Syrians arrive in Toronto with stories of heartbreak, resilience
CBC Toronto tells the stories of incoming Syrians to the city
Syrians have already started arriving in Toronto, and thousands more are expected in this city before the end of the year.
Here, CBC Toronto compiles the stories of heartbreak, resilience and migration that will change the city forever.
"All my life, I feel like I am a refugee," newcomer to Toronto says of growing up transgender.
A judge and former refugee doesn't see how Toronto will be ready in time for accept thousands of Syrians.
Around 2,600 privately-sponsored Syrian refugees will be settling in Toronto, according to a map released by the Government of Canada.
Ratna Omidvar of Lifeline Syria wants to continue with plan to resettle 25,000 Syrians, despite Paris attacks. She says, "fear can paralyze."
As many as 400 Arabic-speaking students have volunteered to meet Syrian families as they arrive at Pearson Airport and translate for them as they start their lives in Toronto.
Toronto's aid organizations are trying to prepare homes before the arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees.
Many of the refugees who arrive here will have seen or experienced disturbing events. And the most significant psychological challenges aren't based on what has happened, but what lies ahead. Find out how one clinic plans to help.
Meet a Syrian family that left their city of Aleppo with few possessions but the resolve to start a new life in Canada, even if it means struggling financially.
One of the world's biggest humanitarian organizations is hoping virtual reality will help people grasp the challenges faced by thousands of Syrians still living in refugee camps.
Two chefs, one from Syria and one from Toronto, collaborate on both traditional and new dishes to raise money to bring two refugee families to Toronto at an event called Supper for Syria. The sold-out event was so successful, more have been planned.
Toronto Mayor John Tory says he supports the federal Liberal government's timeline on resettling refugees in Canada, but says he expects Ottawa and the province to offer the city more resources to help with the effort.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government won't fulfil its campaign pledge to bring 25,000 refugees to Canada by the end of the year, but justified the delay by saying it is more important to "make sure it's done right."
Hany al Moulia is an unlikely photographer, legally blind and a Syrian refugee. Yet his photos are on display at a show in downtown Toronto.
Wind Mobile says they are teaming up with a local group to assist Syrian refugee families in their transition to life in Canada with free cell phones and service.
A how-to guide for those who want to get involved in the effort to help Syrian refugees