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About 2ronto

Written by Administrator | Published Friday, 23 October 2009 11:17 |

 

Our story

Imagine a portal dedicated to Toronto, Canada’s world-renowned multicultural and diverse community all from an immigrant perspective; a portal that speaks to all of the world’s Diaspora communities in Toronto from Australia to Zimbabwe and everywhere in between! Well you no longer have to imagine. Allow us to introduce you to 2ronto.com, the world’s FIRST Global City website with useful, immediate and relevant information and resources providing a viable means to social-integration, economic prosperity and equality for ALL Torontonians.

The 2ronto Online experience brings Toronto's best and brightest stars ranging from Expert Contributors, Professional Advisors, Community Leaders, Government Representatives, Award-winning Journalists, Immigrant Successes, Business Leaders, Entertainment Reporters and much more-to the Diaspora's growing population and influence. At 2ronto.com we are on the pulse of Toronto's burgeoning immigrant and minority growth. We strive to support the positive endeavors of immigrants and minorities citywide. The time is now ripe for Toronto’s immigrant and minority population to be at the forefront of the city’s funding, culture and overall development.

 

Some examples of 2ronto.com Featured Sections

1. Leadership Equality

Provides resources to visible minorities and immigrants to government initiatives, information materials and software etc.

Sub Links: CAREERS 4 IMMIGRANTS, CORPORATE ETIQUETTE, DIVERCITY POWER, MAN-AGER, FASTRAK BIZ NETWORK, MENTORSHIP 2RONTO®, LEADERSHIP IN GOVT, IMMIGRANT WOMAN, GLASS CEILING – BREAKING BARRIERS

 

2. Immigrate Easier®

A web-based resource created by 2ronto.com along with the city’s most experienced professionals for all things that will make immigration to Toronto a less intimidating process. Provide UP TO DATE information, resources to make the immigration and settlement process easier.

Sub Links: WHAT YOU MUST KNOW, FAMILY, REFUGEE, EDUCATION, SKILLED WORKER, HUMANITARIAN, TEMPORARY WORKER, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, YOUR RIGHTS, IMMIGRATION SCAMS, IMMIGRANT CRIMINALS, WHEN IN DOUBT, CULTURE SHOCK

 

3. Cultural icons

Definition: Torontonians that identify as immigrants or multicultural who are transcending into the crème de la crème in the worlds of business, arts, politics and social involvement. Showcasing individuals for example ‘Top 40 under 40’ with a focus on immigrants and minorities. A biography of each person who is featured including photos, videos and other multimedia.

Sub links: 2RONTO AWARDS®, ENTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH

 

4. BUYING POWER (Personal Finance)

Definition: A section developed by a group of financial experts in the GTA who have worked closely with immigrants to identify various money-related issues affecting our communities. This is 2ronto’s consumer watch service where we provide information and assistance to new and old immigrants and minorities. We provide statistics on immigrant and minority buying power, avoiding scams, buying real estate, loans, credit and money management, stocks, benefits, retirement, investing, social assistance and Employment Insurance etc

Sub links: ADVIS3R NETWORK, MY CREDIT, BUYING A HOUSE, BANKING, IMMIGRANT SCAMS, SEND MONEY HOME, INVESTING IN TORONTO, BUYING A CAR, ETFS, MUTUAL FUNDS, GIVING DONATIONS, RETIREMENT & COLLEGE, STOCK COMMUNITY, TAXES

 

5. Social Integration

Definition: The term in itself does not necessarily imply a desirable or undesirable state at all. It is simply a way of describing the established patterns of human relations in any given society. 2ronto.com tries to provide information and resources on all the views of Social Integration.

Function: This is an area that new immigrants or those planning on coming to Toronto can learn about these issues both positive and negative. 2ronto.com always encourages prosperity and not just social inclusion.

Sub Links: SOCIAL STATISTICS, CANADIAN ETIQUETTE, SCHOOL ENROLLMENT, VOTER REGISTRATION, VOLUNTEER, CULTURAL EVENTS, ALTERNATIVE APPROACH, SOCIAL NETWORKS, GLOBALIZATION

 

6. Take Action!

Definition: 2ronto™ offers a number of ways that you can Take Action in your personal life, community, and financially as a Torontonian through the following ways:

Get Involved, Volunteer, Donate (to charities, etc.), Find a Job, Sell Your Product, Find a Mentor, Share Your Story, Write About Your success, Tell Us What You Think , Help Someone In Need, Tell 10 Friends

Individuals, businesses or organizations wanting to be featured, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feature: 2ronto Diversity Directory®, Start a business, Blogs, Photos, Videos

 

7. InToronto® (2ronto Community)

Definition: 2ronto™ in partnership with the most prominent representatives of nationalities represented in Toronto, Canada brings you inToronto®. This is for the Diaspora to connect with ‘back home’ or those simply wishing to learn all the great stuff about other countries. The place to connect you with your heritage! Features the 56 main countries that we have identified through their major representation in the population. Resources provided for example include; Eating Zimbabwean in Toronto, Zimbabwean shopping in Toronto, Notable Zimbabweans in Toronto, Zimbabwean fashion etc.

Feature: 2ronto Diversity Directory®, Start a business, Blogs, Photos, Videos

Sub Links: All the countries e.g. Zimbabwean in Toronto, Portuguese in Toronto, Philippines in Toronto, etc.

 

8. DiversityBiz® or FASTRAK BIZ NETWORK®

Definition: 2ronto.com is run by immigrant business people and we would not be here if we had not received help and resources from others. Therefore it is only right for us to do the same on Immigrant Biz®. At 2ronto.com we understand the potential that lies in creating diverse teams to manage and run a business and this is all in keeping with our Vision Statement.

Feature: Ask our Expert, Start a business, Blogs, 2ronto Diversity Directory®, Photos, Videos

Sub Links: BOOST YOUR BUSINESS, FINANCE, REAL FUNDING SOURCES, HR, LAW & TAX, PROMISING IMMIGRANT COMPANIES, SALES & MARKETING, MANAGEMENT, TECH, SUCCESS STORIES, NETWORKING EVENTS. FINANCIAL MARKETS: BONDS, COMMODITIES, CURRENCIES, ECONOMY, EMERGING MARKETS, EQUITIES, OPTIONS, WINE & FOOD

 

DiversityBiz® Annual "Top Businesses in Toronto" program (or 2ronto Awards®). Will determine the:

Top 10 Privately-Held Businesses in the City

Top 10 Small Businesses in the City

Top 10 Women Owned Businesses in the City

Top 10 Diversity Owned Businesses in the City

Top 10 Veteran Owned Businesses in the City

Top 50 Privately-Held Businesses in Canada

Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Canada

Top 50 Diversity Owned Businesses in Canada

Top 50 Emerging Businesses in Canada

The program is based on annual sales volume.

 

9. City Life

Definition: 2ronto.com presents you with this comprehensive city guide! Toronto is a clean, safe, cosmopolitan city with a wonderful network of parks, recreational, and cultural facilities. Toronto is the home of numerous professional sports teams and the third largest English-speaking theatre district in the world, behind New York and London. One of the world's most ethnically diverse cities, it is home to more than 80 ethnic communities from Africa, Asia, and Europe. Toronto is also the business centre of Canada. And never forget one of the world’s largest Entertainment Districts!

Sub Links: ENTERTAINMENT CORNER, BUSINESS EVENTS, PARTIES - CLUBS, PUBLIC TRANSIT, DATING, SPORTS – CANADIAN, SPORTS – BACK HOME, STYLE, WINTER FUN – SEASONAL, SUMMER FUN – SEASONAL

 

10. 2ronto Radio®

Syndicated radio show with new music, interviews and commentary on Toronto and world entertainment and entertainers

 

11. 2RONTO NEWSLETTER/ ALERTS

Newsletter and email alerts on the featured 2ronto content, headlines, immigrant resources and information. We also keep it fun by getting you the latest info on upcoming concerts, movies, and cultural and entertainment events.

 

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    Maya is a Newcomer Information and Referral Specialist with many years of experience working with people throughout the GTA....
  • Constantine Choto: small business startup and expansion expert

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    Constantine Choto is a serial entrepreneur and his firm Juzzu Media LLC is his third successful endeavor....
  • Kriti Verma: real estate and housing expert

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