Toronto is the home of the largest Slovak community in Canada, where, in the last Census, more than 12.000 residents actively proclaimed their Slovak heritage. The range of community activities is really wide. Beside rich Slovak social life, Toronto hosts a number of Slovak-owned companies and professional services. Each week, a Slovak television program is produced there that can be viewed by satellite across Canada.
For the upcoming events of the Slovak community, please visit www.slovaktoronto.com and, of course, our website www.kanadskyslovak.ca
There are many, throughout the year. In summer the favorite is the Slovak Day, where cultural programs, dance groups performances and a great get-together annually attracts about two thousand visitors from all around. Churches and organizations organize regular banquets and dinners and bazaars. In autumn, at the Recognition Ball, valuable scholarships are awarded to top students of Slovak heritage. CSL Branch 7 also organizes exhibitions and meetings for young people, sometimes there is a Slovak Theater performance, and Toronto regularly visit arts and music groups from Slovakia.
There are four Slovak churches in the Greater Toronto Area that not only care for the spiritual needs of their parishioners, but organize many community celebrations, meetings, banquets and theatrical performances.
St. Paul’s Slovak Lutheran Church of Augsburg Confession is on 1424 Davenport
Slovak Cathedral of Transfiguration of the Lord on 10350 Woodbine Ave. dominates the suburb Markham, tel. (905) 737 9121. Religious services are temporarily suspended.
Slovak Catholic Sokol is a fraternal organization with Branches in Canada and the United States. Established over 100 years ago (in 1905), the organization also focuses on the sports program for youth, and adults, especially gymnastics and athletics, but also volleyball, basketball and other sports, based on the principle that "In healthy body resides a healthy spirit". President of the local Banch in Toronto is John Jasenec; website of the main organizations is: www.slovakcatholicsokol.org
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