Toronto’s Greektown

Toronto has arguably the liveliest Greektown in North America. Greektown Toronto runs for several blocks along Danforth Avenue. Greek restaurants and businesses can be found all up and down the street. You can even see the street signs listed in both English and Greek.

Danforth Avenue in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Danforth Avenue

Danforth Avenue in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Danforth Avenue

I went to Greektown with my brother to finish my day in Toronto with a nice dinner. First, we walked down the street to check out the different restaurants and take in the atmosphere. We found several places with outdoor seating and even a live Greek band playing in a small park.

Danforth Avenue in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Danforth Avenue

The Friendly Greek in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Friendly Greek

We saw a big crowd at Megas Restaurant and thought they must be doing something right, so we decided to eat there. We were seated outside and promptly had our drink orders taken while we perused the menu.

Megas Restaurant and Danforth Avenue in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Megas Restaurant and Danforth Avenue

For our meal, we shared six different meze dishes. We started with grilled halloumi cheese, a Greek village salad, and fried melitzanes (eggplant) and kolokithia (zucchini).

Halloumi cheese at Megas Restaurant on Danforth Avenue in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Halloumi cheese

Greek village salad at Megas Restaurant in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Greek village salad

Melitzanes and kolokithia at Megas Restaurant in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Melitzanes and kolokithia

Next were the heartier portions. We tried the fried calamari, grilled octopus, and loukaniko (Greek sausage).

Calamari at Megas Restaurant in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Calamari

Grilled octopus at Megas Restaurant in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Grilled octopus

Loukaniko at Megas Restaurant in Greektown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Loukaniko

Service was friendly and efficient, and the food was excellent and worth the price. My favorites were the octopus and halloumi cheese. With drinks and tip, everything came out to about CAD$120. I would happily eat there again.

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