Program

  • Guinness World Records

     

     

    Guinness World Records


    In 2014, we had fun with two Guinness World Record challenges: one for the Largest Tug-of-War Tournament, and the other for the Most People to Perform a Standing Long Jump in 8 Hours.  This year, we’re attempting two more records with the Most People to Eat an Olive in 8 Hours (you only need to eat one olive) and the Most People to Make a Penalty Kick in 8 Hours. Participants can enter our contest for a chance to win a trip to Athens, Greece courtesy of Transat Holidays.

    Olive Eating: “Olives Well That Ends Well”

    We’re attempting to set the World Record for the Most People to Eat an Olive in 8 Hours! You only need to eat one olive to be part of the record.  Do you want to take part in this Guinness World Record? Stay tuned to learn how to participate in this challenge.

    Soccer Challenge: The Most People to Score a Penalty Kick in 8 Hours

    We’re attempting to set the World Record for the most number of people to score a penalty kick in a span of 8 hours! Stay tuned to learn how to participate in this challenge.

     

  • Sports Zone

    Sports Zone


    Featuring activations and challenges from 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 one of your favourite Toronto sports heroes at the Festival!

  • Toronto Star Kids’ Fun Zone

    Fun for the Little Ones


    Details coming soon!


New brochure coming soon.


Performances

New schedules coming soon.

Friday, August 7
6PM - 12AM

Saturday, August 8
12PM - 12AM

Sunday, August 9
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 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 7th through to midnight on Sunday August 9th, 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 1.6 million attendees annually. The Festival is celebrating its 22nd anniversary and this year the Festival is even bigger and better than ever 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 22 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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Contests

Win a Trip to Greece or Saint Lucia!

Win a Trip to Greece or Saint Lucia!

Fill out the survey and win one of two amazing prizes! A trip to Greece courtesy of Transat Holidays and Kinetta Beach Resort & Spa ($3,000 value) or a trip to Saint Lucia, courtesy of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board & Transat Holidays, including 7 nights at the Bay Gardens Resorts ($6,000 value).

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Win a Trip to Greece or Saint Lucia!

Your chance to win one of two amazing prizes!

  • A trip to Greece courtesy of Transat Holidays and Kinetta Beach Resort & Spa including a 7-night stay at Kinetta Beach Resort & Spa ($3,000 value) or
  • A trip to Saint Lucia, courtesy of Saint Lucia Tourist Board, Transat Holidays and Bay Gardens Resort & Spa in Saint Lucia, including a 7-night stay at the Bay Gardens Resorts ($6,000 value)

All you need to do is fill out the survey and include the secret passcode, which you will find on the festival brochure distributed at the festival and announced from the Celebrity Stage.

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Win a Trip to Athens, Greece!

Win a Trip to Athens, Greece!

Help us set one of the two Guinness World Records for your chance to be entered to win a trip to Athens, Greece! Join us in our attempts to set the World Record for the Most People to Eat an Olive in 8 Hours and the Most Number of People to Complete a Penalty Kick!

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Win a Trip to Athens, Greece!

We are attempting to set the Guinness World Records for the Most People to Eat an Olive AND the Most People to Complete a Penalty Kick!

Lucky participants will be entered in a draw to win a trip to Athens, Greece.

The trip, compliments of Transat Holidays, consists of airfare to Greece; including 3-night stay at Athens Ledra Hotel in Athens, Greece.

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Win an Aegean Splendour Cruise to Greece!

Win an Aegean Splendour Cruise to Greece!

Win an Aegean Splendour Cruise to Greece with CP24, courtesy of Transat Holidays, valued at approximately $3,200!

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Win an Aegean Splendour Cruise to Greece!

Win an Aegean Splendour Cruise to Greece with CP24, courtesy of Transat Holidays, valued at approximately $3,200! Tune into CP24 or visit their website between August 3 and August 7 for entry 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, St James’s Club Morgan Bay and Transat Holidays valued at approximately $6,200!

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Win a Trip to Saint Lucia!

Win a trip to Saint Lucia, courtesy of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and Transat Holidays! 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 $6,200!

Tune into CP24 or visit their website from July 27 to July 31 for entry details.

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WIN AN AEGEAN SPLENDOUR CRUISE!

WIN AN AEGEAN SPLENDOUR CRUISE!

Win an Aegean Splendour cruise to Greece with CFRB, courtesy of Transat Holidays. Valued at Approximately $3,200!

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WIN AN AEGEAN SPLENDOUR CRUISE!

Win an Aegean Splendour cruise to Greece with CFRB, courtesy of Transat Holidays, valued at approximately $3,200! Tune into CFRB or visit www.newstalk1010.com between July 20th and August 9th to find out how to enter.

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Win a Trip to Greece!

Win a Trip to Greece!

Win a trip for two to Athens, Greece with Toronto Star courtesy of Transat Holidays, with a 4-night stay at the Athens Ledra Hotel.  

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Win a Trip to Greece!

Win a trip for two to Athens, Greece with Toronto Star courtesy of Transat Holidays, with a 4-night stay at the Athens Ledra Hotel.

Visit the Wonderlist website to find entry details.

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Win a Trip to Jamaica!

Win a Trip to Jamaica!

Win a trip for two to Jamaica with Metroland courtesy of Transat Holidays, with a 7-night stay in Montego Bay. Valued approximately at $6,500.

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Win a Trip to Jamaica!

Win a trip for two to Jamaica with Metroland courtesy of Transat Holidays, with a 7-night stay at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall or Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Montego Bay.

Visit insidetoronto.com between July 30th and August 6th for more details.

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Sponsors

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

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