There is a sizeable Greek community in Toronto along Danforth Ave in the east end. In the summer the Greek community holds a festival along Danforth Ave.
Toronto is home to the fourth largest Italian population outside of Italy, behind Sao Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and New York City, respectively. As of the Canada 2011 Census, there were 475,090 Italian Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area. To a large measure the Italian immigrants of the 1960s built Toronto.
The Jewish history of Toronto is very long and have contributed to the evolution of the city in significant ways. The Theme of UJA Toronto Campaign 2012. Drive through Jewish Toronto, starting with our roots in the Kensington Jewish Market, past the Downtown Miles Nadal JCC, through our neighborhoods along Bathurst St., past Sherman Campus, Koffler Centre for the Arts and the Prosserman JCC. Then find yourself in the new northern areas of the community and home of the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus opening in Fall 2012. Jewish Toronto LIves here!
Little India, an ethnic enclave in the Leslieville neighbourhood of Toronto, consists of many Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, and Afghani restaurants, cafés, grocery stores, and clothing stores. It is entirely situated along a portion of Gerrard Street, between Greenwood Avenue and Coxwell Avenue, forming one of the largest South Asian marketplaces in North America.
The Chinese Canadian community in the Greater Toronto Area was first established around 1877, with an initial population of two laundry owners. While the Chinese population was initially small in size, it dramatically grew beginning in the 1960s due to changes in immigration law and political issues in Hong Kong. Additional immigration from Southeast Asia in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and related conflicts and a late 20th century wave of Hong Kong immigration further established the Chinese in Toronto. The Chinese established many large shopping centres in suburban areas catering to their ethnic group.
Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market is over 200 years old. Today, it boasts an exciting and wide variety of products such as fresh local produce, meats and cheeses.