10 success stories. Podcast: Ontario isn’t just Toronto

Interviews with 10 Brazilians who live in the province of Ontario, but outside Toronto. This series of podcasts focuses on personal experiences and perspectives, showing the strengths and advantages of each location in terms of opportunities, employment, quality, and cost of living. (Production: Christian Pedersen and Ana Carolina Botelho.)

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Christian Pedersen and Ana Carolina Botelho, producers of the Ontario podcast series Ontario is not just Toronto, from Brazilian Wave.

Click and listen: (in Portuguese)
Why did we do the series?

(Soon, read the podcast transcript here: Why did we do the series?)

With a series of 10 audios / podcasts “Ontario is not just Toronto”, we interviewed Brazilians who decided to leave Toronto to live and gain new life experiences in other Ontario cities. We explore stories from various locations in the province.

The focus is on personal experiences and perspectives, showing the strengths and advantages of each location in terms of opportunities, employment, quality, and cost of living.

Episode #1
Why is Maya going to live in Welland?

This real estate broker tells us about her important decision to move from Toronto to Welland. Click to listen to the interview (in Portuguese).

Maya Mendes and the city of Welland, Ontario

Episode #2
Why did Rita move to Sudbury?

This finance professional tells us about her journey to Sudbury. Click and listen to the interview (in Portuguese).

Rita Izumi, Sudbury, Ontario.

Episode #3
Why did Leonardo move to Innisfil?

This maintenance sector businessman tells us about his important decision. Click and listen to the interview (in Portuguese).

Leonardo Rodrigues, Innisfil, Ontario.

Episode #4

Episode # 4
Why did Patricia move to Kanata?

This Canadian Government employee from the health sector tells us about this important decision. Coming soon: Interview with Patricia Barcellos.

Kanata, Ontario. (Photo: Colin Temple)

and more…


Episode #5

Why did Roberto move to Timmins?

This entrepreneur and author of two books tells us about his important decision. Coming soon: Interview with Roberto de Farias.

Timmins, Ontario/ (Photo: John Tolkovski)

Episode #6

Why did Marina move to St. Catharines?

This sales manager tells us about her important decision.
Coming soon: Interview with Marina Varella.

St. Catharines, Ontario. (Photo: PGregoryB)

Episódio #7

Why did Armando move to Cambridge?

This reverend, family counselor and seminar facilitator tells us about this important decision. Coming soon: Interview with Armando Padovan.

Cambridge, Ontario. (Photo: Alla Ovchinnikova)

Episode #8

Why did Angelita move to Kingston?

This chef de cuisine tells us about this important decision.
Coming soon: Interview with Angelita Macedo

Kingston, Ontario (Photo: Atomazul )

Episode #9

Why did Caroline move to London?

This doctoral student in Music Education and professional music, tells us about her important decision. Coming soon: Interview with Caroline Blumer.

London, Ontario (Photo: Amyinlondon)

Episode #10

Why did Flavio move to Hamilton?

This entrepreneur in the import sector tells us about his important decision. Coming soon: Interview with Flavio Ferreira.

Hamilton, Ontario (Photo: Horst Petzold)

This series of podcasts – Ontario is not just Toronto – aims to inform, guide, and facilitate the assimilation of Brazilians in Ontario, Canada, presenting different cities in the province, as a great destination to live, work, visit or study. The audio/podcast interviews are in Portuguese, and transcripts and translations in English and French will be available soon.

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Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates

The views expressed in this podcast are the views of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.