The Italian Forum is in the inner-west suburb of Leichhardt, which features a large Italian community. This plaza emulates the style of an Italian village, with the courtyard as the town piazza providing outdoor dining for the restaurants and cafes (above). The entrance to the Italian Forum (left) is on Norton Street, which is known as Sydney's Little Italy. The Leichhardt Public Library (below) is also located here, along with a number of shops and boutiques on the upper levels, overlooked by residential apartments.
Harmony Day, which is celebrated on 21st March each year, celebrates cultural diversity and the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia. To commemorate this, over the next week I'm going to share some photos of culturally diverse places and buildings in Sydney. Italians migrated to Australia in large numbers after World War 2 and many originally settled in the inner west suburbs of Sydney such as Leichhardt.