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Little Italy

Little Italy, 1983
Looking west along College Street in Little Italy, 1983.

Many neighborhoods in Toronto have their own distinctive street signs, and Little Italy is no exception with its street signs honoring one of its own. Johnny Lombardi was a popular figure in Toronto's diverse climate, for many years involved with a local multicultural radio station. One of his more controversial activities was the bikini contest during the annual CHIN picnic. Sadly, Lombardi passed away recently.

Street signs in Little Italy

But, a block south of College Street, you can find a unique combination of street signs. Although many cities have streets named after American presidents, here you can find an intersection of streets named (coincidently) after a president and his vice-president! Clinton Street is a quiet residential street that runs for about one kilometer. Gore Street is a short cul-de-sac.

Clinton and Gore street signs

Little Italy, 1983
Street scene in Little Italy, 1983.