A neighbourhood you’ll never want to leave


Sunday School is a stone’s throw from the corner of Danforth and Jones, the epicenter of a hip, evolving neighbourhood. It’s where residential and commercial intersect; the vibe is peaceful yet dynamic, close to everything you need but comfortably removed from the bustle of the Danforth.

Say opa! to Greektown

Say hello to the Danforth scene: great coffee spots, restaurants, cool clothing stores and more. And every summer, you get front row seats to the perennially popular Taste of the Danforth, Toronto’s annual celebration of all things Greek. Enjoy everything from fragrant souvlaki and sticky baklava to great Canadian musicians, all right at your door. Or head north on Dewhurst instead, and you’ll instantly feel far away from the hustle and bustle of the Danforth. The idyllic neighbourhood is all big trees and gracious brick homes, friendly neighbours and kids riding their bikes. There are lots of great schools in the area, too – you couldn’t ask for a more family-friendly place.

Shopping near and far

Can’t find what you need on the Danforth? Take a quick jaunt down to Pape and Gerrard for a wander around Gerrard Square, a nice-size shopping mall with 70+ shops and services including Walmart, The Home Depot, Staples and Winners.

Minutes to downtown

Getting around town couldn’t be simpler – Sunday School is right between two subway stations, so you can easily live car-free if you want (but if you don’t, there’s parking available in the building and on the street).

Hop on at Pape or Donlands station, and you’ll be at Yonge and Bloor in mere minutes – if you’re in the mood for high-end shopping, incredible dining, people-watching and more.

If you’re looking to hang with a hipper crowd, take a short bike or a bus ride down Jones and you’re in Leslieville, a great little nabe that’s been compared to certain famously hip NYC locales. Whether you’re in the mood for the city’s best brunch, clever, of-the-moment boutiques or great places you won’t find anywhere else, you’re minutes away from the east end’s coolest hot spots.

And if you need even more transit options, there’s a GO station at Main station, too, for the days you’re heading further afield. Plus, you’re a 5-minute drive away from the Don Valley Parkway, which will take you up to the 401, south to the Lakeshore and Gardiner, or north to the 404.

Go green in Withrow Park

This 8.5 hectare, multipurpose park in the heart of Riverdale is a year-round community hub. Just a few minutes’ walk south from the Danforth, between Carlaw and Logan, it has an off-leash dog area, a fenced (and dog-free) kids’ playground with a summertime splash pad, and a clubhouse that holds classes and hosts community groups.

There’s also lots of space for running, walking, relaxing, with facilities for tennis, hockey, baseball, soccer –plus a great tobogganing hill that’s sure winter fun.

Eat local

Withrow Park is host to a popular Saturday farmer’s market, with local, organic foods produced and sold by Ontario farmers who care about food quality and sustainable practices. Once you’re done stocking up on incredible fruits, veg, baked goods and more, there’s loads of family fun to be had with kids crafts, workshops and other community initiatives.

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The Auld Spot Pub

This casual Scottish pub serves homey dishes like char siu spare ribs, pulled lamb sandwiches, and an indulgent bacon mac n’ cheese. Kick back and relax on their patio with one of their many craft brews on tap.


86 Blake St auldspot.ca

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Earl Beatty Community Centre

This community centre offers a full spectrum of recreational programming for community members of all ages. Programs include swimming, dance, creative arts, sports, fitness and more.


455 Glebeholme Blvd

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7 Numbers

Find a taste of Italy at this cozy restaurant located in the heart of Greektown. 7 Numbers serves up authentic Italian favourites such as homemade lasagna and pastas, braised lamb shank, and pan-fried calamari. Their covered heated patio makes for a perfect spot to enjoy your meal with a glass of wine.


307 Danforth Ave sevennumbers.com

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Athens

This lively Greek restaurant on the Danforth features a full menu with authentic flavours and hearty portions. The chefs use fresh ingredients to whip up traditional Greek dishes like the succulent chicken souvlaki, fried calamari, and lamb shank dinner. Features include live music and entertainment, a lounge, patio, and more.


707 Danforth Ave

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Avli

This bright and lively restaurant specializes in delectable Greek cuisine. Crowd favourites include the lamb shank, stuffed calamari, tender grilled octopus, and dips. Guests can also enjoy Avli’s fine selection of Greek wines and artisan beers.


401 Danforth Ave avlirestaurant.com

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Burger Stomper

Burger Stomper specializes in gourmet burgers made using only premium, Canadian AAA beef. Indulge in one of the juicy, signature burgers and wash it all down with a handcrafted milkshake.


364 Danforth Ave burgerstomperbar.com

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Factory Girl

Named after a Rolling Stones song, this casual bistro pub with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe is a neighbourhood favourite. The expansive menu highlights crowd favourites such as their Roma-style pizzas and pastas, and also includes typical pub fare like poutine, nachos, and more.


193 Danforth Ave factorygirlrestaurant.com

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Folia Grill

Folia Grill brings the authentic dishes and flavours found in the neighbourhood diners of Greece to Toronto. This small, self-serve restaurant offers some of the freshest and most reasonably priced Greek cuisine in Toronto.


1031 Pape Ave foliagrill.com

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Jean’s Vegetarian Kitchen

You can find fresh Thai and Malaysian inspired dishes at this homey restaurant on the Danforth. Using seasonal, sustainable ingredients whenever possible, Chef Jean creates healthy, flavourful vegetarian dishes such as pad Thai, kao pad, curries, and more.


1262 Danforth Ave jeanvegetariankitchen.ca

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Mezes

This lively Greek restaurant is a hotpot of activity on the Danforth. Delicious dishes such as calamari, mouthwatering grilled skewers, and baked phyllo pies are sure to please your palette. Their large portions are perfect for sharing so be sure to bring good company.


456 Danforth Ave

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Frankland Community Centre

Located at Frankland Community School, this small facility offers a variety of programming such as swimming, arts, sports, and more for children and their parents, and young adults.


816 Logan Ave

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Morgans

Morgans is a lively pub and restaurant with a focus on offering an extensive selection of craft beers and fine wines. The food focuses on local flavours and is uncomplicated just like the friendly, casual atmosphere. Highlights of the menu include the pan-seared scallops and rib eye with truffle butter.


1282 Danforth Ave

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Nakayoshi Izakaya

Japanese pub food is the highlight at Nakayoshi Izakaya. Tuck into steaming bowls of ramen, udon, and rice bowls or treat yourself to sushi and other Japanese dishes from their extensive menu.


812 Danforth Ave

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Pantheon

The airy atmosphere and hand painted frescoes at Pantheon will make you feel as though you’ve been transported to Greece. The menu honours the culinary traditions of Greece, and fresh fish and wine are imported from Greece for an authentic dining experience.


407 Danforth Ave

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Messini

Popular with the late-night crowd, Messini serves authentic Greek fare in a friendly and casual atmosphere. They are known for serving the #1 Gyros outside of Greece. You can also enjoy other authentic dishes such as grilled calamari, lamb chops, kebabs, and bifteki filled with feta cheese.


445 Danforth Ave messini.ca/danforth

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Pizzeria Libretto

At Pizzeria Libretto, Neapolitan style pizzas are baked to perfection in wood burning pizza ovens using local, fresh ingredients. You can also enjoy their fine selection of Italian wines and other dishes such as the buttermilk-fried calamari, beer Carpaccio, and grilled octopus.


550 Danforth Ave pizzerialibretto.com

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Lolita’s Lust

Voted one of Toronto’s most romantic restaurants, you’ll be delighted with the Mediterranean-inspired fare at Lolita’s Lust. Ambient lighting, a fireplace, and red walls add to the romantic air of the restaurant. Enjoy dishes like confit of duck, lemon feta shrimp, mushroom risotto, and more.


513 Danforth Ave lolitasrestaurant.ca

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Square Boy

A local favourite since the 1960s, Square Boy offers delectable casual eats at a low price. Square Boy is known for its burgers, gyros, and souvlaki, which is rated one of the best in Toronto.


875 Danforth Ave

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The Forth

This sleek, three-level venue seamlessly merges nightlife with fine dining. The restaurant features contemporary Canadian cuisine, blending Italian, Asian, and French flavors for an exhilarating dining experience.


629 Danforth Ave theforth.ca

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Tilde

This colourful and vibrant taqueria serves tacos and tostadas with flavours as bold as the décor. Tilde serves delicious soft tacos with mouthwatering fillings such as crispy fish, slow-roasted pulled pork, gochujang-marinated chicken, and more.


699 Danforth Ave tildetaco.ca

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Akropolis

Akropolis Pastries is a small bakery café specializing in traditional Greek phyllo pastries. Delicious spanakopita, baklava, and loukoumades are just a few items in Akropolis’ vast array of delicious, golden and flaky offerings.


708 Danforth Ave akropolispastries.com

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Broadview Espresso

Delicious espresso and scrumptious, homemade baked goods can be found at this cozy corner café. Customers are sure to enjoy the positive ambiance and sense of community that characterizes the quaint and homey space.


817 Broadview Ave

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Carrot Common

Home to The Big Carrot and other unique and organic retailers, you’re sure to be delighted by the friendly and relaxing vibe at Carrot Common. Here you can find health food, gourmet coffee, organic juice, books, unique jewelry and clothing, and more.


348 Danforth Ave carrotcommon.com

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Crema Coffee

This trendy espresso bar puts an emphasis on using the finest and freshest beans from ethical roasters. Enjoy a full roster of espresso drinks such as Americanos and cappuccinos, organic loose-leaf teas, and more. All-natural pastries are baked daily using locally sourced ingredients.


508 Danforth Ave cremacoffee.ca

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Hansen’s Danish

Serving the Pape Village for over 50 years, Hansen’s Danish Pastry Shop is a casual bakery café offering old-fashioned, European pastries and baked goods with authentic flavours. Step inside to find a grand array of buttery cookies, decadent tarts, cakes, and of course, danishes.


1017 Pape Ave

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The Danforth
Music Hall

Originally a movie theatre in 1919, The Danforth Music Hall started featuring live performances in the late 1970s. Today, the hall is a major attraction in the city and has hosted local and international artists and performers.


147 Danforth Ave thedanforth.com

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