Number of Jewish Residents in Toronto Decreases; Increases in Suburbs
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Number of Jewish Residents in Toronto Decreases; Increases in Suburbs

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The Jewish population of Metropolitan Toronto has grown in 10 years from 66,800 to 90,000, according to figures revealed here today through a study of the latest census data compiled by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. At the same time, the figures showed, the Jews living in the Toronto “core city” dropped during the decade from 45,000 to 18,818, reflecting the move to the suburban areas.

One of the suburbs, Forest Hill Village, almost doubled its Jewish population during the period, rising from 6,000 in 1951 to 11,000 in 1961. The entire population in Forest Hill Village numbers 20,500. North York, also in the suburban area, increased its Jewish population by more than tenfold, rising from 4,000 Jews in 1951 to 45,000 in 1961.

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