Little Italy, College Street
The restaurant 'Vecchio Frak Pizzeria' (Old Tuxedo) is one of the many food options on this stretch of busy street. I just liked the afternoon sun creating interesting images around the neon sign. (I see a rabbit). The name comes probably from this song.
Italians arrived in Toronto in large numbers and settled (by 1920s), west of Bathurst Street in the College-Clinton area. Italians started businesses on and around College Street. The later italian arrivers,(50's-60's) moved north, around St. Clair Street.
The area has today large Portugese and Brasilian population. Little Italy has also become popular with young people because of its restaurants, caffees and it's near downtown.
Toronto still has over 500,000 people of italian origin, with 195,000 (census 2006) using the mother language at their homes.
Update Jan 2013: Ryoji Ramen and Izakaya, Okinawa-based chain replaced this Italian restaurant in this location.