Welcome to Danforth Village
An energetic and diverse community bustling with activity minutes from downtown Toronto
Located to the East of Toronto lies Danforth Village — an energetic and diverse community. Featuring a huge selection of upscale and mom-and-pop shops, diverse dining options and excellent schools, Danforth Village is a fun and family-friendly neighbourhood to call home.
Danforth became more accessible with the turn of the 20th century. The Prince Edward Viaduct was built to connect Bloor and Danforth, which eventually encouraged a streetcar boom in Danforth. During the early 1900s, streetcars were the main form of transportation around the village, and housing options began to erupt in the north and south.
In the 1960s, the streetcar was replaced by the subway, leaving Danforth with six subway stations and opening up the neighbourhood to commuters and growing businesses. Today, Danforth Village is a thriving district with a strong sense of community pride and endless opportunities for entertainment, relaxation, and fun!
What to Love
- The walkability of the neighbourhood — visit dozens of shops and cafes all within a few blocks
- Easy access to public transportation options with a quick ride to downtown Toronto
- Beautiful parks, trails, and green spaces for families and outdoor enthusiasts
Residents of Danforth enjoy numerous shopping and dining options, especially along Danforth Avenue, as well as easy commutes to downtown Toronto. The area is highly diverse and reflects many multicultural views and experiences within the broader community. Danforth is known for having the “largest Greek population in Toronto
,” which provides welcoming influences in culture, dining, and architecture throughout the neighbourhood.
The streets are a mix of single-family and duplex homes with spacious front yards and decorated porches. Featuring dozens of parks and an abundance of activities, Danforth is a great place for young families to call home.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
The Big Carrot Community Market is a natural food market committed to providing residents of Danforth with organic products. A one-stop-shop since 1983, the market offers healthy foods, organic body and home options, bulk items, and a holistic dispensary. Certified nutritionists are on staff and available for tours of the market and workshops on various foods, supplements, and products. The Big Carrot also provides extensive outreach to the community for all ages and supports local charities through fundraisers and donations. The market is Canada’s largest worker-owned natural food business and has two locations: Danforth Avenue and Southwood Drive in Toronto.
A family tradition of Friday night pizzas turned into a passion, and One Night Only Pizza was born. Luke and Brianna Skye decided to start selling pizzas off their front porch for one night only, but their little outfit quickly grew in popularity. They opened a shop in 2020 to bring fresh flavor and fun to the Danforth community. Their pizzas are made with local ingredients, and the dough is fermented for 72 hours and made with Canadian flour. Love and attention go into every detail — they promise you won’t taste another pizza quite like the pies at One Night Only.
For shopping opportunities, residents enjoy exploring the stores along Danforth Avenue. Moss, a local favorite for furniture and garden finds, and Re: Reading, a thriving independent bookshop, are two unique destinations along the busy street, but you can find something for all tastes along Danforth Avenue.
Things to Do
Taste Of The Danforth is Canada’s largest street festival. Welcoming over 1.3 million guests over three days, the festival is Toronto’s signature event. Organized by GreekTown on the Danforth Business Improvement Association, a nonprofit group, the event celebrates Greek heritage and the multicultural communities of Toronto. Featuring delicious food vendors, live music, art, and dance, Taste of the Danforth is everyone’s favorite event of the year.
Originally a movie theater in the early 1900s, Danforth Music Hall has been remodeled and restructured to accommodate the best bands and performers in the country. The venue features artists across all genres, family-friendly performances, and comedy shows and is available for private parties and events. If you’re looking for outdoor opportunities, Danforth is also home to several excellent parks. A few favorites include Taylor Creek Park for hiking, Monarch Park off-least time with your pup, and East Lynn Park for its community events and ice rink.
Danforth Village is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: