You close your eyes, the aroma of pizza and pasta make you feel as though you are walking down the streets of Rome. However, you open your eyes and find yourself at College St. and Bathurst St., in the heart of Little Italy, Toronto.
Contrary to popular belief, Little Italy is not primarily inhabited by Italian families. The neighbourhood is comprised of various semi-detached houses in addition to townhouses, and is home to residents of all ages and ethnicities. Little Italy is commonly known for the exciting festivals, parties, and parades that often take place on the main streets. In addition, the Fred Hamilton Park allows for more organized entertainment, tailored towards the younger residents of Little Italy.
A few popular schools around Little Italy include Harbord Collegiate Institute and Clinton Street Junior Public School. Further, the Christie and Ossington Subway Stations allows for easy transportation to and from various parts of the city. With a great variety of restaurants nearby, such as Franks Kitchen, Sidecar, Sushi Bon, Ali Baba’s, and Burro Burrito, it is especially easy for residents of Little Italy to satisfy their everyday cravings.