Cuba is a long, narrow-shaped island in the Caribbean Sea. It is the largest island in the Caribbean. One benefit of Cuba's geographical location is that many tourists pass through. Tourism is becoming more and more important to the Cuban economy.

Quick Facts

Population: 11 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: white (65.1%), mulatto and mestizo (24.8%), black (10.1%)
Languages: Spanish (official)
Religions: nominally Roman Catholic (85%), Protestant, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jewish, Santeria

Cubans In Toronto

Cuban Population:
In Canada: 14,110
In the GTA: 5,415
In the City of Toronto: 2,130

Under the earlier years of Communist rule, there was strict control of church activities and little religious freedom. Although Cuba is still a Communist country, this pressure has decreased since 1990 and Cuba is now a secular state where discrimination against Christians is illegal. Despite this, discrimination continues because the growth of the church is often seen as a threat to the stability of the regime; religion is considered "anti-revolutionary". 

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and 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

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


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