A lively, close knit community boasting a strong cultural heritage and a Toronto-famous yearly street festival.
Also known as Greektown, The Danforth is a busy east-end neighbourhood with a main retail strip located along Danforth Avenue (hence the name). During the 1970s and 80’s, it was considered the largest “Greek Town” in all of North America, with one of the highest number of Hellenic immigrants living outside of Greece. A 1970 Toronto Star article referred to the Greek population in the neighbourhood, noting that it had “probably undergone the sharpest, most extreme cultural impact of any area in Toronto”. In 1981, the Danforth Village BIA was formed with a goal improving the overall community for both business owners and residents. In 1993, the name of the BIA was officially changed to Greektown on the Danforth, a nod to the area’s most prominent cultural heritage. In 1994, the first Taste of the Danforth festival was held, drawing about 5000 attendees. The yearly festival is the now most attended neighbourhood street festival in all of Toronto, bringing a draw of nearly 1.6 million visitors over the 3 night 2 day celebration. To this day, it is still completely volunteer run with only one full time staff member - which just goes to show how strong this incredible community really is!
Shops, restaurants, a music venue, comedy clubs, yoga studios...you name it and The Danforth have got it. With four subway stops and streetcar/bus connections, this neighbourhood is a commuter’s dream. The Danforth real estate boasts a more laid-back vibe than the heart of the city, but is just as convenient for daily errands and socializing. Plus, you have three awesome neighbourhoods to the south: Leslieville, Riverdale and the recently booming Little India/Gerrard East!
An overall laid back vibe with a slower pace than downtown, The Danforth real estate area has a growing population of working age individuals, along with a large population of youth and children. The residential makeup is an equal mix of apartments/condos and houses, both detached and semi-detached.
The Best Part
The access to every possible amenity a modern urbanite needs. Whether you want to catch your favourite band at The Danforth Music Hall, sweat it out at one of the many Pilates and yoga studios, stock your fridge the freshest organic produce from The Big Carrot, there's no need to venture far. And when you're hungry, grab a bite at any one of the incredible restaurants along The Danforth.
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