as I am every time I make simple observations like these, based upon my lived experience and the evidence of my senses…
Gurmukh Singh writes:
What hits a discerning newcomer is the rapid ghettoization of cities like Toronto. Mini cities have sprung up.
Have a swing through the Greater Toronto Area and you will see multiple ethnic enclaves. Like some European and American cities, the GTA is dotted with different ethnic quarters.
If you call it diversity, that is fine. But what one sees is these ethnic groups have become self-contained communities. Their sheer numbers have obviated the need for any interaction — economic, social and cultural — with other ethnic groups.
The Chinese of Markham have little interaction with the Indians of Brampton or the Pakistanis of Mississauga or the Sri Lankans of Scarborough or the Somalis of Islington.
Forget about the mainstream white society. These ethnic groups have little to do with them.