The politics or urban space: modes of place-making by italians in toronto"s. Italians in toronto: urban ethnic collectivities" appropriation of particular places in the plural city, 3 modes of place-making, the quotidian. European cup, young and old italian canadians, energized by the social memory of the collective experience on the streets of. Italian neighborhoods in the city: college street"s little italy, st. clair avenue west"s corso italia, woodbridge. Italians came to toronto to work in manufacturing and construction. 1930s development of a commercial and residential italian identity. 1950s italians begin to move out. 1970s italians" movement to outer suburbs. 2001 new immigrant groups predominate in little italy. The italian population has diminished throughout the years and the percentage of new groups has increased. Little italies in toronto have essentialized and commodified italianness for consumption. The process of appropriating space never totally succeeds.