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Greektown on the Danforth

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Address: 1675 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4C 5P2, Canada
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Danforth Street is more commonly known as "The Danforth" where it...

Danforth Street is more commonly known as "The Danforth" where it becomes the city's Greek neighborhood.

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Danforth is not all about restaurants

We enjoyed walking on Danforth and view the many restaurants but best of all I like buying fruits and vegetable from the asian small stores. The produce is fresh and the prices... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We enjoyed walking on Danforth and view the many restaurants but best of all I like buying fruits and vegetable from the asian small stores. The produce is fresh and the prices are lower than large grocery stores.

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I feel that Greektown is one of the better ethnic communities in Toronto. There were certainly enough Greek restaurants to give it a Greek flavour. I don't know what it's like at night but during the day it is rather low key.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I visited the area expecting a lot of Greek shops etc, I live in London and know quite a few Cypriots and speak a little of the language. It was very disappointing, my cousin from New York also felt it was a complete waste of time. The spanikopites was lovely and substantial. No lamb souvla only chicken and beef.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

There are a variety of restaurants on the Danforth. A little research will get you to one that's not a chain and that has more than "street" food. The stores are also fun to visit, bakeries, grocery, "wedding", toys, candy. Fun really for the whole family, but also great for a date night.

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New Brunswick
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

This area offers a glimpse of the real Toronto without the glitz and polish and is fun and worthwhile. Lots of local color and flavour and good restos abound for a great meal in a fun atmoshere.

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Fun area. Good food. Some nice little bars and cafes too. Lovely Greek Souvlaki on the go. Apparently much improved under the current executive!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Nice little town with some cafes for Greek testing, was good to stop by and eat some bites. Enjoyed it with my girlfriend!

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This area is rich with Greek cultural imprints and wonderful restaurants of many ethnicities. The heart of the area is at Danforth and Logan Avenues, with Chester or Pape being the closest subway stops. The map location given here is incorrect. Danforth and Coxwell is well away from Greektown.

Thank Kate H
Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Mezes on Danforth is a fabulous Greek restaurant. The service was great and food even better. Crowded and reservations recommended, but I guess that speaks for their food. Had the typical pork souvlaki, and it didn't disappoint. Couldn't eat it all, but only because of the generous portion. Highly recommend this place.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Danforth is nice,although I don't go there too often. Pantheon in myopiion one of the ebst Greek restaurants in Toronto (although very noisy!). I liek the crystal shop called Gifts form the earth in Carrot common or some independt shops nearby by health food store (althoguh bit overpriced compared to Kensington Market). called the Big Carrot.

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