Toronto Slovak Community

TorontoToronto 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

Popular Events

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.

Churches
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.

Catholic Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius is on 5255 Thornwood Drive in Mississauga, tel: (905) 712 1200, website: http://slovakparish.ca/  Priest is Rev. Jozef Vaňo, JCL, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Catholic Cathedral of the Mother of God (Byzantyne Slovak rite) is on 257 Shaw St.. in Toronto, Tel: (416) 531 4836, website: http://www.chramsk.slovak-net.com/  priest is Father Andrew J. Kormanik, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , parish chairman is Michael Kapitan.

St. Paul’s Slovak Lutheran Church of Augsburg Confession is on 1424 Davenport
Rd. in Toronto, Tel. (416) 658 9793, Reverend is Ladislav Kozak, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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 Canadian Heritage Museum in Markham, on 4721 Hwy 7 East, Unionville, ON, has an extensive collection on the history of immigration to Canada from Slovakia, as well as a large collection of folk costumes and other items. The aim of the museum is to extend knowledge about Slovakia and the Slovaks in the general Canadian population. Since the museum building is under renovation, Museum organizes traveling exhibitions in museums or other suitable premises in Ontario. Director and Curator of the museum is Margaret Dvorsky, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  website: www.schm.ca  

TV Slovenský svet produces half-hour television programs for a multicultural television network, Omni TV which can be viewed via satellite throughout Canada. The program provides current reports from the Slovak community in Canada, as well as reports and programs from Slovakia. Producer of the programs is Katarína Homolová, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. websites: www.omnitv.ca/ontario/tv/en_prog_slov.shtml  where you can find the broadcast schedule.

Východná Slovak Dancers
is the premier folk dance group that for over 25 years regularly performs not only at Slovak events but presents this important part of the Slovak culture to the wider Canadian society. Group leader is Joan Becar, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  website: www.vychodna.com  

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

Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic in Toronto is Mr. Michael Martinček, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Address

The Canadian Slovak
259 Traders Blvd. East,
Unit 6
Mississauga Ontario
L4Z 2E5 Canada