Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. According to the 2011 Census, the city had 2,615,060 residents.
In the mid 19th century, Toronto was a major destination for runaway American slaves, escaping persecution and a life in bondage. Aside from their enslaved counterparts, Toronto was also a very popular settlement for free African Americans, who thought that they would not be able to achieve success south of the border. Most black American migrants settled in St. John's Ward, while other settled in nearby York Township (which was later amalgamated into the city of Toronto.
By 1850, the major Toronto street, King Street, was the centre of Toronto's black community and businesses. Today, the majority of black-owned businesses in Toronto can be found on Eglington Avenue.
After strict restrictions on immigration were eliminated in 1962, Toronto became a major destination for immigrants from the Anglophone Caribbean, predominantly Jamaica. To this day, the majority of Black Torontonians are either recent immigrants or a generation or two removed from a recent immigrant.
A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.
BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Amorphous Hair Group - Category: Black Salons - - 1178 Eglington Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6C 2E3 1(416)-782-2135 - (visit website)
Atlanta Hair Design - Category: Black Salons - - 2439 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4 1(416)-440-1082 - (visit website)
Azan's Beauty Salon - Category: Black Salons - - 126 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON M5R 1H9 1(416)-944-0262 - (visit website)
Clore Beauty Supply - Category: Black Beauty Supply - - 1126 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M8 1(416)-588-2800 - (visit website)
Glamour Cuts Hair Designs - Category: Black Salons - - 1713 Eglington Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6C 2H4 - 1(416)-787-4568
Jazma Hair Inc. - Category: Black Salons - - 8 St Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1J7 1(416)-928-1888 - (visit website)
Nanni's Natural Hair Studio & Spa - Category: Natural Hair Salons - - 1018 Finch Avenue W #102, North York, ON M3J 3L5 1(416)-243-5151 - (visit website)
Onyx Barbers - Category: Black Barbershop - - 219A Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 - 1(416)-363-8408 - (visit website)
Urban Textures - Category: Black Barbershop - - 140 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1C2 - 1(416)-977-4247
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
A Different Booklist - Category: Black Bookstores - 746 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R6 - 1(416)-538-0889 - (visit website)
Above All Event Management - Category: Event Planners - P.O. Box 97506, 364 Old Kingston Road, Toronto, ON M1C 1B0 905-231-3241 - (visit website)
Afri-Can Training & Development Centre - Category: Social Service - 1440 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5R 3S3 - 1(416)-653-2274
Break Free Family Centre - Category: Counseling Services - 2001 Albion Road Unit 8, Toronto, ON M9W 6V6 1(416)-241-9191 - (visit website)
Glenford Laughton - Category: Graphic Design - Operates a Toronto based graphic design and website development studio with over 20 years industry experience. We have worked with start-ups, corporations, design agencies, marketing companies and individuals from across the world. - 711 -100 Raglan Ave Toronto, ON (647) 478-1290 - (visit website)
Jango Auto Collision - Category: Auto Repair Shops - 215 Toryork Drive, North York, ON M9L 1Y2 1(416)-740-4246 - (visit website)
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