In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A vibrant neighbourhood with a strong sense of community and Greek influence.

Property Pulse

Homes in Danforth are mostly detached, with smaller lots and attractive features like finished basements.

Community Canvas

Danforth is home to a mix of families, young professionals, and a diverse population of different ethnic origins.

What You'll Love

You'll love the abundance of restaurants, shops, and cafes at Greektown on the Danforth.

Have a look around Danforth.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Greektown – also known as Greektown on the Danforth, or more simply, The Danforth – was one of the major settlement areas of Greek immigrants to Toronto after World War I. Some parts of Greektown are still dominated by Canadians of Greek descent. The area is home to many restaurants, cafés and shops and contains many detached homes on smaller lots.

People & Families in Danforth

Families with kids make up 41% of households in Danforth, while couples without children make up 20% of households and 30% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 111 different ethnic origins, and 33% are first-generation immigrants, while 29% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

3,920

Neighbourhood Population

9,666

Household Size

  • 1 person - 30%
  • 2 persons - 27%
  • 3 persons - 18%
  • 4 persons - 16%
  • 5 or more persons - 6%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 30%
  • Non-family households - 6%
  • Families with children - 40%
  • Couples without children - 20%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 30%
  • 2 children - 28%
  • 3 or more children - 8%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 17%
  • 15 to 64 years - 66%
  • 65 years and over - 15%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 24%
  • Canadian - 20%
  • Irish - 19%
  • Scottish - 18%
  • Italian - 12%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 13%
  • 35 to 44 years - 19%
  • 45 to 54 years - 19%
  • 55 to 64 years - 17%
  • 65 to 74 years - 16%
  • 75 to 84 years - 8%
  • 85 years and over - 3%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 6%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 11%
  • 30 to 39 years - 15%
  • 40 to 49 years - 15%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 8%

Danforth Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 12 public schools, 5 Catholic schools, and 1 alternative/special school serving Danforth. The special programs offered at local schools include International Baccalaureate and French Immersion.

Public Schools

12

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Danforth

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. There are 2 parks in this neighbourhood, with 5 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

2

Number of Recreation Facilities

5

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
  • Pool - 1
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Danforth

There are 89 transit stops in Danforth. Rail stations include Chester Station. In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of vehicle and transit commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 91%
  • Commute to another city - 8%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 36%
  • Transit - 50%
  • Walk/bike - 12%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 27%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 40%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 14%
  • 60 minutes and over - 8%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 9%

Work and Education in Danforth

In Danforth, 53% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 74% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 20%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 6%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 3%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 11%
  • $200,000 and over - 13%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 22%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 17%
  • Management occupations - 17%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 13%
  • Educational services - 10%
  • Health care and social assistance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 64% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 31% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Danforth Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. Danforth has a consistent population, with 30% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 11% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 17%
  • Semi-detached house - 31%
  • Duplex - 5%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 36%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 8%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 1%
  • Not condominium - 98%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 19%
  • 2 bedrooms - 14%
  • 3 bedrooms - 46%
  • No bedrooms - 3%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 15%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 13%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 4%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 1%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 77%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 64%
  • Renter - 35%

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