South Korea

South Korea is located in eastern Asia, between China and Japan. South Korea borders North Korea, and three sides of the country are surrounded by the seas.

QUICK FACTS

Population: 50.9 million
Ethnic Groups: Korean, Foreign workers mainly from China and south Asian countries.
Languages: Korean (official), English (widely taught in junior high and high school)
Religions: Protestant (19.7%), Buddhist (15.5%), Catholic (7.9%), None (56.9%)
Capital: Seoul
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 11, 2017

South Koreans in Toronto

South Korean Population:
In Canada: 198,210
In the GTA: 73,385
In Toronto: 43,455

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Mississauga, and the City of Toronto (North York & Etobicoke-Lakeshore).

South Korea was a poor nation in 1953, but transformed into one of the world's largest economies through rapid industrialization. Today, South Korea has a highly educated workforce. Despite the recent success (especially economic success) of South Korea, the issue of North Korea cannot be ignored. Any conflict with North Korea would immediately affect millions. There is complete religious freedom in South Korea. Although the growth of the Korean Church has stagnated as of late, Christians still make up a significant portion of South Korea's population. South Korea is also home to a sizable Buddhist population, while others adhere to Confucianism or other religions.

Settlement Services in the GTA

Korean Canadian Cultural Association
1133 Leslie Street
Toronto, ON
M3C 2J6
Phone: 416-383-0777

Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation 
5848 Yonge Street, PO Box 45060
Toronto ON
M2M 4K3 

Korean Canadian Woman Association
27 Madison Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5R 2S2 

540 Finch Avenue West, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON
M2R 1N7
Phone: 416-340-1234

Churches in the GTA

Alpha Korean United Church
300 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON
M5S 1W3
Phone: 416-927-9292

Light Presbyterian Church
6965 Professional Court
Mississauga, ON
L4V 1Y3
Phone: 905-677-7729

455 Huron Street
Toronto, ON
M5R 3P2
Phone: 647-436-1977 

MilAl Church
405 Gordon Baker Road
Toronto, ON
M2H 2S6
Phone: 416-226-4190

Onnuri Korean United Church
63 Dunblaine Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5M 2S2
Phone: 416-440-4106

Vaughan Community Church
200 Racco Parkway
Thornhill, ON
L4J 8X9
Phone: 905-881-2999

YoungNak Presbyterian Church of Toronto
650 McNicoll Avenue
Toronto, ON
M2H 2E1
Phone: 416-494-0191

Yum Kwang Presbyterian Church
2850 John Street
Markham, ON
L3R 2W4
Phone: 905-415-9115


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