Chile is located in the southwestern part of South America. Chile has its long western coastline on the Pacific Ocean, sharing its northern border with Peru and its eastern border with Bolivia and Argentina. Because Chile has such a long coastline, there are dozens of port facilities. Most of Chile's exports and international trade are done through the ports.

Quick Facts

Population: 17 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: White and white-Amerindian (95.4%), Mapuche (4%), other indigenous groups ( 0.6%)
Languages: Spanish (official), Mapudungun, German, English
Religions: Roman Catholic (70%), Evangelical (15.1%), Jehovah's Witnesses (1.1%), other Christian (1%), other (4.6%), none (8.3%)

Chileans In Toronto

Chilean Population:
In Canada: 38,180
In the GTA: 9,640
In the City of Toronto: 4,240

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, East Gwillimbury, City of Toronto

Chile began progressing from dictatorship to democracy when the military regime was ousted in 1988. Since then, many Chileans have been pulled out of poverty (almost 40% of the population lived in poverty in 1990, compared to 14% in 2007.) The Catholic Church, which was disestablished in 1925, continues to have a strong influence in society. Baptism and First Communion are considered by many to be major life events, and marriages often include a church ceremony. There is religious freedom for all religions.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA


Churches in the GTA

Verbo Ministry Toronto
605 Rogers Road, Unit D6C
Toronto, ON
M6M 1B9
Phone: 416-757-5736

Primera Iglesia Alianza Hispana
325 Weston Road, Unit 6b
Toronto, ON
M6N 4Z9
Phone: 416-630-7084


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