Reenie Banks

One of Toronto's most vibrant and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, The Danforth is also known as GreekTown, as having a large Greek influence. The relative affordability of the houses in Danforth Village, together with the convenience of the Bloor-Danforth subway line make this neighbourhood an excellent choice for first time home buyers.

This neighbourhood has become a recent hot spot for young professionals' many of whom are noted artists. It would not surprise if your neighbour was a member of the Toronto Symphony, Canadian Opera, or film and television performers; a far cry from the blue collar families that once proliferated in this neighbourhood. The "Danny" as this neighbourhood is affectionately known attracts visitors from across the city in the springtime to a number of popular street festivals; and in the Fall garden tours together with studio visits provide an up close opportunity to get to know your neighbours. This neighbourhood is proud of its active parent participation in the school system which has welcomed many new families in recent years.

Running east-west on Danforth Road, its western end begins just east of the Bloor viaduct and continues on through to East York until it intersect with Kingston Road. West of Warden Avenue intersects with Danforth Road which runs diagonally north-east until south of Lawrence Avenue.

The area is also known for its annual festive, The Taste of Danforth, celebrating the multicultural diversity of Toronto. The Carrot Common and it's outdoor courtyard have become a central meeting point and is home to The Big Carrot. As you venture east or west along Danforth avenue yields some great finds like the restored Danforth Music Hall, shopping at Lustre and Bullet and great eats at Globe, 7 Numbers and Athens Pastries.

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