Taste Of The Danforth: Your Ultimate Guide To Its Food, Events, and Charity
Taste of the Danforth is more than Canada’s favourite food festival is back! It’s a big point of Toronto’s pride and community.
And this year’s 25th anniversary of Taste Of The Danforth is welcoming approximately 1.6 million attendees, this Friday through Sunday.
At the Festival, visitors have the opportunity to become Greek for the Day, but the Festival is much more than the celebration of the Danforth’s Greek heritage, it’s also a celebration of Canada’s multiculturalism.
And — more than ever — this year it’s a celebration of our community and solidarity, Danforth Strong.
A Wide Variety of Tastes
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.
Some Favourite Previous Food Experiences Include:
Grilled pineapple by Rodeo Brazilian Steakhouse.
Pitas packed with pork by Hunter’s On The Danforth.
Greek-loaded fries by Meze.
Deep-fried squid by Katsu Sushi.
A few highlights for this year include the Celebrity Stage with performances by Cuban Bands, Aboriginal singers, over 40 Bollywood dancers, as well as the Mr. And Miss Asia Toronto Pageant Competition.
There will also be a Let’s Dance program presented by the 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.
How To Get There
The event can be accessed through any of the four following Line 1 subway stations: Broadview, Chester, Pape and Donlands.
How Taste Of The Danforth Gives Back
Profits from the Festival are donated every year back to the community by the Greek Town on the Danforth BIA and its Chair Constantine Voidonicolas.
Over the years, Greek Town has donated more than $2 million to Toronto East General Hospital (now renamed Michael Garron Hospital).
In 2015, Greek Town made a commitment to a joint hospital project between SickKids and a children’s hospital in Greece — Agia Sofia.
The Festival and Greek Town have also supported additional charities and causes, such as Prostate Cancer, and Athletics Ontario, among others.
Greek Town has donated to a number of other local charities, including Toronto Crime Stoppers, 55 Division’s Youth Scholarship Fund, Riverdale Share Community Association, The East York Seniors’ Foundation, local soccer clubs and to Dr. Phyllis Billia’s cancer research at Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals.