Greektown on the Danforth
Greektown on the Danforth
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Danforth Street is more commonly known as "The Danforth" where it becomes the city's Greek neighborhood.
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Neighbourhood: East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
How to get there
  • Chester • 3 min walk
  • Pape • 7 min walk
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chef teacher
Ontario, Canada42 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I loved going to Greek town on Danforth for many years. Recently I was greatly disappointed as it did not feel like Greek town. I spoke to some of the vendors who were still there and they shared that many businesses left due to extremely high rents. Sad.
Written February 5, 2023
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,496 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Fun music and lots of food options offered at the stalls set up on the road and the local restaurants. After waiting in line for about 15 minutes, I had a skewer of pork souvlaki, with extra Tzatziki and salad.
Written August 11, 2019
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MaraFromToronto
Toronto, Canada3,564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
We live on the Danforth. If you have any questions about where to go, or what to do, please ask me :) I have lived here for 23 years. Greektown on the Danforth is one of Toronto's best ethnic neighbourhoods, modernized. If you drive or take the subway to Broadview and Danforth, and then walk the Danforth east to Jones Avenue, you will find many great shops, from cheese, to fashion, but especially....RESTAURANTS! This neighbourhood has a LOT of fabulous restaurants, and while it was initially all Greek, it now offers a whole assortment of ethnic foods. For authentic Greek, my personal favourite is Mezes, north side of Danforth a few doors west of Logan Avenue. For pub food? Try Brass Taps, just east of Logan Avenue on the south side. Pizza? Libretto. More upscale food? Lolita's Lust and The Forth. Fun southwestern? Hands down, the Combine Eatery. Sushi? For reasonable prices, try Casa Sushi. There are a LOT of places to eat! Enjoy your visit to the Danforth. It's a great part of Toronto!
Written August 9, 2014
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kym72
Washington DC, DC423 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had seen so many brochures and websites on Greektown, Toronto, Ontario. I was very excited to visit and dine in one of the Greek restaurants. We visited Greektown last weekend and it was a huge disappointment. There were only a handful of Greek restaurants (none of which were open at 1pm in the afternoon on a Saturday) and a few Greek bakeries. The brochures all said it was a happening location with lots to do, eat and see. I found none of this to be true. We ate lunch at a little Greek diner and the food was horrible. Well done pork and chicken gyros that tasted like shoe leather--all for a whopping $25 for two people. Had the food been great, I wouldn't have thought twice about paying $12.50 per person for lunch at a little diner but this food tasted as though it had been cooking on a grill for 3 days! I would definitely not recommend anyone wasting their time and visiting Greektown on Danforth.
Written November 27, 2007
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busyeater
New Westminster, Canada833 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Very easy to get to on the subway and preferable to driving. Parking can sometimes be hard to find. Very nice to stroll along the Danforth. Lots go good shopping in a variety of small shops. Two of the best shoe stores in the city....Corso Shoes and the Little Blue Box....keep me coming back year after year. Fruit and vegetable stores offer produce at unbeatable prices. And then ther's the restaurants! Tons of them and not all Greek. Enjoy lunch or dinner on one of the many sidewalk patios. A lovely peaceful way to spend an afternoon and a lively fun place to spend an evening. Look out for Taste of the Danforth. Wow!
Written June 11, 2014
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Periodically I’ve had business meetings in the area, and a few times have come to celebrate the mid-August weekend “Taste of the Danforth” festival of tasty Greek foods, games, live entertainment, street performers, stands at which vendors are selling many types inexpensive goods and services, and more. On this visit we came for lunch, followed by an ice-cream dessert, and strolling on the Danforth, window shopping and buying to gifts.

In addition to Greek restaurants in Greektown, there are many others, including those offering Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Japanese, Irish, and other cuisines, cafes, pubs, pizza shops, ice cream shops, and other fast foods.

From an architecture standpoint, there is little to see. There are few buildings over 125 years old. Lots of the restaurants offer outdoor seating. The area tends to be very safe to walk around in, both during the day and evening.

A lot of people walk their dogs in the area.
Written July 15, 2018
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TorontonianTraveller
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013
Greektown is a great spot to visit.
But -- Greektown is also evolving -- while there are still a lot of great restaurants like Ouzeri, Mezes, etc, recently diversity has become the norm! You can get Italian (7 Numbers), Thai (Diners Thai, and others), Sushi (Sushi Delight, Sushi Friends), Licks and also places like St Louis Ribs. Still love Demetre for their home made ice cream, but also there is a new gelato spot, and Leonidas also sells gelato. Tack on the various coffee shops and bagel shops, you basically see there is something for pretty much everyone!

In terms of shopping, well there are a raft of bridal stores, shoe stores, home decor stores, mens/ladies clothing and other specialty stores. For those wanting healthy options for their groceries - check out the Big Carrot.

Best of all -- most of the restaurants have patio space in the good weather so always busy during the summertime.
Written January 24, 2013
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Marlilyn44
Toronto29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Business
This place is authentic greek food! Fresh food, your salad tastes like it was just freshly picked. Order Saganaki and get the Oppa treatment! all appetizers are amazing! even try the Saganaki with scallops and mushrooms, yummy! The Seafood Platter is my all time favourite! And don't forget to ask for John to sing a special Happy Birthday to you if you are celebrating a birthday! It is memorable!
Written July 13, 2016
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travlynme
Toronto, Canada10,440 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
It is not Greektown it has become basically just a trendy street to hang out. It has lost authenticity.
Written June 14, 2016
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Annette W
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Nice quaint area. Authentic Greek food. Walked around, stopped off for lunch at Messini for gyros...cheap. The Greek fries were real good. The pork in my gyro was dry and hard. The feta cheese was real creamy. The olive spread they put on the table was awesome. The server only gave us a small plate (4 slices)of pita bread for our party of 5. When we asked for more he said only one plate per table. We should have asked for 2tables instead of squeezing to the one. For dessert, we bought off at Athens pastries for some rum balls.
Written May 31, 2016
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