Barbados

Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. It has an area of 430 square kilometers (166 square miles). Barbados's tourism industry, which benefits from its tropical maritime climate, is an important part of the Barbadian economy.

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Population: 291,425
Ethnic Groups: Black (92.4%), White (2.7%), Mixed (3.1%) East Indian (1.3%),  Other (0.2%), Unspecified (0.2%)
Languages: English (Official), Bajan (English-based creole language; widely spoken in informal settings)
Religions: Protestant (66.4%), Roman Catholic (3.8%), other Christian (5.4%), Rastafarian (1%), Other (1.5%), None (20.6%), Unspecified (1.2%)
Capital: Bridgetown
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated June 19, 2017

Barbadians/Bajan in Toronto

Barbadian/Bajan Population:
In Canada: 30,435
In the GTA: 14,625
In the City of Toronto: 5,765

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Ajax, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Brampton, Markham, and City of Toronto (Ward 1 & 2 North Etobicoke, Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River, Ward 44 Scarborough East).

Barbados is one of the most prosperous Caribbean islands and enjoys political, economic and social stability. Barbados is mostly Christian, largely as a result of its British heritage. Although religion has been losing some of its influence as of late, it continues playing an important role in society - for example, school days often begin with a prayer. Other religious groups in Barbados, such as Muslims and Hindus, are largely made up of immigrants. There is complete freedom of religion in Barbados.

Settlement Services in the GTA

Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton
1200 Speers Road, Unit 40
Oakville, ON
L6L 2X4
Phone: 905-257-0908

Thornhill African Caribbean Canadian Association
1136 Centre Street, Suite 3
Thornhill, ON
L4J 3M8
Phone: 416-458-2534

Churches in the GTA

All Nations Full Gospel Church
4401 Steeles Avenue West
Toronto, ON
M3N 2S4
Phone: 416-665-9964

Hope Church
14 Centre Street
Toronto, ON
M1J 3B5
Phone: 416-269-0193

The Peoples Church
374 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M2N 3B6
Phone: 416-222-3241

 


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