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  Portuguese Community
Augusta Avenue was the focal point of the Portuguese Community with new families and new stores. The primary language spoken switched from Yiddish to Portuguese. Kensington was a major Canadian Portuguese centre for living, shopping, social and business life throughout the 60s and 70s. Many of the Portuguese communitys firsts were started in Kensington: Vinga, first Portuguese importer/exporter of goods, first Portuguese Canadian Club and Portuguese Free Interpreter Service, as well as the first social service agency for the Portuguese Community. The Tivoli Billiards on Augusta and Brazil Restaurant on Nassau were gathering places and informal hiring halls for Portuguese men.
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