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The Danforth

A vibrant Toronto neighbourhood known for its Greek heritage, culinary scene, and lively street festivals along a storied east-end avenue.

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Every August, The Danforth transforms into a massive, million-person Greek food and culture festival. But here’s the thing: most vendors are just local restaurants extending their patios out onto the street, and you can eat at those restaurants at literally any time. Taste of the Danforth, which is the festival’s name, is worth a visit for the sake of color and novelty, but if you’d rather avoid the long lines for quality souvlaki, head over any other time of the year. Mezes is a popular mainstay, and Athens Pastries is a small and lovely bakery with tantalizing honey puffs called loukoumathes.    

mfraiman 2 years ago

The Danforth Articles

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