at a glancein&aroundthe neighbourhood


It covered much of the present day neighbourhood of the Upper Beaches, stretching up to Danforth Avenue in the north, part of it stretching to Lake Ontario in the south a portion of the present-day neighbourhood, The Beaches. The central street in East Toronto was Main Street, running between Danforth Avenue to Kingston Road. The commercial center of the town was located at the intersection of Main Street and Lake View Avenue (present-day Gerrard Street).

Neighbourhood Vibes


Little India

Little India is home to the Gerrard India Bazaar, North America’s largest South Asian ethnic market. Browse textile shops full of colourful silks to make the perfect sari or buy vibrant ready-to-wear clothing at import clothing shops. Find bargains on exotic home furnishings, jewellery and art from South Asia. There’s plenty to keep you busy and that’s before you even get to the Bazaar’s main attraction – the food!

Greek Town

Also known as The Danforth, Greektown is one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Toronto. Starting from a tiny community in 1907, it’s grown to become the second-largest outside of Greece itself and the largest in North America – a testament to the area’s strong character and welcoming atmosphere.

River Side District

Explore Toronto’s Riverside District. Historic Queen East between the DVP and De Grassi St. Experience Riverside’s heritage buildings, walkable urban neighbourhood, award-winning restaurants, eclectic shops & vibrant public art. Experience history with The Opera House, The Royal Canadian Curling Club, The Broadview Hotel, and De Grassi St. Savour with Toronto’s best chefs. Play at Smash! Ping Pong Lounge. Enjoy local brews at Riverside’s breweries and Toronto’s first cidery. There’s always something to enjoy in Riverside small-town-in-the-big-city atmosphere

The Beaches

The inviting Lake Ontario beachfront features acres of soft sand, shady parks, bike and rollerblade paths and a 3 km boardwalk. All are beautifully maintained and popular with the locals. Come people-watch while you soak up the sun. Or work up a sweat along the paths or at one of the area’s many beach volleyball courts. Cool off in Lake Ontario or at the free-entry Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pool, before taking a few minutes to stroll along Queen Street East.


Historically Toronto’s “Film District,” the streets of this east end neighbourhood are populated by quaint shops, including a number of vintage furniture stores. Once a well-kept secret of local set designers, Leslieville is the perfect place to find that Danish teak side table or rustic piece for your home.

Restaurant & Retail

Breakwall BBQ & Smokehouse

Breakwall Barbeque is one of the original premium smokehouses in Toronto. At the heart of their story is their low ‘n’ slow-smoked meats, dripping with flavors cultivated from their homemade sauces and dry rubs. They pride themselves on their ingredient selection, keeping it Canadian – picking high-cut high-grade meats from local Ontario farms. In addition to using the best ingredients, their top of the line equipment and kitchen staff is what sets them apart.

The Stone Lion

Local, Fresh & Friendly. Get together or outing with live entertainment and a large enough space to cater to any event. They take a fresh approach to traditional food. They pride themselves on great service and a friendly atmosphere.

Little India Restaurant

Little India is a family-owned and operated restaurant that first opened on January 2, 1995 introducing authentic and traditional Indian food to the Toronto area and have grown into what many say is the best Indian buffet in the area. When you walk in their doors, you are greeted as one of the family. If you have special dietary concerns, such as gluten-free or vegan, they will be happy to accommodate you. Their menu changes weekly so you will never be bored and will always be pleasantly surprised by the choices that are available.