Facts About Fashion District
Fashion District has its own unique characteristics which differentiate it from other districts of Toronto.
Here are some facts about this trendy and posh neighborhood:
- The Fashion District was formerly known as the Garment District as it was the hub of textile and fabric factories.
- In the early 1900s, this neighborhood was a residential area until warehouses and factories began opening up.
- During the 1900s, the district had a huge Jewish population, almost 80 percent of the city's Jewish population lived here.
- After World War II, Jewish families started moving to the suburbs and were replaced by Chinese residents. This is another reason for Fashion District being so close to Chinatown.
Weather in Fashion District
Fashion District, Toronto has a cold and prolonged winter. During the winter months, the average temperature is around -7 degrees celsius and it dips to -20 degrees celsius as well. Winters are gloomy with frequent and heavy snowfall, so most of the outdoor tourist activities are closed. If you are planning to visit the city and its surroundings, the best season would be summers. June to August the temperature is moderate with a bit of humidity as the Fashion District is close to Lake Ontario. The average temperature during the summer months is 27 degrees celsius.