Germany

Germany borders the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea to the north; Poland and Czech Republic to the east; Austria and Switzerland to the south; and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Netherlands to the west. Germany is strategically located in the centre of Europe.

Quick Facts

Population:81 million
Ethnic Groups: German (91.5%), Turkish (2.4%), other (6.1%) (Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish)
Languages: German
Religions: Protestant (34%), Roman Catholic (34%), Muslim (3.7%), unaffiliated or other (28.3%)

Germans In Toronto

German Population:
In Canada: 3,179,425
In the GTA: 259,015
In the City of Toronto: 94,695

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Milton, Oakville, Halton Hills, Caledon, King, Aurora, Whitchurch-Stoufville, East Gwillimbury, City of Toronto (Parkdale-High Park, Beaches-East York, Scarborough East)

The end of Hitler and the Second World War was followed by a split into East and West Germany. The two states did not reunite until after Communism collapsed. The dismal state of East Germany hampered progress, but robust economic and social reforms in the past decade resulted in a strong economic recovery in Germany. Today, Germany enjoys political stability and the strongest economy in Europe. It is also beginning to re-assert itself on the international stage. Religious freedom is guaranteed in the constitution.  The Catholic and Lutheran churches are both well established, but are not state churches. Christianity has been on the decline in Germany as thousands are formally disaffiliating to avoid the church tax. As a result, many churches are closing down.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA

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Churches in the GTA

German United Church Toronto/Deutsche Evangeliums Kirche
20 Glebe Road East
Toronto, ON
M4S 1N6
Phone: 416-484-6849

Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church
2379 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Toronto, ON
M8V 1B7
Phone: 416-251-8293

Willowdale Evangelical Church
236 Finch Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M2N 4S2
Phone: 416-223-3182 

Humbervale Park Baptist Church
763 Royal York Road
Toronto, ON
M8Y 2T3
Phone: 416-231-6483

References: 

Central Intelligence Agency. (2014, June 22). The World Factbook: Germany. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gm.html

Encyclopedia of the Nations. (n.d.). Germany.
http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Europe/Germany.html

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2009, October 15). Cultural Information - Germany. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/ci-ic-eng.asp

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2011, December 15). Overview - Germany. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/overview

Mandryk, J. (2010). Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation (7th ed.). Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing.

Statistics Canada. (2011, April 7). 2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations/Ethnic Origin, Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses and
Sex for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample
Data
. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/