About Little Italy Toronto
Little Italy is one of the most happening neighbourhoods in this city. With its popular (and delicious) restaurants, cafes, bakeries, clothing stores, shoe boutiques, and retro record shops, and it is no wonder why. With so much to do, at every turn, it is also (surprisingly) one of the more relaxing areas to be. Little Italy puts the “Dolce Far Niente” (Sweet of nothing = sweet idleness) in a city that is always on-the-go.
And how does it do that? Simple: good (great) food, good music (live bands), beautiful shopping options, and friendly faces. Little Italy has some of the most (and the most popular) patios in Toronto. Its patio-dwelling culture can be attributed to its European roots and Italian influence—aninfluence that is palatable not only in the mouth-watering Tuscan fare, rich espressos, generous cappuccinos, creamy agnolotti, and fresh biscotti a-plenty but in the neighbourhood’s overall tight-knit community atmosphere. An energy that embraces the richer, finer, and “funner” things in life. Yes, we said it: “funner.”
In-line with the European style of the area, surrounding residential side streets (off of College Street) hug visitors with well-manicured lawns, immaculate front porches, beautiful brick homes, waving hands, and friendly faces. The residential makeup of Little Italy varies between the old and young and old-school and new-school.
In tune with the rest of the city, Little Italy’s housing market is in high demand. People who have lived in Little Italy a long time seldom want to leave the convenience, community, and welcoming ‘vibe’ so rare in big-city living behind.
In Little Italy life is sweet and idleness is done right – and done in style.