EVENTS

DETAILS COMING SOON!

Toronto's annual Taste of the Danforth is happening from August 9th to August 11th this year. Join us as we celebrate our 26th anniversary of great food from local vendors along with lots of free entertainment and fun. There’s something for everyone!

Check out this photo gallery of our favourite food from past Taste of the Danforth Festivals!

2018 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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

  • Kids’ Fun Zone

    Fun for the Little Ones


    Details Coming Soon

  • Celebrating Canada’s Multicultural Mosaic

    Celebrating Canada’s Multicultural Mosaic


    Take a trip around the world right on the Danforth. Our friendly instructors will teach you a traditional dance from their home country. Watch a 15-minute performance and take a quick 15-minute dance lesson from our Greek, Chinese, South-Asian, Filipino, Japanese, Egyptian, Jamaican, Cuban, Mexican, Spanish, and Persian dance groups.


Performances

Be wowed by amazing performances on our Celebrity Stage presented by OLG, our Greek Stage, and our Showcase Stage presented by Casino Woodbine! Enjoy singing, dancing, music, and entertainment for the whole family all weekend long!

Friday, August 9
6PM - 11PM

Saturday, August 10
12PM - 11PM

Sunday, August 11
12PM - 10PM

For more information on the performers for the Showcase Stage Presented by Casino Woodbine please click here
For more information on the performers for The Celebrity Stage Presented by OLG please click here

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 9th through to 4:00 AM on Monday August 12th, 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 26th anniversary of Canada’s largest street Festival, welcoming approximately 1.6 million attendees, on Friday, August 9th to Sunday, August 11th.

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’, (at our “It’s All Greek To Me” plate breaking experience), but the Festival is much more than the celebration of the Danforth's Greek heritage - it is also a celebration of Canada’s multiculturalism. We offer a ‘Let’s Dance’ program where participants can learn how to dance different cultural dances from around the world, including Greek, South Asian, Chinese, Jamaican, Filipino, Egyptian, Japanese, Mexican, Cuban and Persian dance groups. Our Celebrity Stage features everything from the Miss Asia pageant, to performances by 40 Bollywood dancers, from an amazing Indigenous singer, to a budding Italian superstar.

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.

Taste of the Danforth 2019

Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun!

Join us Friday August 9th to Sunday, August 11th for Canada’s favourite Festival! Danforth restaurateurs will be offering $6 “Tasting Menus,” so you can enjoy a multitude of ethnic treats. Experience being ‘Greek for the Day’, at our Greek “plate-breaking” experience and through our Greek Stage. But, the Festival is more than the celebration of the Danforth's Greek heritage - it’s a celebration of Canada’s multiculturalism. We offer a ‘Let’s Dance’ program where participants can learn different cultural dances from around the world. Our Celebrity Stage, presented by OLG, features everything from the Miss Asia pageant, to performances by 40 Bollywood dancers, from an amazing Indigenous singer, to a budding Italian superstar. Experience incredible performances on our Showcase stage, presented by Casino Woodbine. The Sports Zone features activations with the Raptors, Leafs, Argos, Toronto FC, and Toronto Rock. We have a fantastic Kids Fun Zone with entertainment for the whole family.


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See photos from TOTD 2017 and 2018


See highlight videos from TOTD 2017 and 2018

Sponsors

The festival would not be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors. Stay tuned for our entire list.

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!

Click here to view the informational poster.

 

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