The Ward was an area of Toronto bound by College Street, Queen Street, Yonge Street, and University Avenue. It is where Quon's Cafe is established and the site of Toronto's first Chinatown.


The Ward saw a large influx of Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe in the 1890s. Over the twentieth century, the Jewish community eventually moved out west while an incoming wave of Italian immigrants moved in. Eventually, they established themselves and moved away to what is now known as Little Italy. The Ward was then occupied primarily by Chinese immigrants, and the Ward was home to the first Chinatown. Over time, more land was purchased by developers and the Ward was demolished, the land being used to build condominiums in what is now known as Toronto's Discovery District. 

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