It was during the 1920’s that College Street’s “Little Italy” became recognized as the residential and commercial centre of Toronto. In the 1960’s many of Little Italy’s Italian residents began to welcome new neighbours from around the world to help create what is considered one of Toronto’s most multicultural neighbourhoods.
The Little Italy shopping district on College Street between Shaw Street and Euclid Avenue is home to many cafes, fresh fruit and vegetable markets, bakeries and world class restaurants for which Toronto is known.
Little Italy Homes
The majority of Little Itay’s row houses and attached Victorian homes were built between 1880 and 1910. These house are set on narrow tree-lined streets with parking facilities located at the back of the property, off of rear laneways. New townhome and loft condominium developments have attracted many new residents to this vibrant downtown neighbourhood.
Little Italy Schools
Charles G. Fraser Jr
Givins/Shaw Jr. & Sr.
Central High School of Commerce
Regular TTC bus service on Ossington Avenue connecting at Ossignton Subway at Ossignton Avenue and Bloor Street
Streetcar service on College Street, Dundas Street and Bathurst Street