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Catharines community rallied together five years ago to begin a substantial renovation process which cost over half a million dollars. We are happy that today it is serving a 700-strong community as the center for Armenian Christian education.We hope it will bring back generations of lost Armenians. s modernization and whose special connection to the Armenian church follows his own father? In contrast to Ontario, the Quebec Armenian communities were late to develop.
Soon, other Armenians began arriving in the southern Ontario industrial towns of Hamilton, Brantford and St. Catharines, each with an Armenian population of 500, while Toronto numbered 200. Kaprielian, professor of Modern Armenian and Immigration History at California State University, Fresno, was born in Hamilton and is herself descended from these early southern Ontario settlers. Gregory the Illuminator was constructed through a united effort and quickly became a focal point for Armenians in Canada.s and lived in the small fishing village of Port Hope, it was not until decades later that any substantial Armenian immigration to Canada began.In fact, few Armenians traveled to Canada during the nineteenth century and even fewer remained. Official records show that between 18, 1,577 Armenians entered the United States through the Canadian land border.Some Armenians, led by the dream of coming to America, passed through Canada hoping to avoid the mandatory U. Others arrived in Canada from the Ottoman Empire and Russia and a small number relocated from various regions of the U. The earliest history of Armenians in Canada is mostly an unknown chapter.Some Armenians, led by the dream of coming to America, passed through Canada hoping to avoid the mandatory U. Others arrived in Canada from the Ottoman Empire and Russia and a small number relocated from various regions of the U. The few that settled or studied in Canada in the early years included individuals like Armenag Haigazian and Paul Courian, both Protestant Armenians probably encouraged to make the journey by missionaries in the Ottoman Empire.After the Second World War, Canada radically changed its immigration policy, which previously gave priority to “white” immigrants.
Middle East Armenians, fleeing the various national crises of their regions, constituted the majority of postwar Armenian immigration. s Armenian populations boomed as they absorbed the majority of new immigrants.
In 1925, with some 70 Armenians living in Montreal, the Armenian-American Encyclopedic Almanac lists 43 Armenian-owned businesses in the province, including dry-goods retailers, restaurants, grocers, shoemakers and a photography studio.
As other Western countries welcomed the Armenian refugees after the Genocide, Canada officially closed its doors to Armenians.
In 1908, Canada had classified Armenians as Asiatics, who along with Africans and Asians were considered undesirable.
Other than isolated cases this halted most Armenian immigration to Canada for the next half century. Ironically, while the majority of Armenians were shut out of Canada, the Genocide was extensively covered in the Canadian press.
After the massacres in Turkey, roughly 1,200 refugees (predominantly young women and children) arrived as domestic workers, picture brides or under the sponsorship of relatives. The Toronto Globe daily spearheaded a “Starving Armenians” campaign, along with the Canadian branch of the Lord Mayor?