Toronto’s Many Faces


Toronto is truly a city of communities. Designed for tourists and for residents, Toronto’s Many Faces is the one and only guide to the multicultural character of the city, featuring profiles of more than 60 ethnic communities, including local histories, festivals, food, and art. The book identifies each community - where its people come from, why, when, and where they settled in Toronto. The contribution of each community is also traced, with biographical notes on prominent people whose achievements have been extraordinary. Monuments, memorials, theatres, museums, cultural centres, and restaurants are identified, while detailed maps and photographs of festival events help bring the city’s varied communities to life.

Toronto’s Many Faces is a guide for tourists, a sourcebook for newcomers, a directory for businesses and organizations, and a passport for Torontonians to the many cultures that exist at their doorsteps.

About the Author

Tony Ruprecht

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Tony Ruprecht

MPP Tony Ruprecht has an intimate knowledge of Toronto's multicultural communities. He holds the distinction of being the longest-serving Ontario MPP from Toronto, was the Ontario minister of citizenship with special responsibilities for multiculturalism from 1985 to 1987, and has received a number of awards for his work from the governments of Portugal, Poland, the Philippines, and Estonia.