Susan MacLeod

Pape in the west to Woodbine in the east, from Danforth Avenue up to just north of Milverton Boulevard, the Danforth is a thriving rectangular area that sits either side of the road it is named after. Primarily a Greek neighbourhood, it is filled with residences and plentiful cafes, restaurants and bars. It’s easily accessible via the TTC’s Yonge and Bloor line, with buses catering to north-south transportation. 

East Eats The Only Cafe has served craft beers in a friendly eclectic environment for over 30 years. Meanwhile the as well as a plethora of traditional Greek eateries, the neighbourhood serves up Indian food at Makkah, Ethiopean at Wazema and Lalibela, and there’s a vibrant Mexican Art Cafe for lighter fare. Or taste all the flavours at once – many of these local gems participate in the annual Taste of the Danforth summer food festival. <link http://tasteofthedanforth.com/>

The Only Cafe, 972 Danforth Avenue

Makkah, 1020 Danforth Avenue

Lalibella, 1405 Danforth Avenue

Wazema, 1360 Danforth Avenue

El Sol Mexican Art Cafe, 1448 Danforth Avenue 

Activities

Danforth Bowl is a vintage bowling alley serving snacks and beverages – and not just to kids thanks to the popular Rock and Roll night bowling. On the west side, the library hosts programs for babies, toddlers and kids of all ages, and lets you borrow CDs and DVDs. For outdoor adventure, the area is dotted with parkettes and The Cyclepath bike store can kit you out to explore on two wheels.

Danforth Bowl, 1554 Danforth Avenue, 

The Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Avenue

Cycle Path, 1520 Danforth Avenue