The name stands for “Urban Experience”, I suppose. Because that’s what they provide.

Canada is officially a multi-cultural nation and if urban centers like Toronto are accurate indicators, it really is a social experiment that works.

We really don’t have tensions such as ethnic ghettos, overt racial animus or, even worse, race-riots.

However, smaller towns are still very much ethnically and culturally homogeneous environments.

That’s where organizations such as Urban EX come in.

This seems to be quite a growing (and necessary) field if our multi-cultural society is to expand and flourish.

The aim of organizations such as Urban Ex is to facillitate the exposure of people from smaller regions to the rich cultural diversity of a major center like Toronto.

They describe what they offer as an “experience in arts, culture and social justice”.

Understanding of other cultures or even the underprivileged in our society is what they are attempting to foster. It is an admirable objective in a world fearful of differences.

We hope that our hostel environment aids them by allowing them to meet and interact individuals from all around the world.

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