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Jane-Finch is a community
north of Toronto. The area is named after the intersection of Jane Street and Finch Avenue.
Jane-Finch is internationally known for its ethnically
crime rate and poverty. The community's socio-economic
status is attributed to inadequate urban planning and social infrastructure.
Today, residents continue to fight hard to improve life in
Brief facts about the
85,275 (as of 2007)
nationalities and 100 spoken languages
Developed as a
model suburb in
the 1960's by Ontario Housing Corporation
boomed from about 1,300 in 1961 to 33,000 in 1971