Romania is found in southeast Europe. Romania shares borders with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Montenegro to the south; Hungary to the west; and Moldova to the northeast; and Ukraine to the north. Romania's eastern coastline is on the Black Sea - this helps moderate the temperatures.


Population: 21.7 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Romanian (89.5%), Hungarian (6.6%), Roma (2.5%), Ukrainian (0.3%), German (0.3%), Russian (0.2%), Turkish (0.2%), other (0.4%)
Languages: Romanian (official) (91%), Hungarian (6.7%), Romany (Gypsy) (1.1%), other (1.2%)
Religions: Eastern Orthodox - 86.8%, Protestant - 7.5%, Roman Catholic - 4.7%, other (mostly Muslim) and unspecified - 0.9%, none - 0.1%


Romanian Population:
In Canada: 192,170
In the GTA: 39,710
In the City of Toronto: 19,170

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, City of Toronto (North York)

Communist control of Romania ended in 1989. Since then, economic reform was slow, but progress was made and Romania entered the European Union in 2007. Today, most Romanians identify as Orthodox. Although Romania is officially a secular state, the Orthodox Church remains dominant and religion continues to play a significant role in society. The Romanian Orthodox Church also has a significant presence outside of Romania. There are approximately 250 Romanian Orthodox churches in Europe and North America.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA

Churches in the GTA

All Saints Romanian Orthodox Church
545 Danforth Road
Toronto, ON 
M1K 1C9
Phone: 647-400-5910


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