Canada

 Life in the Greater Toronto Area with emphasis on Croatian immigrants 


 March 5, 2012 - By Željko Todorić...Like any other immigrants in Canada, we Croatians  have also established our own enclaves in Toronto. However, due to high cost of living, younger Croatian families have  gradually  started migrating  to the less expensive areas  around the city, such as Mississauga or Oakville. More
 
ANTE MARKET'S ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD: A PROUD MOMENT FOR CROATIAN CATHOLICS OF GREATER TORONTO AREA
June 2, 2011 - By Željko Todorić... Ante Market, a  Toronto native, who was born to Croatian parents, was  ordained as a priest  on  Friday, May 27, 2011   at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains in Peterborough, Ontario.  Two days later -  on Sunday, May 29 - Ante Market celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving in Father Kamber park in Mississauga. This is  the most popular Croatian park in Greater Toronto Area, owned by the Croatian Parish in Toronto. More

The strength and weaknesses of the 37th Croatian-Canadian folklore festival - Oakville, 2011

May 28, 2011 - By Željko Todorić ...The 37th Annual Croatian-Canadian Folklore festival was held last weekend at "The Meeting House" in Oakville, Ontario. The two-day event hosted by the folklore group Zvuci Hrvatske,   attracted 24 Croatian folk ensembles  across Canada and United States featuring dances and traditional music from Croatia.  More

 Croatians of Hamilton, Ontario, celebrated Sveti Juraj (St. George) and Mother's Day 

May 13, 2011 - By Branka Rendulich
(...) However, our today's topic is not depressing doom and gloom of politics.  My choice is  music and merriment instead. So, let's go to Winona, Ontario, among our vibrant Croatian communities of Hamilton & Stoney Creek. More

Why is Conservative Victory in Canada Good for Croatians?

May 8, 2011- By Željko Todorić  
As expected, the Conservatives of Stephen Harper  won majority in Canada's Parliament in Monday's federal election.  This is good news for Canada. As for Croatians, we  too should applaud the Conservative victory.  More

25. travnja 2011 -Priredio i obradio: Željko Todorić
Cjelovito izlaganje prof. Jurčevića Hrvatima Toronta u Norvalu, južni Ontario-Canada, u  dvorani crkve Kraljice Mira - nedjelja, 3. travnja 2011. Slikopis u devet dijelova.

PRVI DIO (sažetak izlaganja):
Povijesni prikaz Hrvatske s posebnim naglaskom na 20. stoljeće i zločin u Bleiburgu. Pored izravnih zločina koje je Jugo-partizanska vojska počinila nad Hrvatima, posljedice zločina se osjećaju i danas, tvrdi prof. Jurčević. Danas se u  hrvatskim općilima ističe  da 50 000 ljudi u Hrvatskoj godišno više umire  nego se rađa. Prof. Jurčević smatra da su to izravne posljedice Bleiburga iz 1945. gdje najveći broj usmrćenih bijahu mlade osobe od 18-22 godine koje  iza sebe nisu ostavili   nikakvog potomstva.  Zbog toga je u hrvatskom narodu nastala ogromna demografska rupa koja se, s pokoljenja na pokoljenje  umnožava sve do današnjeg dana. O ovoj pogubnoj činjenici  hrvatska općila uglavnom danas šute, tvrdi prof. Jurčević. Više


How multiculturalism gets used and abused in Canada

April 18, 2011 - By Željko Todorić 

Željko  Zidarić was working in the campaign team for Ted Opitz, the Tory candidate in the Toronto riding of Etobicoke Centre, and unexpectedly became a center of attention across Canada a couple of days ago. All Canadian news outlets - radio, TV, newspapers, web media, bloggers, chat rooms, and tweeter postings were discussing his email sent to the Canadian Arab Federation. Small demonstrations were even staged in front of a Toronto hotel Thursday evening prior to the arrival of Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.  More


CROATIAN CATHOLICS OF TORONTO CELEBRATED THE  "FEAST OF THE BLESSED CARDINAL STEPINAC"
 February 6, 2011 - By Željko Todorić 
On Sunday, February 6, the Croatian Catholics of Toronto celebrated the "Feast of the Blessed Cardinal Stepinac" at "Our Lady Queen of Croatia Church".  More


Preparations for the "Feast of the Blessed Cardinal Stepinac"

February 2, 2011 - By Željko Todorić
Our Catholic churches in Croatian Homeland as well as diaspora, are now in the final stages of preparation for the upcoming "Feast of the Blessed Cardinal Stepinac". More


GEORGE CHUVALO AND FRANK MAHOVLICH AT THE CROATIAN GOLF TOURNAMENT
February 26, 2011 - By Željko Todorić
Two former Canadian sport stars, hockey legend Frank Mahovlich and boxing champion George Chuvalo, both of Croatian origin, appeared last year at the Croatian golf tournament in Bolton, Ontario. More


"TORONTO METROS-CROATIA” INDUCTED INTO CANADA’S SOCCER HALL OF FAME 
February 20, 2011 - By Željko Todorić
This should have happened a long time ago, but still  wonderful news. First, the obvious: the most successful club in Canadian football history is still (let's not forget!) "Toronto Metros-Croatia", the winners of the 1976 Soccer Bowl in Seattle, USA.     More


SAULT STE. MARIE: Croatian Church “Our Lady of the Highways” saved from closure

February 16, 2011 - By Željko Todorić
Croatian community of Sault Ste. Marie in Northern Ontario has joyfully greeted the announcement by the local bishop that their church, which was initially slated for closure in 2010, along with several other Catholic churches, would be saved after all.“   More

The Sad Demise of Croatian Toronto Credit Union

February 2, 2011  - By Željko Todorić
The last year marked the permanent closure of Croatian Toronto Credit Union, one of the greatest institutions of Croatian people on Canadian soil. Once again, it is our human weakness and greed that brought us down. More