People play volleyball at Ashbridges Bay Beach


Trendy pockets and multicultural enclaves mean there’s much to discover in the east end.

Toronto’s east end is a unique collection of sights, from South Asian and Greek neighbourhoods through to family-friendly beaches and trendy food scenes. There’s more than enough here to spend a few days finding its hidden gems.

Don't miss:

  • Leslieville for the hip brunch scene and rooftop patios
  • The Danforth for the city’s best Greek food 
  • Discovering jewel-toned silks and delicious South Asian eats in Little India
  • The Beaches for a day on the water–Woodbine Beach is a family favourite
  • Self-guided urban walking tours and Victorian-era streetscapes in Riverside

BOUNDARIES: Don Valley Parkway to the west, Victoria Park Avenue to the east, St. Clair Avenue East to the north and Lake Ontario to the south.

PUBLIC TRANSIT (TTC): Subway stations along Line 2 Bloor-Danforth (Broadview to Victoria Park), or the 501 or 506 streetcars.

Eastside Neighbourhoods

Eastside Neighbourhoods

Taste of the Danforth is a yearly food and culture festival held in Toronto, in the Greektown area along Danforth Avenue

Danforth Greektown

The strip of Danforth Avenue traditionally known as Greektown has evolved into a diverse community...

The shops and restaurants of The Beaches neighbourhood in East Toronto

The Beaches

This neighbourhood to the east side of Toronto is a summer haven that sees locals and tourists flock...

The colourful street art and shops of Toronto's Little India neighbourhood

Little India

South Asian culture abounds in this vibrant neighbourhood, where hole-in-the-wall “chaat...

Street art in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood


Leslieville has a family-friendly-but-hip atmosphere that’s made it one of the city’s...

Plated dish atop a menu at The Real Jerk Restaurant in Toronto

Gerrard East

Gerrard East is a small, exciting pocket on Toronto’s east side that sits roughly between East...