Chinatown, Greektown

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Toronto, like many cities across North America, uses its street signs to identify neighbourhoods. Chinatown and Greektown are no exception.

In Greektown, which extends along the Danforth for several blocks, Greek signs are posted above the standard English signs. It’s more a token recognition of the neighbourhood’s historical ethnic character than anything else.

In the downtown Chinatown, however, all street signs are bilingual, and these Chinese/English signs can even be found on streets well outside the neighbourhood, like on the Queen Street West shopping district, across from MuchMusic and a block away from the Paramount entertainment complex.

This entry was written by Christopher DeWolf , posted on Friday January 11 2008at 11:01 pm , filed under Art and Design, Canada and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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