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Updated on November 10, 2011

Danforth Ave. - The Heart of Toronto's Greektown

Danforth Ave in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the gathering place of Toronto’s Greek Canadian community, as well as those who want to partake is some fabulous in culture, food and entertainment,

Danforth Ave in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the gathering place of Toronto’s Greek Canadian community, as well as those who want to partake is some fabulous in culture, food and entertainment,

The street takes its name from American contractor Asa Danforth, who had been commissioned to lay down the road in 1799 . As Toronto grew over the past 200 years, so did this vibrant community in the ciy’s east end. Today, The western portion of Danforth Ave. is the heart of Toronto's Greektown community., It is a street area in history, culture, and delicious restaurants.

Danforth Ave - Home of Toronto's Greek Canadian Community

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Danforth Ave - Property of Greek Civilization

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Danforth Ave - Toronto's Best Greek Restaurants

Danforth Ave is best known for its patio restaurants, and the wonderful the smell of their fabulous Greek food. Although best known for grilled calamari, scrumptious gyros, stuffed vegetables, souvlaki, flamming saganaki and Greek pastries, the Danforth actualy offers visitors a wide array of different international cuisine. There is indeed something for everyone’s palate.

Here, in no particular order, is a small list of some of Danforth Ave's most popular restaurants...

Christina's on the Danforth: - 492 Danforth Ave - (416) 463-4418

Messini Authentic Gyros: 456 Danforth Ave - (416) 778-4861

Pantheon: 407 Danforth Ave - (416) 778-1929

Trapezzi: 505 Danforth Ave - (416) 465-8778

Danfoth Ave - Other Popular Attractions

  • The 'Taste of the Danforth" is an annual street festival. Held each August, “Taste of the Danforth” welcomes over 1 million visitors a year.
  • The "Big Carrot Natural Food Market" opened on the Danforth in the mid-1980s. and is the focal point of the Carrot Common mall. The mall features 17 stores which surround a central courtyard and popular meeting place
  • “The Music Hall” is a 90 year old performing arts venue located on the western end of Danforth Ave.

Taste of the Danforth....

Greek Independence Day Parade on the Danforth..

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Great and educational hub! I enjoyed it immensely! Hoepfully, I will try to visit Toronto again in my lifetime! Toronto is such an interesting city-like New York but much cleaner!

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      klarawieck 6 years ago

      We've got our cuban version too... It's called CALLE OCHO, except people are dancing in the streets, not just making lines to eat food. I'd be in line too if I were there. I love Greek food! Nice hub!

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      SomewayOuttaHere 7 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

      you just never know Greek One! And u should be easy to spot! 4 favorite areas - the Danforth, Bathurst/Spadina area, Queen West, Beaches (used to live S. of Queen) Will have to look and see if you've written about any of those areas....

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Great hub, I'd like to take a visit to the big carrot natural food market at Danforth, I do love my natural veggies. Thanks :)

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      Greek One 7 years ago

      feel free to buy me a gyros (or 2.. or 3) next time you are in town!

      :)

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      SomewayOuttaHere 7 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

      ...I miss it sometimes! and drop by when I've passing through. the hub caught my eye of course.