Brazilian

Brazilian

Subtitle
The Brazilian Community

The excitement of Rio’s Carnival, with its spectacular costumes and pulsating samba music, is re-enacted every February by Toronto’s Brazilian community in two charity balls, attracting a large crowd of Brazilians, Canadians, and other ethnic groups. The festivities coincide with the celebrations held in every state of Brazil, with lots of music, dances, food, and folklore.
The Brazilian community has grown in numbers over the last few years and has established itself mostly in Toronto’s downtown area, known as Little Portugal. Brazilians first arrived in the city in the late 1980s as economic refugees, taking jobs in construction and the blue-collar trades. Today, the community has approximately 4,500 people and includes people working in many occupations and professions.

Holidays and Celebrations
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Day
7
Month
September

  INDEPENDENCE DAY. On September 7th, Brazilians celebrate their National Day (Independence Day).

Media
BRASIL NEWS
Address
1116 Dundas Street W Toronto, ON M6J 1X2
Phone
(416) 538-4298
Web Site
www.brasilnews.ca

  BRASIL NEWS, (Tel. 416-538-4298, brasilnews@brasilnews.ca, 877 College St., Suite 201); contact: Tania Nuttall.

THE BRAZILIANIST MAGAZINE (cannot locate)
Address
Fax 416-533-8658, www.brazilianist.com
Phone
416-826-1455

  THE BRAZILIANIST MAGAZINE, (Tel. 416-826-1455, Fax 416-533-8658, www.brazilianist.com); contact: Teresa Botelho.

INTERLISTA DE NEGÓCIOS (cannot locate)
Address
Fax 416-927-9530, www.interlista.com
Phone
416-201-1009

  INTERLISTA DE NEGÓCIOS, (Tel. 416-201-1009, Fax 416-927-9530, www.interlista.com); contact: Teresa Botelho.

SOTAQUE BRASILERO MAGASIN
Phone
416-533-0555
Web Site
https://www.sotaquebrasileiro.org/

  SOTAQUE BRASILERO MAGASIN, (Tel. 416-533-1376, Fax 416-533-8658, www.sotaquebrasilero.com, 828 Bloor St. W., Unit C); Quartely Magazine, editor: Teresa Botelho.

Organizations
PORTUGUESE (BRAZILIAN) LANGUAGE SERVICES
Address
5784 Mavis Road, Mississauga, L5R 0V8
Phone
+1 888-689-8891
Web Site
https://www.evoluz.com/

  PORTUGUESE (BRAZILIAN) LANGUAGE SERVICES, (Tel. 416-593-1444, 277 Wellington St. W).

BRAZILIAN WAVE
Address
Box 30032 – High Park P.O. 1938 Bloor St. West Toronto, ON M6P 3K0 Canada
Phone
416-201-1009
Web Site
https://brazilianwave.org/

  GRUPO BRAZIZ OF ONTARIO INC, (Tel. 416-201-1009, www.grupobrazil.ca, PO Box 451, Station E). President: Regina Felieov.

BRZIL-CANADA GUIDE
Address
248 Ossington Ave
Phone
416-402-0711

  CENTRO DE INFORMACIO BRAZIL ANGOLA, (Tel. 416-760-2665, 248 Ossington Ave). President: Eugenia Gardim

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