I think there are enough "Italian" elements there to justify the name-from restaurants, cafes and ice cream shops. We had a delicious Italian dinner (pasta, Montepulciano wine) at La Forchetta, and delicious creamy ice cream at Dolce.
Little Italy is also a place to experience foreign cultures. This Canadian European-style area is home to many European communities, and many visits are also rich in European and American cuisine.
I don't know if it is an artificial attraction, but there are really many Italians or Italian restaurants here, where you can eat authentic pizza and pasta. The architecture is also very Italian.
One of Toronto's more distinctive neighborhoods, full of Italian flavours, and plenty of bars.
From architectural style to life tastes are full of Italian style.
The multi-ethnic, multi-cultural characteristics of the place.