia/A-Z/s3/4] .
Serbian White Eagles
[http://www.svetisavatoronto.com/| St Sava serbian orthodox church, Toronto]
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