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“Good place if you have a hankering for Greek food”

Greektown on the Danforth
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Culinary Walking Tour of Greektown or Leslieville
Ranked #50 of 526 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: Danforth Street is more commonly known as "The Danforth" where it becomes the city's Greek neighborhood.
Reviewed 23 November 2013

If you're in Toronto, get on the TTC's Bloor line that runs east to west, get off at Broadview and start walking east. You'll start noticing signs in both Greek and English, Greek restaurants, Greek fast food, and other Greek owned businesses. Greektown runs from Broadview past Chester to Pape. My favorite Greek restaurant - Zorba's @ 681 Danforth, just East of Pape. Love their lamb chops. There are places that specialize in gyro closer to Chester, near the fountain/parkette. There's one place on the north, and one on the south. Try both and decide which one you like better. Go in July and August and you'll be able to eat alfresco on the patio - provided you can find a seat of course. Omonia is another great restaurant. It costs a couple of bucks more, but the ambiance is great, and I love their grilled calamari. There's also the annual Taste of the Danforth, where they close the street from Broadview to Pape. Go only if you like crowds. The prices get jacked up, and it's an ocean of people.

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

The Danforth is an absolutely delightful street to explore. If you're travelling by public transit, I would suggest getting off at Pape station and walking westward to Broadview station. That will give you a rich sampling of the Greektown portion. You might also wander up and down a few of the side streets for a block or so.

The Danforth offers many Greek restaurants, from upscale to fast food. Interspersed among them you will also find a rich multicultural selection of other eateries. Many have sidewalk cafes allowing you to enjoy the passing parade of pedestrians.

You will also find a wide selection of fruit and vegetable stands, flower shops, bakeries, and coffee houses. Many of the little shops are fascinating to explore, especially the dollar stores, which offer a radically different variety of merchandise from the standard stripmall dollar stores we usually see.

3  Thank James G
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

If you've never done this it's a must do!!!!
They finally have made the whole sidewalks part of the restaurants.
The street is closed and it's packed.
Loved the food samples.
Sat....had a beer.....listened to some bands......walked.....talked......walked....talked.
This was so great!!!!!
I stayed away from the Taste of the Danforth the last few years but after this year I will be there next year for sure!!!!
As far as the Danforth itself you can get more than Greek. There's a lot of different kinds of restaurants there now even if my 1st choice is still the Greek!!!!

Almost forgot .....there was a great kids zone there too!

2  Thank wasntme58
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

What an amazing event. The food, people, entertainment and convienence, really makes it worth the while. This year, it seem to be cleaner, better organized, not so congested and a lot more people. I think that the businesses were quite cognizant of the space in front of their shops this year and did a much better job of setting up their stations for a more efficient way for customer access. I saw sports trucks such as the Maple Leaf and Raptor trailers. This was a hit with those with children older than 10. I also loved that restaurants/bars allowed children in. The restaurant I attended Restaurant 417 had cool blue lights and atomosphere. They were also having the best drink specials. It was like a family nightclub with a cool club vibe. It was great to have with my pre-teen chilling beside me having custom virgin drinks made by the bartender for her. She even gave her a free refill while we took advantage of the $4 mix drink special. Honestly, overall it was a wonderful night.

Finally, the surrounding areas are quite beautiful. I parked on a side road off of Broadview. There is a park and lots of green scenery. Honestly the walk to the festivities was a beautiful one and added to the experience.

2  Thank Shayda47
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

I try and come to "Toronto the Good: when the annual "Taste of the Danforth" event is happening. This event alone is worth the trip. Three solid days of great street and restaurant food, entertainment, and giveaways. It is the best for place singles, families, and extended family adventures in being Greek.

1  Thank Carlo S
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