The Macedonian community began their initial arrival and settlement in Cabbagetown, in Toronto’s East end at the turn of the century. Sts Cyril and Methody Macedono-Bulgarian Church, which was established in 1910, became the primary site for Macedonian cultural, social, political and religious life. The church played a large role for this ethnic group in transition, and united groups of immigrants from different villages into a single ethno-religious community. It is believed that in 1940, approximately 1200 Macedonian families resided in Toronto. At the time, this was the largest Macedonian community in Canada, and probably North America.
For further reading on the Macedonian community in Cabbagetown:
- Sojourners and Settlers: The Macedonian Community in Toronto to 1940, Lillian Petroff
- Immigrants: A Portrait of the Urban Experience 1890-1930, Robert F. Harney and Harold Troper
CRPM will partner with St. Cyril’s Macedonian Church, Regent Park, in 2010 to digitize their archival collection for their 100th anniversary and provide a photo exhibit from the material. We are supplying technical, archival and educational expertise, as well as training students on the project.
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