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The Making of Greektown

The first Greeks in Toronto settled downtown beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. This first wave of migrants primarily resided in the neighbourhoods between Yonge Ave. and Church St., and Dundas Ave. and Carlton St. Following the 1918 riot—but especially after the second migratory wave in the 1950s and 1960s—Greeks established themselves on Danforth Avenue. Through story maps, an interactive map, digitized newspapers and photographs from the HHF Greek Canadian Archives, “The Making of ‘Greektown” project aims to represent the historical movement and growth of the Greek community in Toronto between the 1950s and 1970s.

Are you a Greek Canadian who has lived or worked in Toronto’s “Greektown”?

If so, the HHF Greek Canadian Archives would love to include you in our “The Making of Greektown” map. If you would like for you, your family, or your business to be included in “The Making of Greektown” interactive map, please submit your information in this form.