150 great eats from Taste of the Danforth

Toronto's annual Taste of the Danforth is happening from Aug 10th to Aug 12th this year. Join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary of great food from local vendors along with lots of free entertainment and fun. There’s something for everyone!

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Check out this photo gallery of our favourite food from Taste of the Danforth 2017.

Events

  • It’s All Greek to Me!

     

     

    It’s All Greek to Me!


    Breaking Plates -OPA!
    Breaking plates after a meal is an ancient Greek tradition (banned in Greece since 1969). Let out some tension and experience the pleasure of smashing plates in partnership with the BattleSports’ Rage Room.

     

     

  • Sports Zone

    Sports Zone


    Are you up to the challenges from the Leafs, Raptors, Argos, Toronto FC and Toronto Rock. Don’t be surprised if you bump into one of your heroes at the Festival!

  • Hollywood on the Danforth Presented by 20th Century Fox


    Feature Film


    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Join us at the Celebrity Stage presented by OLG where one of the most renowned Queen tribute bands, Sheer Heart Attack, will be rocking the mic and performing some of Queen’s legendary songs.

    Take the stage to sing your heart out to some of Queen’s most famous songs on the karaoke!

    In addition, we will be holding a Social Media Picture Contest where participants will be provided with Freddie Mercury iconic sunglasses and moustache to dress up like Freddie. Share your picture on social media for a chance to win tickets to Bohemian Rhapsody.

    The highly anticipated movie will be releasing in theatres on October 24th, 2018, starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, and many more.

    https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/bohemian-rhapsody

  • Kids’ Fun Zone

    Fun for the Little Ones


    EverBlocks for Kids
    The kids love it, and we’ve got it! Back for their 3rd year, Creative Club presents their EverBlocks Clubhouse where Kids can build & design with over 18,000 LEGO Bricks!  Have a seat on the EverBlocks Couch or take a picture with our giant TOTD25 EverBlocks installation.  Share your photo on social media for a chance to win dinner on the Danforth.  Bricks…Blocks…FUN!

     

  • Celebrating Canada’s Multicultural Mosaic

    Celebrating Canada’s Multicultural Mosaic


    Let’s Dance Presented by City of Toronto
    Take a trip around the world right on the Danforth. Our friendly instructors will teach you a traditional dance from their home country. Take a quick 15-minute dance lesson from our Greek, Chinese, South Asian, Filipino, Egyptian, Greek, Japanese, Azerbaijani, and Afro-Caribbean dance groups.

  • “Art on Sneakers” Powered by MARTK’D

    Art on Sneakers Powered by MARTK’D


    Taste of the Danforth 2018, will be featuring an Art on Sneakers competition where local artists will be creating exquisite designs in 20 minutes on white canvas sneakers in live time. The art will be based on two themes:

    1. TOTD25-Celebrating Taste of Danforth 25th Anniversary
    2. 20th Century Fox blockbuster film Bohemian Rhapsody opening November 2, 2018

    The competition will take place on Friday, August 10th at 7 pm, on Saturday, August 11th at 6 PM, on Sunday, August 12th at 6 PM.

    The competing artists’ sneakers will be on display throughout the weekend. Attendees who post the sneakers across social media will be entered into a contest to win VIP tickets to their film of choice.

    During non-competitive times, attendees will have the opportunity to create 3D paper sneakers as part of the DIY experience. An artist from the MARTK’D team will be demonstrating how to apply art on sneakers and assist attendees in creating their own designs.

    MARTK’D (www.martkd.com) is a community movement that creates, develops and hosts a wide range of events, programs, and initiatives celebrating art on sneakers as a way to connect with communities and cultures.

    For further information, please contact Glen@ideea.ca


Performances

Friday, August 10
6PM - 11PM

Saturday, August 11
12PM - 11PM

Sunday, August 12
12PM - 10PM

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 8 am.

    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 10am on Friday, August 10th through to 4:00 AM on Monday August 13th, 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


Canada’s favorite Festival is back! Come join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Canada’s largest street Festival, welcoming approximately 1.6 million attendees, on Friday, August 10th to Sunday, August 12th.

The GTA lays claim to more than 200,000 residents of Greek ancestry, the third largest Hellenic community outside of Greece. At the Festival, visitors have the opportunity to experience being ‘Greek for the Day’, but the Festival is much more than the celebration of the Danforth's Greek heritage - it is also a celebration of Canada’s multiculturalism. A few highlights for this year include our Celebrity Stage with performances by Cuban Bands, Aboriginal singers, over 40 Bollywood dancers, as well as the Mr. & Miss Asia Toronto Pageant Competition. We also offer a ‘Let’s Dance’ program presented by City of Toronto where participants can learn how to dance different cultural dances from around the world, including Chinese, South Asian, Filipino, Egyptian, Greek, Japanese, Azerbaijani and Afro-Caribbean dance.

Restaurateurs from along the Danforth will be offering “Tasting Menus” for no more than $6 so that attendees can enjoy a multitude of tasty multiethnic treats.

Yes, there is Food, Food, and more Food – but Taste of the Danforth is so much more! There will be loads of free, family-friendly entertainment on our Celebrity Stage presented by OLG, Greek Stage, and Showcase Stage programmed this year by NXNE. Don’t miss ‘Art on Sneakers’ powered by MARTK’D, check out the Kids’ Fun Zone featuring a great EverBlock/Lego experience, the Sports Zone featuring activations and guest appearances from our Toronto professional sports teams, the “It’s All Greek To Me” plate breaking experience, and the Hollywood on the Danforth Zone presented by 20th Century Fox.


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Win a Vacation for 2 to Princess Mundo Imperial in Acapulco, Mexico onboard Sunwing Airlines from CFRB and Sunwing valued at approximately $2,500!

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Win a Vacation for 2 to Princess Mundo Imperial in Acapulco, Mexico onboard Sunwing Airlines from CFRB. Overlooking the shores of Revolcadero Beach is Princess Mundo Imperial – a spectacular oceanfront playground, offering unforgettable family-friendly getaways in Acapulco’s Riviera Diamante.

In order to enter the contest, all you have to do is attend the Festival, learn the secret passcode and go to the contest website to enter the secret passcode. The secret passcode will be announced before every performance on the celebrity stage, it will be features on the jumbo screen next to the celebrity stage and it can be found on the informational brochures which can be found at the festival.

Included in the Vacation

  • Roundtrip airfare based on economy class for two (2) persons from Toronto to Mexico onboard Sunwing Airlines.
  • 7 (seven) nights standard accommodation at Princess Mundo Imperial in a room based on double occupancy
  • All Inclusive meal plan while at Princess Mundo Imperial
  • All Inclusive meal plan while at Princess Mundo Imperial
  • Land transfers between the airport and hotel in destination
  • All hotel taxes and processing fees

Not Included in the Vacation

  • Ground transportation not specifically mentioned above (including transportation to and from you and your guest(s)’ homes)
  • Airport improvement fees
  • Insurance (including, but not limited to, travel insurance, medical insurance and Vacation cancelation insurance)
  • Connecting flights (including to the departure gateway city)
  • Sightseeing tours and other in-destination activities
  • Travel related fees/surcharges
  • Taxes (including, but not limited to, departure taxes, air seat/airline taxes and applicable federal, provincial, municipal, state and/or local taxes)
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Costs associated with obtaining travel documents (including, but not limited to passports and visas)
  • Costs associated with obtaining necessary vaccinations
  • Items of personal nature

Click here for rules and regulation

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Win a Vacation for 2 to Riu Reggae in Montego Bay, Jamaica onboard Sunwing Airlines from CP24 and Sunwing valued at approximately $5,700!

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Win a Vacation for 2 to Riu Reggae in Montego Bay, Jamaica onboard Sunwing Airlines from CP24 valued at approximately $5,700! An all new resort along Montego Bay’s beachfront, the Riu Reggae combines the best of Jamaica’s beaches with a location near plenty of the areas attractions and activities.

In order to enter the contest, all you have to do is attend the Festival, learn the secret passcode and go to the contest website to enter the secret passcode. The secret passcode will be announced before every performance on the celebrity stage, it will be features on the jumbo screen next to the celebrity stage and it can be found on the informational brochures which can be found at the festival.

Included in the Vacation

  • Roundtrip airfare based on economy class for two (2) persons from Toronto to Jamaica onboard Sunwing Airlines.
  • 7 (seven) nights standard accommodation at Riu Reggae in a room based on double occupancy
  • All Inclusive meal plan while at Riu Reggae
  • Land transfers between the airport and hotel in destination
  • All hotel taxes and processing fees
  • Taxes (including, but not limited to, departure taxes, air seat/airline taxes and applicable federal, provincial, municipal, state and/or local taxes)

Not Included in the Vacation

  • Ground transportation not specifically mentioned above (including transportation to and from you and your guest(s)’ homes)
  • Airport improvement fees
  • Insurance (including, but not limited to, travel insurance, medical insurance and Vacation cancelation insurance)
  • Connecting flights (including to the departure gateway city)
  • Sightseeing tours and other in-destination activities
  • Travel related fees/surcharges
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Costs associated with obtaining travel documents (including, but not limited to passports and visas)
  • Costs associated with obtaining necessary vaccinations
  • Items of personal nature

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In order to enter the contest, all you have to do is attend the Festival, learn the secret passcode and go to the contest website to enter the secret passcode. The secret passcode will be announced before every performance on the celebrity stage, it will be features on the jumbo screen next to the celebrity stage and it can be found on the informational brochures which can be found at the festival.

Included in the Vacation

  • Roundtrip airfare based on economy class for two (2) persons from Toronto to Mexico onboard Sunwing Airlines.
  • 7 (seven) nights standard accommodation at Hotel NYX Cancun in a room based on double occupancy
  • All Inclusive meal plan while at Hotel NYX Cancun
  • Land transfers between the airport and hotel in destination
  • All hotel taxes and processing fees

Not Included in the Vacation

  • Ground transportation not specifically mentioned above (including transportation to and from you and your guest(s)’ homes)
  • Airport improvement fees
  • Insurance (including, but not limited to, travel insurance, medical insurance and Vacation cancelation insurance)
  • Connecting flights (including to the departure gateway city)
  • Sightseeing tours and other in-destination activities
  • Travel related fees/surcharges
  • Taxes (including, but not limited to, departure taxes, air seat/airline taxes and applicable federal, provincial, municipal, state and/or local taxes)
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Costs associated with obtaining travel documents (including, but not limited to passports and visas)
  • Costs associated with obtaining necessary vaccinations
  • Items of personal nature

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Win a Vacation for 2 to Golden Parnassus Resort and Spa in Cancun, Mexico onboard Sunwing Airlines from Metroland valued at approximately $5,750! A romantic sanctuary ideal for couples, in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Golden Parnassus Resort and Spa boasts relaxing accommodations with dreamy beachfront balconies facing sparkling waters.

In order to enter the contest, all you have to do is attend the Festival, learn the secret passcode and go to the contest website to enter the secret passcode. The secret passcode will be announced before every performance on the celebrity stage, it will be features on the jumbo screen next to the celebrity stage and it can be found on the informational brochures which can be found at the festival.

Included in the Vacation

  • Roundtrip airfare based on economy class for two (2) persons from Toronto to Mexico onboard Sunwing Airlines.
  • 7 (seven) nights standard accommodation at Golden Parnassus Resort and Spa in a room based on double occupancy
  • All Inclusive meal plan while at Golden Parnassus Resort and Spa
  • Land transfers between the airport and hotel in destination
  • All hotel taxes and processing fees

Not Included in the Vacation

  • Ground transportation not specifically mentioned above (including transportation to and from you and your guest(s)’ homes)
  • Airport improvement fees
  • Insurance (including, but not limited to, travel insurance, medical insurance and Vacation cancelation insurance)
  • Connecting flights (including to the departure gateway city)
  • Sightseeing tours and other in-destination activities
  • Travel related fees/surcharges
  • Taxes (including, but not limited to, departure taxes, air seat/airline taxes and applicable federal, provincial, municipal, state and/or local taxes)
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Costs associated with obtaining travel documents (including, but not limited to passports and visas)
  • Costs associated with obtaining necessary vaccinations
  • Items of personal nature

Click here for rules and regulation

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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 Monday, July 30th, 2018, 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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