- Sep 5, 2017
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On my recent trips to Shanghai and Seoul, I noted how single ethnic/monocultural those cities seemed. Having never lived in a single culture city (1970s Meadowvale, Mississauga was close), I wonder what life was like in 1960s Toronto before multiculturalism. Sure, we had a mix of Europeans, but I imagine dinner out at Ed's Warehouse on King St. was considered exotic.
I grew up in Willowdale in the 1950s. Our street had one Japanese family, everything else was totally white bread. The catchment area of my high school included a predominantly Jewish area but that was the extent of the ethnicity of my youth. If one of the kids had parents with a European (non-UK) accent, it was noticeable.