23 great eats from Taste of the Danforth 2016

Toronto's 23rd annual Taste of the Danforth was From Aug 5th to Aug 7th. A hungry crowd made its way east of the DVP to Greektown to fill up on food from local vendors. While only a smattering of the participating restaurants dished out Greek-style eats, there was still plenty to munch on at this massive street festival.

Check out this photo gallery of our favourite food from Taste of the Danforth 2016.

Events

  • It’s All Greek to Me!

     

     

    It’s All Greek to Me!


    This is your opportunity to be Greek for a day!

    Breaking Plates
    Revive the ancient Greek tradition of breaking plates! Breaking plates was used as a sign of one’s wealth as plates were thrown into a fireplace, following a banquet, rather than being washed and re-used. In 1969, the custom was banned in Greece.
    This is your chance to experience the pleasure of “breaking plates” in partnership with the Battle Sports “Rage Room” experts.

    The Goddess Artemis Archery Arena
    Before there was the Hunger Games, and before there was the Green Arrow – there was Artemis, the Greek God Apollo’s twin sister. She was the Goddess of the Hunt, always depicted carrying a bow and arrow. Come learn or display your skills in our archery range.

    The Valley of the Gods!
    Wander through the Valley of the Gods. Which of these Greek Gods are human? Which are statues? Which are supernatural? Come take a selfie with them – if you dare!

    Let’s Dance
    Dance like Zorba. Our friendly instructors will teach you this easy-to-learn Greek Dance.

  • Sports Zone

    Sports Zone


    Featuring interactive activities and challenges with Toronto’s professional sports teams, including the Maple Leafs, the Raptors, the Argos and the Toronto FC. We’ve got exciting things in store this year – don’t be surprised if you bump into your favourite Toronto sports heroes at the Festival!

  • Hollywood on the Danforth Presented by 20th Century Fox

    Feature Films


    Assassin’s Creed: Acrobatic Stunt Show by X-Limit Entertainment
    Revisit the Renaissance era and be awed by thrilling stunt action, as Callum, Lynch and Maria battle their pursuers on the Celebrity Stage! There will also be a photo area with a themed Assassin’s Creed background. Join us and take photos with both the assassins and the guards.
    Coming December 21, 2016
    View the trailer:
    http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/assassins-creed

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
    Discover the magical new world of Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and take a photo and have your image transposed into a scene from the film!
    Coming September 30, 2016
    View the trailer:
    www.foxmovies.com/movies/miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children

    Keeping Up with the Joneses: Game Show
    What if your neighbours are not what they seem? What if they are spies?
    Join our game show and demonstrate how good of a spy you would be to win prizes.
    Coming October 21, 2016
    View the trailer:
    http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/keeping-up-with-the-joneses

  • Toronto Star Kids’ Fun Zone

    Fun for the Little Ones


    Trolls
    Join the Trolls gang as professional makeup artists turn you into a “Troll”. You will also get a chance to take photos in the Trolls Lego® House designed by Creative Club.
    Coming November 4, 2016
    View the trailer: http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/trolls

    Giant Games
    The Kids’ Fun Zone will feature 4-5 GIANT board games such as Jenga and Checkers! Play your favourite board games at the festival, supersized.

    The Parthenon
    Have your photo taken with the Parthenon, the temple dedicated to wise goddess Athena. There’s a twist, of course — this one’s recreated with Lego® Bricks designed by Creative Club.


Performances

Friday, August 5
6PM - 11PM

Saturday, August 6
12PM - 11PM

Sunday, August 7
12PM - 8PM

Directions

  • TTC Directions

    TTC Directions

    The Taste of the Danforth takes place along Danforth Avenue, conveniently located on the TTC’s Bloor-Danforth Subway line.

    The event can be accessed through any of the four following Subway Stations: Broadview, Chester, Pape and Donlands.

    Toronto’s subway system is safe, reliable and convenient and operates Monday-Saturday from approximately 6am-1:30am, and Sundays from 9am.

    To obtain a map of the TTC subway line click here. For schedule and fare information call 416-393-4636 or visit the Toronto Transit Commission’s website.

     

     

  • Car Directions

    Car Directions

    From 11am on Friday, August 5th through to midnight on Sunday August 7th, Danforth Avenue (from Broadview to Jones Avenues) is closed to all vehicular traffic, which makes for a great street party, but a serious parking challenge. Parking for the Festival is available in the Green P Parking lots on the north side of Danforth between Broadview and Jones. Parking, however is very limited. Cars parked illegally on side streets will be ticketed and perhaps towed. We strongly recommend using public transit to access the Festival.

  • Go Transit Directions

    Go Transit Directions

    GO operates commuter trains and buses that link suburban and outlying communities to downtown Toronto, as well as other routes. Union Station is the central hub of the GO system and from here you can hop on the TTC to reach the Taste of the Danforth easily by subway. For fares and information call 416-869-3200 or 1-888-GET-ON-GO. For more information on GO Transit, visit their website.

  • Via Rail Directions


    Toronto is served by the VIA Rail System, the network that provides all rail service throughout Canada (with connections to the Amtrak system through Niagara Falls, New York). All trains arrive at historic Union Station, located at 65 Front Street West, between Bay and York Streets in the heart of downtown Toronto. The station is right on Toronto’s subway line, from which the festival is easily accessed. For more information on VIA Rail click here.

  • Google Maps


About the Festival

About The Festival


The Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street Festival, welcoming approximately 1.65 million attendees annually. The Festival is celebrating its 23rd anniversary and this year the Festival is even bigger and better than before. With dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages. And of course Food, Food, and more Food! People are always surprised when we tell them that the Festival is run primarily by a board of directors consisting of volunteers from the local community. They’re also fascinated by the fact that the concept began 23 years ago when a number of competitors decided to get together to participate in what is now known as co-op or coalition advertising.
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Contest

WIN A TRIP TO GREECE!

WIN A TRIP TO GREECE!

Fill out the survey (www.tastesurvey.com) and win a trip to Greece (valued over $5,000), courtesy of Trafalgar Tours and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines! The Trafalgar Tours Athens and Aegean itinerary spans 8 days, and includes both land and cruise.

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WIN A TRIP TO GREECE!

Your chance to win a trip to Greece!

  • Two tickets on the Trafalgar Tours Athens and Aegean itinerary (valued over $5,000) for 8 days, across 2 countries with 4 days on land and 4 days on a cruise, courtesy of Trafalgar Tours and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

All you need to do is fill out the survey (www.tastesurvey.com) and include the secret passcode from August 5th to 7th, which you will find on the Festival brochure distributed at the Festival and announced from the Celebrity Stage.

Click here for contest rules and regulations for the trip to Greece.

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WIN A TRIP TO GREECE!

WIN A TRIP TO GREECE!

Win two tickets on the Trafalgar Tours Athens and Aegean itinerary with CP24, courtesy of Trafalgar Tours and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, valued at over $5,000!

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WIN A TRIP TO GREECE!

Win two tickets on the Trafalgar Tours Athens and Aegean itinerary (valued over $5,000) for 8 days, across 2 countries with 4 days on land and 4 days on a cruise, courtesy of Trafalgar Tours and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Tune into CP24 until August 5th for more contest details!

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WIN A TRIP TO SAINT LUCIA!

WIN A TRIP TO SAINT LUCIA!

Win an all-inclusive trip to Saint Lucia with CP24, courtesy of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and St James’s Club Morgan Bay valued at approximately $4,000+!

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WIN A TRIP TO SAINT LUCIA!

Win a trip to Saint Lucia, courtesy of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board! Enjoy a 7-night all-inclusive complimentary stay for 2 in an ocean view room at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay valued at approximately $4,000+!

Tune into CP24 August 5th to 7th for more contest details!

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WIN A TRIP TO GREECE!

WIN A TRIP TO GREECE!

Win two tickets on the Trafalgar Tours Athens and Aegean itinerary with the Toronto Star, courtesy of Trafalgar Tours and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, valued at over $5,000!

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WIN A TRIP TO GREECE!

Win two tickets on the Trafalgar Tours Athens and Aegean itinerary (valued over $5,000) for 8 days, across 2 countries with 4 days on land and 4 days on a cruise, courtesy of Trafalgar Tours and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

Visit the Wonderlist website to find entry details.

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WIN A TRIP TO JAMAICA OR A KRINOS PRIZE PACKAGE!

WIN A TRIP TO JAMAICA OR A KRINOS PRIZE PACKAGE!

Win a trip for two to Jamaica with Metroland, courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board and Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, valued at $8,000, or a Krinos Prize Package! Including a 7-night stay at any Palace Resort in Cancun & Jamaica, excluding Le Blanc, valued at approximately $8,000.

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WIN A TRIP TO JAMAICA OR A KRINOS PRIZE PACKAGE!

Win a trip for two to Jamaica with Metroland, courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board and Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, valued at $8,000, or a Krinos Prize Package!

Win either:

  • A trip for two to Jamaica with Metroland, courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board and Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, including a 7-night stay at any Palace Resort in Cancun & Jamaica, excluding Le Blanc, valued at approximately $8,000.
  • A Krinos Prize Package including a gift basket, 2 Krinos Taste of the Danforth VIP Packages and a $150 Gift Certificate.

Visit insidetoronto.com for more details.

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Photos


Sponsors

The Festival would not be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors!

Get Involved

Become a Volunteer

Help make this year’s festival even more successful than the last - this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better!

If you are interested, please click here to view the informational poster.
Please click here for the volunteer form if interested and fill it out by Saturday, July 16th, 2016, and we’ll get right back to you!

 

Become a Performer

Showcase your talents in front of 1.65 million people at the Taste of Danforth: Torontonians favourite summer event!

 

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