Neighbourhood: Greektown

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Location: Danforth Avenue, between Chester Avenue and Jones. Transit: Pape subway station.

Also known as The Danforth, Greektown is one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Toronto. Starting from a tiny community in 1907, it’s grown to become the second-largest outside of Greece itself and the largest in North America – a testament to the area’s strong character and welcoming atmosphere.

The streets are lined with the unmistakable blue and white of the Greek flag and signs are displayed in both English and Greek. It’s a place that’s always buzzing with excitement and a premier destination for shopping of all kinds, dining, strolling, patios and people-watching. Summertime also finds many restaurants and cafés open until the wee hours of the morning.

Most notably, Greektown hosts the annual Taste of the Danforth festival. This event brings the delectable cuisine out of local restaurants and into the streets. Listen to Greek bands while getting your fill of authentic souvlaki, stuffed grape leaves, moussaka and grilled lamb. Every year, it feels as if the entire city has been drawn to Greektown by the delicious food.