Little Italy Toronto

Little Italy in Toronto boasts a vibrant night life along with plenty of shopping and dining

Taste of Little Italy event on College Street
Taste of Little Italy event on College Street cc licensed photo by synestheticstrings

This historic Toronto neighbourhood is home to the largest Italian community outside of Italy. It is also home to the Italian walk of fame, the only section of sidewalk in the world embedded with brass and granite stars engraved with the names of famous Italians.

Large numbers of Italians came to Toronto in the early 1900s and the majority of them had settled into this area by the 1920s. Toronto's historic Little Italy, is centred primarily along College Street West between Ossington Avenue and Bathurst Street.

While the ethnic make up of the community has become more diverse over the years as people move around within the city and into the outlying suburbs, you will definitely find a concentration of superb Italian restaurants and sidewalk cafes in the area. Treat yourself to some authentic pizza or some Sicilian ice cream. There are also several bars, a couple of nightclubs and the recently renovated Royal repertory cinema to keep you occupied.

If you are visiting Toronto in mid June you will want to check out the festivities at the annul Taste of LIttle Italy event which you can watch a video of under our Photo and Video Tab.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Hours: Mon-Sun 24/7

Address: Toronto, ON

Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-SpadinaQueens Park or College Station0 Minutes
Bloor-Danforth LineBathurst Station0 MInutes

How to get to Little Italy Toronto by TTC Subway

From either Queens Park or College Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina Line catch the #506 Carlton Towards High Park streetcar travelling west on College Street and get off anywhere between Bathurst Street and Ossington Avenue. Little Italy runs throughout this section of College Street.

Alternately, from Bathurst Station on the Bloor-Danforth Line, exit and catch the #511 Carlton Towards Exhibition streetcar travelling south on Bathurst Street and get off at College Street West. From here Little Italy runs west along College Street. You can explore it on foot or ride the #506 Streetcar through it.

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