Welcome to Toronto’s Little Persia. We are glad you decided to check us out. If you live in Toronto or have visited this beautiful multicultural city, chances are you already know and visited some of the ethnic neighbourhoods like Chinatown (along Spadina Ave), Greektown (along Danforth Ave) and Koreatown (on Bloor St. West). You are probably also familiar with Toronto’s Little Italy, Little Portugal, Little India, Little Poland and Little Malta. But have you heard of Toronto’s Little Persia?
Little Persia is one of those hidden gems in the city that not many people actually know about it, and those who do, like to keep it a secret for themselves! It is probably one of the most understated, underrated and undiscovered tourist destinations in Toronto. (according to what the visitors have said in the past).
It all started with a modest little strip mall on Yonge Street in north of the city, called the Iranian Plaza. It is located between Finch and Steeles Ave and after well over two decades, it somehow still manages its humble image which at first glance it will take you back to the land of the ancient Persia and the famous Silk Road.
Since then the Iranian Plaza has grown rapidly and turned this neighbourhood into a highly dynamic business and shopping hub for Persian foods, sweets, pastries, gifts and much more. It is now the centre of Toronto’s Little Persia which has expanded from North York all the way to Thornhill and Richmond Hill, all along Yonge Street.
If you’ve ever wanted to experience the exotic Persian culture, food, art and music, you don’t have to go far to get a taste of Persia. Come and visit Toronto’s Little Persia in the heart of Yonge Street North. We are Canada’s #1 location for anything and everything Persian.
Iran (Persia) is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with an incredibly rich culture and an ancient history that has influenced the world in so many ways, from art and language to religion and science. Come and experience delicious Persian food and recipes from many different provinces of Iran. Try the authentic Persian tea with the famous Baklava. Oh, and don’t forget to grab one of those freshly baked Barbari Breads to go!