Toronto Neighborhoods • Koreatown


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken:  2008     City: Toronto     Country: Canada      Pictures Attached: 21     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood



Koreatown Pictures

by Parent on Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:35 pm


The Toronto Korean Business Area, known more generally as Koreatown (or Korea Town), is centred along Bloor Street between Christie and Bathurst Streets. Also known as "Little Korea", Koreatown came into prominence during the summer of 2002 as the Korean team surprised everyone by playing into the semi-final round in the 2002 World Cup tournament. Traffic came to a halt on Bloor Street West as exuberant crowds celebrated the accomplishments of their favourite team. The adoption of a more liberal immigration policy by the Canadian government in 1967 led to an influx of Korean immigrants, many of whom settled in the Toronto area. Indeed, Toronto has the largest single concentration of Koreans in Canada with almost 50,000 living in the city, according to the 2001 Census. Many of them settled in the Bloor and Bathurst area, and before long, a small Korean business neighbourhood emerged along Bloor Street, centred around the intersection of Bloor and Manning Avenue. Restaurants, bakeries, gift shops, grocery stores, and travel agencies began to open up, most of which catered to the Korean-Canadian community. Today, although many Koreans work in the region, very few Koreans actually live in Koreatown. The area is the original home of the well-know Canadian businessman Harry Chung. Prior to the influx of Korean immigrants in the 1980s, the section of Bloor West of Bathurst was heavily populated by people from Central and South America, and the area still has a strong Latin influence today.

Since the early 1990's, a new Koreatown has emerged in North York(pics) and Willowdale(pics).

Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) Koreans on Bloor street. (488.44 KB) Photo viewed 1535 times
Pic. 1. Koreans on Bloor street. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) "Wae-guk" and the Bell street book store. (149.7 KB) Photo viewed 1426 times
Pic. 2. "Wae-guk" and the Bell street book store. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) Typical housing in this neighborhood. Also typical middle-class housing of the older part of Toronto. (404.31 KB) Photo viewed 1521 times
Pic. 3. Typical housing in this neighborhood. Also typical middle-class housing of the older part of Toronto. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) Housing up close. (545.86 KB) Photo viewed 1442 times
Pic. 4. Housing up close. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) A Korean restaurant. (178.11 KB) Photo viewed 1407 times
Pic. 5. A Korean restaurant. View photo in original size (738x674 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) New Moon Variety. Typical Toronto convenience store. (255.83 KB) Photo viewed 1428 times
Pic. 6. New Moon Variety. Typical Toronto convenience store. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood)  (401.93 KB) Photo viewed 1405 times
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Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood)  (479.21 KB) Photo viewed 1362 times
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Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) Christie Pits Park. (204.66 KB) Photo viewed 1371 times
Pic. 9. Christie Pits Park. View photo in original size (1008x743 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) Christie Pits Park. (557.58 KB) Photo viewed 1424 times
Pic. 10. Christie Pits Park. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) Watch for Pedestrians. Not to worry.. I'm constantly on the lookout. (517.38 KB) Photo viewed 1358 times
Pic. 11. Watch for Pedestrians. Not to worry.. I'm constantly on the lookout. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood)  (200.91 KB) Photo viewed 1365 times
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Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) On the right, PAT supermarket. There's some interesting stuff, but it looks really old and crappy from the inside. (229.17 KB) Photo viewed 1407 times
Pic. 13. On the right, PAT supermarket. There's some interesting stuff, but it looks really old and crappy from the inside. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood)  (169.61 KB) Photo viewed 1339 times
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Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) The Toronto Korea town reminds me of Itaewon in Seoul for some reason. Lots of Hangul signs but very few koreans on the streets. (139.79 KB) Photo viewed 1408 times
Pic. 15. The Toronto Korea town reminds me of Itaewon in Seoul for some reason. Lots of Hangul signs but very few koreans on the streets. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood)  (189.48 KB) Photo viewed 1414 times
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Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) On the right: [[Lotte Department Store]]. Just a bit smaller than the [[original|Lotte Department Store]]. (178.48 KB) Photo viewed 1392 times
Pic. 17. On the right: Lotte Department Store. Just a bit smaller than the original. View photo in original size (1020x718 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) A Korean family. (196.56 KB) Photo viewed 1702 times
Pic. 18. A Korean family. View photo in original size (730x992 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) Hair, Lotto, Phone, everything. (189.87 KB) Photo viewed 1326 times
Pic. 19. Hair, Lotto, Phone, everything. View photo in original size (742x1010 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) Foreigner and the Maya Hair Salon. (431.69 KB) Photo viewed 1381 times
Pic. 20. Foreigner and the Maya Hair Salon. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Koreatown neighborhood, Toronto City, Canada,  2008 by Parent (Toronto Nightlife District, Middle Class Residential Neighborhood) Watch for the pedestrian. (210.44 KB) Photo viewed 1291 times
Pic. 21. Watch for the pedestrian. View photo in original size (732x1004 pixels).


Map of Koreatown neighborhood.


How to get to Koreatown Neighborhood


Bathurst Subway Station or Christie Subway Station on the Bloor line.
Last edited by Parent on Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:45 pm, edited 6 times in total.
 
 
 
 
Map of Koreatown. Pictures by Parent within 4 kilometers of Koreatown Neighborhood.

 
 

Neighborhoods Nearby Koreatown - Pictures by Parent



The Annex Neighborhood by Parent. The Annex is an affluent neighbourhood located east of the Koreatown and west of Yorkville. It has traditionally been home to many of the University of Toronto's faculty, as well as housing the university's student body. It is.. Distance from Koreatown: 0.7km NE, 14 pictures.

Little Italy Neighborhood by Parent. Little Italy, sometimes referred to as College Street West or College and Clinton, is a district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is well known for its numerous Italian Canadian restaurants and businesses. The district is centred.. Distance from Koreatown: 1km S, 24 pictures.

Kensington Market Neighborhood by Parent. Kensington Market is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The Market is one of the city's oldest and most famous neighbourhoods, and in November 2006, it became a National Historic Site... Distance from Koreatown: 1.6km SE, 15 pictures.

Casa Loma Neighborhood by Parent. Casa Loma is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto and is named after the famous castle. It is bounded on the north by Spadina Road and Lonsdale Road, on the east by Avenue Road, on the south by the CP railway tracks, and on.. Distance from Koreatown: 1.7km NNE, 17 pictures.

Discovery District Neighborhood by Parent. The Discovery District is an area of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is noted for its concentration of hospitals and scientific research facilities, particularly in biotechnology. The district is roughly bounded by Bloor.. Distance from Koreatown: 1.8km SEE, 28 pictures.

Chinatown Neighborhood by Parent. This is one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. It is centred around the intersection of Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, and extends outward from this point along both streets. It has grown significantly over the.. Distance from Koreatown: 1.8km SE, 12 pictures.

Queen`s Park Neighborhood by Parent. Queen's Park is an urban park in the Downtown area of Toronto. Opened in 1860 by Edward, Prince of Wales, it was named in honour of Queen Victoria. The park is the site of the Ontario Legislature, which houses the Legislative.. Distance from Koreatown: 1.8km E, 8 pictures.

Yorkville Neighborhood by Parent. Founded in 1830 by entrepreneur Joseph Bloor (after whom Bloor Street, one of Toronto's main thoroughfares, is named), the Village of Yorkville began as a residential suburb. Its Victorian-style homes, quiet residential streets,.. Distance from Koreatown: 1.9km NEE, 30 pictures.




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