Faith-based Ethnic Residential Communities and Neighbourliness in Canada

  title={Faith-based Ethnic Residential Communities and Neighbourliness in Canada},
  author={Sandeep Kumar Agrawal},
  journal={Planning Practice \& Research},
  pages={41 - 56}
  • S. Agrawal
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • Planning Practice & Research
Faith-based ethnic neighbourhoods are growing rapidly across the Greater Toronto Area and other metropolitan areas of Canada. These residential communities are a type of enclave that develops around places of worship, and are inhabited predominantly by congregants of one faith who may or may not be of a single ethnic origin. Although still in existence across North America, such religious residential communities were more common around Catholic and Protestant churches up until the first half of… Expand
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