A guide to local favorites in Little Portugal
- By Mai Nguyen
- Photos by Chris Donovan
There’s an Old-World-meets-New vibe to Little Portugal. Starting in the 1950s, thousands of Portuguese immigrants made their first home in this west-end area. Over the years, it’s steadily been in transition, as many of the original residents have moved to the suburbs while urban professionals settled in. As a result, there are cool bars, quaint restaurants and independent retailers, but the family bakeries and cafes that are still around — and regularly frequented by elderly residents — keep this area from changing too fast.
Meet Mai Nguyen
Mai has lived in Toronto since 2006. Before that, she lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Vancouver, B.C.; and Halifax, Nova Scotia — which has kept her from developing the center-of-the-universe complex that Torontonians sometimes get.
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