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It was originally known as “Little Italy” because of the espresso bars and pizzerias here that were frequented primarily by the city’s Italian community. Then something wondrous happened. Nondescript storefronts and small apartment blocks were converted into funky cafes and boutiques. Customers were lured by the wide sidewalks and mature elms that line the street, creating a pedestrian friendly environment. In only a few short years the area has grown beyond almost anyone’s expectations. You’ll now find contemporary art, high fashions and home furnishings along the bustling walking strip of Corydon Ave between Pembina Hwy and Stafford Ave. However, the main attraction is still the food. With the highest concentration of restaurants in the city, some of the top contemporary kitchens in town are found here. This is a gastronomic paradise, a people-watching haven and a stroller’s dream. You’ll find specialty dining of every type, albeit much of it still influenced by the cuisine of Italy. Walking the avenue, either before or after dinner, is a must. The stores offer a great environment for both browsing and buying.