About Danforth Village/Upper Beaches
The band ‘Rush’ reference the Danforth in their instrumental “La Villa Strangiato” from the album Hemispheres (1978) and The Barenaked Ladies throw-out a nod to the Danforth in their song “The Old Apartment” from the album Born on a Pirate Ship (1996). Now that we’ve bestowed you with these groovy ‘dinner party facts’ let us digress…
This neighbourhood is a lively, shop-local area with a wellspring of European and predominantly Greek influences. The charms of this neighbourhood are not only in its patio-centric atmosphere, delicious culinary delights, artisanal cheese shops, speciality stores, bakeries, beautiful clothing boutiques, health food varieties, and yoga studios, but its well-crafted, and immaculately-maintained residential streets.
A highly-coveted area, Danforth Village has plenty of well-manicured lawns and foliage, tree-lined walkways, pedestrian-friendly walkability, local parks for play, and classic architecture. Residents enjoy walking to pick up fresh produce, ripe cheese, smoothies, rich coffees, and trinkets. A simple day outside can be anything from a walk to the park or a yoga class, to get groceries, or to chill out with neighbours on a patio (maybe even their own!). This is the type of neighbourhood where people say ‘hello’ and local shops know you by name. Its proximity to Toronto’s east-end stretch of sandy beach(es) and the waterfront is just another bonus for an area where, otherwise, everything you could ever need is right outside your front door.