China is located in eastern Asia. It is surrounded by fourteen other countries and the East China Sea. China is the world's fourth largest country, and although it geographically covers five time zones, the entire country goes by UTC+08:00.


Population: 1.37 billion
Ethnic Groups: Han Chinese (91.6%), Zhuang (1.3%), Other (7.1%)
Languages: Mandarin/Chinese (Official), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, Minority Languages
Religions: Buddhist (18.2%), Christian (5.1%), Muslim (1.8%), Folk Religion (21.9%), Hindu (<0.1%), Jewish (<0.1%), Other (0.7%), Unaffiliated (52.2%)
Capital: Beijing
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 5, 2017

Chinese in Toronto

Chinese Population:
In Canada: 1,769,200
In the GTA: 700,705
In Toronto: 332,830

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Markham, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Vaughan, and City of Toronto (Ward 41 & 42 Scarborough-Rouge River, Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt, Ward 24 Willowdale, Ward 33 & 34 Don Valley East, Ward 23 Willowdale, Ward 28 & 30 Toronto Centre, Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina).

Since the 1990s, extensive reforms have occurred in China. It is now the world's fastest-growing economy. With the world's largest population, China produces a huge amount of the world's manufactured goods. Despite its growing economic success and emergence as a world superpower, China faces social problems such as economic inequality and human rights concerns. The Chinese government strictly controls the religious groups of the country. The five religious groups (Buddhism, Daoism, Islam, Protestantism, and Catholicism) are monitored by the government. It is said that many Christians in China worship secretly in house churches because the government strictly regulates Christian churches. However, religious freedoms have increased in the past decade or so, and some are cautiously optimistic for the future.

Settlement Services in the GTA

Asian Canadian Community Directory

Churches in the GTA

Malvern Baptist Church
185 Milner Avenue
Toronto, ON
M1S 3R1
Phone: (416) 754-3471

North Toronto Chinese Baptist Church
88 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON
M2N 2H7
Phone: 416-733-8088

North York Chinese Baptist Church
685 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M2K 1B6
Phone: 416-223-3121 

Toronto Chinese Baptist Church
72 to 74 Beverley Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1Y1
Phone: 416-596-8376

Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church
1038 Woodbine Avenue
Toronto, ON
M4C 4C4
Phone: (416) 424-2078

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