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Old Posted Nov 12, 2016, 10:40 AM
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LITTLE ITALY:

Italians arrived to Toronto in large numbers in the early 20th century, mainly to work with railway and road construction. Little Italy may not look especially Italian, but it is bigger then the one in New York (that is surprisingly small). It is concentrated to a large portion of College Street, West of downtown, bordering Chinatown. There is also one additional Italian neighbourhood, Corso Italia, that is considered more authentic. We visited on a Sunday, and College St, normally trafficated by trams, was closed for traffic. Instead there was a market, and pedestrians strolling in the street. We found Italian pizza stands, pasta stands, somewhat neglect movie theaters (though the area itself is in a good shape), a few Italian restaurants, small churches, townhouses, but also many non Italian restaurants and businesses (latin, lebanese, portugese for example). Overall it is a very nice area, but considering the name we just wish there was more of an Italian touch there. There is an Italian Walk of Fame, a pavement with stars to famous people of Italian descent.

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Little Italy 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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DUNDAS ST & LITTLE PORTUGAL
- Art Gallery of Ontario, Sharp Centre for Design

If you take Dundas Street to the West at Yonge-Dundas Square, you will pass through Chinatown, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Kensington Market, Little Portugal and several other nice neighbourhoods. The most central part of the street is filled with modern buildings and restaurant, later it turns more residential in its character with heritage townhouses and small stores. Little Portugal is named so because there is a large amount of Portugese immigrants, but there are not that many traces of Portugese heritage, especially not the architecture. About 40% of the population identifies themselves as Portugese, and lately also Brazilians have moved there. At a few places, along Dundas St and College St, you will find Portugese bakeries, restaurants and stores. There is a stone that honour the Portugese workers in Trinity Bellwoods Park.
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is also one of the largest art museums in Canada, It has a collection of more then 80 000 works of art. It was founded in 1900. The famous architect Frank Gehry designed the 2008 renovation, that expanded the space, and added futuristic curved glass sections to its exterior at Dundas St W.
Just a few blocks from AGO and Dundas St, you will find the striking Sharp Centre for Design. A playful black and white box hangs above an ordinary red brick building next to McCaul Steet. Colourful diagonal pillars, 25m high, support the structure. This eye-catching building was designed by the British architect Will Alsop, that nearly won the competition to design Centre Pompidou in Paris. It was built in 2004 as an addition to the Ontario College of Art.

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First Canadian, backside of City Hall
Dundas St, Little Portugal 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Dundas St.
Dundas St, Little Portugal 03 - Sick Kids hospital and Aura by Nightsky, on Flickr

Dundas St, Little Portugal 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Dundas St, Little Portugal 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Dundas St, Little Portugal 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Dundas St, Little Portugal 16 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Dundas St, Little Portugal 20 by Nightsky, on Flickr
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Dundas St, Little Portugal 08 - Art Gallery of Toronto by Nightsky, on Flickr
Art Gallery of Ontario
Dundas St, Little Portugal 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Dundas St, Little Portugal 14 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Dundas St, Little Portugal 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Toronto Bus Tour 199 - Sharp Centre for Design by Nightsky, on Flickr
Sharp Centre for Design
Dundas St, Little Portugal 17 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Village Idiot! 
Dundas St, Little Portugal 19 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Dundas St, Little Portugal 22 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Residential area.
Dundas St, Little Portugal 24 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Dundas St, Little Portugal 26 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Dundas St, Little Portugal 28 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Park in Little Portugal.
Dundas St, Little Portugal 30 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Dundas St, Little Portugal 33 by Nightsky, on Flickr
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Great set so far!

Dundas West between Yonge St. and University Avenue has recently been dubbed "Little Tokyo" due to the proliferation of Japanese businesses and eateries along that stretch in recent years.
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Isn't it 'Tiny Tokyo'?
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Great set so far!

Dundas West between Yonge St. and University Avenue has recently been dubbed "Little Tokyo" due to the proliferation of Japanese businesses and eateries along that stretch in recent years.
Thanks! I also so Indian and Thai restaurants there.
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Gorgeous stuff. Love that art gallery that's hanging out over everything. And the Queen Street festival stuff is really lovely.
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nice pics

Toronto always seems so unkempt, but i guess that's part of its charm
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I agree, the mix of old and modern is really charming!

What is very cool, is that I think here was no festival at all, there was just some concert that people watched from the other side of Queen St, it seems that stuff is happening all the time just like in London or New York, Toronto is a true metropolis! I know there was some music festival some of the days during our visit though.
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^ That stage set-up and red carpet on Queen street was for the Much Music video awards.
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MuchMusic is Canada's music channel and launched roughly the same time that MTV launched in the US. There's MuchMusic Latin America, MuchMusic Czech, and programming like the MuchMusic Video Awards that are broadcast internationally. The video award show is a nice set up and differs from most award shows as it's done right out on the street in front of the public. It's an interesting format, for sure.
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Interesting to know, didn't know Muchmusic, thought it was MTV. But very cool to have this red carpet with recordings outdoors on the street!
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Yeah I don't think MuchMusic ever had a presence in Sweden. They did in Finland, however.
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Yeah I don't think MuchMusic ever had a presence in Sweden. They did in Finland, however.
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QUEENS PARK:

Queens Park 10 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Ontario Legislative Building. The exterior was part of the front cover of Rush’s “Moving pictures” album.
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Queens Park 12 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Ontario Legislative Building. The exterior was part of the front cover of Rush’s “Moving pictures” album.

Toronto Bus Tour 188 - Queens Park by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Queens Park 01 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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Queens Park 06 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Queens Park 08 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
First prime minister of Canada.

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Victoria College University of Toronto

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Queens Park 25 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Nice squirrels everywhere!

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Very enjoyable pics Nightsky!


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Ontario Legislative Building. The exterior was part of the front cover of Rush’s “Moving pictures” album.
Pictured here is Victoria College University of Toronto - you have it labelled as the Legislative building.


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^^^^Oups, they look a bit similar, changed!
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UNIVERSITY AVENUE:

Queens Park 29 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
University

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Queen Street 24 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

University Avenue 02 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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Sheraton, Hilton, First Canadian Place

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