Originally Posted by SaskOttaLoo
Great post. It's remarkable how in rural Saskatchewan the places with a lot of war brides were extremely multicultural following WWII. And even more so many years prior when the land was settled. It's also remarkable how within a relative blip of time all of that multiculturalism is essentially gone, and the places I'm familiar with are incredibly homogeneous. Too much so, in my opinion - it's really difficult to operate very far outside the somewhat rigidly defined norm. Example: not playing hockey as a kid.
Saskatchewan was until recently, and may still be, the most ethnically diverse province in the country. There is no single group there that is even close to being 50% of the population, and the British Isles group there is substantially smaller in percentage than it is even in BC and Ontario.
Sask is something like 20% British, 25% German, 15% Ukrainian, 5% Finnish, 5% Russian, 5% Dutch, 3% Swedish, 5% French, 15% aboriginal. Anyway, these numbers are not the real numbers at all, but it's just to illustrate how the province is really diverse in terms of origins. The percentage for the group that has a "plurality" is very low. Well under 50%.
And yet it's fairly homogenous culturally due to decades assimilation. (With the possible exception of the aboriginal group.)
It's also the most wholly anglophone province in the country after NL.
So if we take the example of Toronto, it may be that the outcome of its hyper-diversity will eventually be a place that is fairly monocultural, only with lots of different skin colours and facial features.
Kinda like Sao Paulo, Brazil.