Image taken Oct. 18, 1912. Broadview Avenue and Danforth, looking east
Greektown is an area of east Toronto where a lot of the first Greek immigrants settled in the early 1900’s. Slowly, the neighbourhood grew as many Greek shops and restaurants started to open up in this area. By the 1970’s, this area had grown so much that it was often referred to as the largest Greektown in the world.
Over the past decade, Greektown has undergone a lot of gentrification and growth. Many new more expensive restaurants and bars have opened in the area, including some Thai, Brazilian and Japanese restaurants among others. Canadians of Greek decent are still the predominant ethnic group in this area however the area is also now home to many different people of varying ethnicities.