Jane and Finch is a neighbourhood located in northwestern North York, It is a multicultural neighbourhood. It also has "one of the highest proportions of youth, sole-supported families, refugees and immigrants, low-income earners and public housing tenants of any community in Toronto” (p. 5, A Report of the Jane-Finch Street Involved Youth Issues Coalition, December 2002).
There is a substantial and equally diverse population living in middle class detached, semi-detached, townhouses and high-rise tower blocks. Being one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the City of Toronto, the Jane-Finch community hosts a number of cultural activities; International Women's Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade Kids’ Carnival , Canadian Hispanic Day Parade, and Driftwood's Annual Multicultural Festival. Primaraly its rentals in this area, not much houses or ownerships. Jane and Finch is far from a white-collar class area.
Elia residents have a lot of recreational facilities to choose from. There are three community centres in this neighbourhood. The Driftwood Centre and the Northwood Centre offer numerous programs for children and adults. Both of these community centres have a gymnasium and an outdoor pool. The Yorkwood Community Recreation Centre is a small facility that runs tiny tot and after school programs. The Jane Finch Boys and Girls Club also operates out of this centre.
There are more then 20 fast food resturants just in the Jane and finch area alone. Most grociarys stores area at corners, but at the jane and finch intersection. there is a price choppers, and a no frills. The York Woods Regional Library at 1785 Finch Avenue West offers programs for children and adults. Adjacent to the library is the York Woods Library theatre, a state of the art multi-purpose theatre that is used extensively by the local community.
There are many grocery stores avaibalble , and are within walking...
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