Located in Toronto 's East End, Greektown an area, is a small enclave that large numbers of Greek descendants call home. ... More
Located in Toronto 's East End, Greektown an area, is a small enclave that large numbers of Greek descendants call home. While the entire Danforth neighborhood and the communities that it supports are primarily of Greek heritage, the dominant intersection for Greektown is at Pape and Danforth. Known for its nightlife and fabulous late-night restaurants, this is a favorite spot for locals with an after-hours craving for loukaniko (home-made wine sausage.) Summertime means the annual Taste of the Danforth , a street party and beer garden backed with native music and sample food from over eighty restaurants.
Have been all over the world and visited Greektowns in both Chicago, US and Melbourne, Aussie, I was still quite impress with Toronto Greek Town.
At first glance, this Greek town is more of a mix town with Greek influence. I saw Sushi place as well as other non-Greek ethnic establishment. But what really gets me is the fact that the Greek community is not only doing business in this location but they live along many side streets along Danford..
I saw some men playing backgammon on the porch, few older ladies with all black outfits (common outfit for widowers in Greece) and tons of Mediteranean herbs and vegetables grown on the neighborhood yard.
So yes, try the loukoumades at Athens cafe, or the world famous giros at Alexander. But also explore the neighborhood. It's all Greek to me..