At the moment if you were in Greektown, you might expect the temperature to be 18°C, the wind blowing at 14 km/h and humidity of 73%. This information is very interesting, right? But no, you’re not in Greece, you’re in Greektown Toronto. Do you want to know something about Greektown? – Then read this blog!
Greektown, (you can call it Greektown on the Danforth or just The Danforth), is one of the most interesting districts here in Toronto. This clean and safe neighborhood offers everybody nice restaurants, cafes and retail stores. It’s the right place to enjoy a meal that features traditional Greek cuisine with the family, have a cocktail in a lounge or to go clubbing. Everything is very close together. You want to have a first contact with the Greek culture and tradition? – Then you should be on Danforth Avenue, between Chester Avenue and Dewhurst Boulevard!
This district is known for its architecture, which was built in the early 1900s. The Greek-Canadians who live there mostly emigrated from Greece to Canada; these people are always friendly, have a very open mind and care about their community. Every year the local residents celebrate the “Taste of the Danforth”. During this festival, the whole district invites all interested people to enjoy the weekend-long street party in early August. Some artists entertain the people with live music and dance, and the children can do some interactive sports, for example, climbing on prepared walls and street basketball. It’s a wonderful event to have fun and enjoy with your family and friends.
Take some Greek flair home!
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