Little Italy, sometimes referred to as College Street West or College and Clinton, is a district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page It is well known for its numerous Italian Canadian restaurants and businesses. An Italian Canadian' is a Canadian of Italian descent or heritage The district is centred around a restaurant/bar/shopping strip along College Street, the heart of which being the intersection of College and Clinton Streets and the adjacent residential area. It overlaps into two official City of Toronto neighbourhoods: Palmerston-Little Italy north of College Street and Trinity-Bellwoods to the south. Palmerston-Little Italy is an neighbourhood in central Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Italians arrived in Toronto in large numbers during the early 20th century. Italians first settled in an area then known as "The Ward" - centred around University Avenue and College Street. University Avenue is a major north-south road in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. College Street is a main east-west route in downtown Toronto, Canada. By the 1920s, most Italians had moved west of Bathurst Street and the College-Clinton area had emerged as the city's major Little Italy. Bathurst Street is a north-south street in Toronto and York Region, Ontario, Canada. The affordable Victorian homes that line the side streets of this neighbourhood were bought by Italian immigrants, many of whom found work on the railways and in road construction. These houses were vacated by the suburb-seeking Canadians of Anglo-Saxon descent, which led to an influx of Italians in the community, and the opening of a number of Italian-owned businesses along College Street. South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California.
Many Italians moved out of the area during the 1950s and 1960s, and headed northwest to the Corso Italia neighbourhood around St. Clair Avenue and Dufferin Street, or to adjacent suburbs. Corso Italia is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on St St Clair Avenue is a major east-west street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dufferin Street is a major north-south street in Toronto and York Region, Ontario, Canada. By the 1960s, St. Clair Avenue had supplanted College Street as the centre of Italian culture in Toronto. College Street is a main east-west route in downtown Toronto, Canada. Within the past three decades, many Italian Torontonians moved to Toronto's suburbs. There are now further concentrations of Italian Canadians in Downsview in Toronto; Woodbridge and Maple in Vaughan; Richmond Hill, and Mississauga. Downsview is an area in the north end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Woodbridge is a large Suburban community (Estimated 2006 pop 101170 in the City of Vaughan, just north of Toronto. Maple (ˈmeɪpəl (Estimated 2006 population 49388 is a high-growth suburban community northwest of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, part of the Richmond Hill ( 2006 population 162704 2007 Estimate 177587 The act expanded Richmond Hill's borders annexing parts of Whitchurch Township, Markham Mississauga (ˌmɪsɪˈsɑgə) incorporated in 1974 is a City located in the Regional Municipality of Peel
Today, Little Italy's population is ethnically diverse. By the 1960s, the Portuguese had become the largest ethnic group, and were later joined by South Americans. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a Little Italy has also become quite popular with younger crowds because of its vibrant nightlife and its proximity to the downtown core. Since the 1980s, many young professionals have been buying homes in the neighbourhood.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada is called "the city of neighbourhoods" because of the strength and vitality of its many communities Corso Italia is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on St