The World in Ten Blocks

October 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Room 207, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
224 Dysart Rd
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) Robson Hall

‘The World in Ten Blocks’

Presented by The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) Robson Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 12:00-1:00 in Rm. 207
The film is 34 minutes and will be followed by discussion.



With half its population born outside of Canada, Toronto is probably the world’s most diverse city. The World in Ten Blocks is set in Bloorcourt, a stretch of Bloor Street in downtown Toronto where immigrant-owned small businesses are the heart and soul of the neighbourhood. At the core of this documentary are a dozen immigrant small business owners, whose stories reveal both the challenges and rewards of immigration and entrepreneurship.

CARL Robson Hall will be screening the 34-minute film that brings the voices of the participants together in a collective telling of the immigration experience. The World in Ten Blocks is also a feature-length interactive web experience, presented in partnership with The Globe and Mail. It’s an online walking tour of Bloorcourt where you can meet the participants and dive into the history of immigration in the neighbourhood going back a century.

For more info, see The World in Ten Blocks website.