EVENTS

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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

  • 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.

  • Kids’ Fun Zone

    Fun for the Little Ones


    We are proud to present Cirque Du Soleil at this years Kids’ Fun Zone. This year kids can enjoy a Cirque Du Soleil hula-hoop experience. Yes, adult kids can try too. Fun not to be missed!

  • 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!

  • 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.

     

     


Performances

Be wowed by amazing performances on our Celebrity Stage presented by OLG, our Greek Stage presented by the GreekTown on the Danforth BIA, our Showcase Stage presented by Casino Woodbine, and our Let’s Dance Stage! 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

  • 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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

     

About the Festival

About The Festival


Canada’s favourite Festival is back! Come join us as we celebrate the 26th anniversary of Canada’s largest Street Festival, welcoming approximately 1.6 million attendees. The Festival runs Friday, August 9th to Sunday, August 11th this year.

The GTA lays claim to more than 200,000 residents of Greek ancestry, the second 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. Restaurateurs along the Danforth will be offering “Tasting Menus” for no more than $6 so that attendees can enjoy a multitude of tasty multi-ethnic treats.

Yes, there is Food, Food, and more Food – but the Taste of the Danforth is so much more! There will be loads of free, family-friendly entertainment on our Celebrity Stage presented by OLG, Showcase Stage presented by Casino Woodbine, and the Greek Stage presented by the GreekTown on the Danforth BIA. The Celebrity Stage will feature everything from Caribbean Jazz to Aboriginal Folk, from Country to Pop, from Funk to Reggae, as well as the Miss Asia Canada Pageant and 40 Bollywood Dancers. We are also glad to bring back by popular demand – Sheer Heart Attack, the spectacular Queen tribute band. The Celebrity Stage features 26 free performances.

Our Showcase Stage presented by Casino Woodbine also features 26 free performances. Our Greek Stage presented by the GreekTown on the Danforth BIA features 39 different performances as well. Accordingly, our Festival attendees have over 90 different performances to choose from.

We also offer a “Let’s Dance” program, where participants can learn different cultural dances from Chinese, South Asian, Filipino, Egyptian, Greek, Mexican, Japanese, Spanish, Cuban, Persian, and Jamaican dance groups.

Don’t forget to check out the Sports Zone featuring activities and guest appearances from Toronto professional sports teams, and the “It’s All Greek To Me” plate-breaking experience. Bring the kids to the Kids’ Fun Zone presented by Cirque Du Soleil.


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Contest

WIN A VACATION FOR 2 TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA FROM AIR CANADA VACATIONS, GRAND PALLADIUM JAMAICA RESORT AND SPA, AND VISIT JAMAICA, PRESENTED BY CHUM 104.5

WIN A VACATION FOR 2 TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA FROM AIR CANADA VACATIONS, GRAND PALLADIUM JAMAICA RESORT AND SPA, AND VISIT JAMAICA, PRESENTED BY CHUM 104.5

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WIN A VACATION FOR 2 TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA FROM AIR CANADA VACATIONS, GRAND PALLADIUM JAMAICA RESORT AND SPA, AND VISIT JAMAICA, PRESENTED BY CHUM 104.5

TO ENTER the Win a Trip to Jamaica contest (“Contest”), simply visit the CHUM 1045 Booth at the Taste of the Danforth (on Danforth Ave between Fenwick Ave and Carlaw Ave) between Friday, August 9th at 6pm – Sunday, August 11th at 10pm and complete and submit your entry via a Ballot form by following the instructions found onsite.

Valued at $6,300

For full Rules and Regulations Click Here

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WIN A VACATION FOR 2 TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA FROM AIR CANADA VACATIONS, GRAND PALLADIUM JAMAICA RESORT AND SPA, AND VISIT JAMAICA, PRESENTED BY STAR METROLAND MEDIA

WIN A VACATION FOR 2 TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA FROM AIR CANADA VACATIONS, GRAND PALLADIUM JAMAICA RESORT AND SPA, AND VISIT JAMAICA, PRESENTED BY STAR METROLAND MEDIA

Click here for more details
WIN A VACATION FOR 2 TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA FROM AIR CANADA VACATIONS, GRAND PALLADIUM JAMAICA RESORT AND SPA, AND VISIT JAMAICA, PRESENTED BY STAR METROLAND MEDIA

The Contest Period begins at 9:00 AM ET on August 9, 2019 and ends at 9:00 AM ET on August 23, 2019. To enter the Contest read the Rules and Regulations attached below, go to toronto.com/TotDContest and follow the on-screen instructions to fully complete and submit the Contest entry form. A valid e-mail address will be required. Each entrant may use only one email address to enter the Contest.

Vacation valued at $6,300.

For full Rules and Regulations Click Here

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WIN A VACATION FOR 2 TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA FROM AIR CANADA VACATIONS, GRAND PALLADIUM LADY HAMILTON RESORT AND SPA,  AND VISIT JAMAICA

WIN A VACATION FOR 2 TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA FROM AIR CANADA VACATIONS, GRAND PALLADIUM LADY HAMILTON RESORT AND SPA, AND VISIT JAMAICA

Click here for more details
WIN A VACATION FOR 2 TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA FROM AIR CANADA VACATIONS, GRAND PALLADIUM LADY HAMILTON RESORT AND SPA, AND VISIT JAMAICA

The Festival Contest Starts on Friday August the 9th

All you need to do is attend the Festival. Go to Tastesurvey.com and enter the secret Password.

The Secret Password will be in the Festival Brochure, on Festival Signage, on the Jumbo Screen near the Celebrity Stage, and revealed by our Celebrity Stage Emcees.

For full Rules and Regulations Click Here

To Enter the Contest Click Here

Vacation valued at $7,440

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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.

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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