Neighbourhood Profile: Danforth/Greektown
Step onto the Danforth and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into the heart of an eclectic European community. Danforth – also known as the heart of Greektown – is a neighbourhood in Toronto that sets itself apart from any other in the city. Laced with patios, parks, and schools, along with the largest stretch of restaurants in the city – it’s no wonder this community is one of the most desirable in all of Toronto. If you’ve yet to experience the vibe of the Danforth, here’s a little taste of what you can expect:
Although Danforth Avenue stretches vastly through the city, it’s the stretch from approximately Donlands Avenue to Broadview where you will find the heart of the Danforth and Greektown. This quaint community is located right along the Bloor-Danforth subway line. That means whether it’s downtown, the Beaches, Scarborough or the west end that you need to get to, you can hop on the subway or take your car and be just about anywhere in the span of 10-30 minutes.
The Food and Shops
Take a stroll along the Danforth and you’ll find countless wonders to taste – from a variety of Mediterranean flavours to Asian, Italian, or Indian – you name it, they’ve got it. Not to mention the cafés, bistros, bars and boutiques – this community is one that has truly managed to maintain the charm of independently owned businesses of every kind. For this reason, you will find places to shop and eat here that you simply can’t find anywhere else.
The Green Space
Hop on the streetcar or simply take a walk five minutes south along Broadview Avenue and you’ll witness one of the best views of the city – we’re talking postcard worthy. Riverdale Park is a massive green space that peaks well above the neighbouring Don Valley, with a beautiful backdrop of the city skyline. So between the giant hills, baseball diamonds, waterpark, and skating rinks – you’ll find people and families frolicking throughout this park at all times of year.
And if biking is your thing, you can head down along the Pan Am Path through the Don Valley and enjoy some of the most extensive trails that stretch through the city.
This neighbourhood isn’t your go-to place for a raging club-scene, or rowdy bars. Although the demographic is very diverse, this is the place to be when you’re looking to enjoy a few drinks and live music, bask in the sunshine on a patio, or dive into a delicious meal with the family. The vibe here is slow-paced and easy-going – it’s one that truly makes you feel like you’ve taken a few steps back from the big city, all the while having the magnificent skyline in sight. Visit the Danforth and experience what so many love about this community.
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