Metro Canada spoke with some new Canadians recently to see how they were adjusting to their new country. Meet Charlie Fung of Toronto, who moved to Canada last July from the Dominican Republic.

Q. Why did you choose to come to Canada?

A. My parents chose for the high school and college stuff.

Q. What were your first impressions of Canada?

A. When I first arrived, the first thing I saw was the streets; they were more organized, and a little wider for the cars, and cleaner.

Right now, the difference I have seen is that the produce in the stores, in Canada here, there is some stuff that is cheaper here than from my country.

Q. What is the one thing you love most about Toronto?

A. The cold weather, because I have been living in a tropical-weather country for 17 years and I don’t like to sweat.

I don’t like to feel hot — I don’t know why. Sometimes I feel like I get tired easily.

Q. What is the one thing you still find strange?

A. I don’t think I find anything strange. The only thing I find interesting is that Toronto is multi-cultural. There are many kinds of people from Asia, from South America, from everywhere.

For example, China Town, Little Italy — it’s amazing. They have their place where they can feel like they’re at home. That’s amazing.

Q. What are the three words you would use to describe your new home?

A. Safe, comfy, small.

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