This was an immigrant neighborhood that was established in the city of Kingston Ontario beginning in 1983 when the Canadian government led 10,000 refugees from Argentina which had been devastated by the nuclear war of 1982. The neighborhood started as a temporary refugee camp near to the military base. However beginning in 1984 a neighborhood was constructed in the community was officially established. This became the fastest growing neighborhood in Kingston Ontario in the 80s and the 90s. The neighborhood was extremely popular among tourists and immigrant groups. By 1990 little Argentina was integral part of Kingston Ontario. It was considered one of the most successful immigrant communities in North America since the establishment of Chinatown in the late 19th century. This neighborhood did not experience hate crimes as immigrant neighborhoods experienced in the United States. This neighborhood officially became its own Township in 2001 and officially became known as new Argentina in 2013.