To celebrate its rich cultural diversity with a variety of food events on an annual basis in this Canadian city, food festivals are being held, including the Taste of the Danforth which takes place from August 10 to 12 next week in a downtown area with a big Greek-Canadian community. It it the 19th Festival so far, and Greek-Canadians are always prominent, whipping up Greek favorite dishes.
Although the City is host to other summer food festivals, the Taste of Danforth is perhaps the most popular food festival in the City and attracts over a million visitors every year. Although the Taste of the Danforth initially started as a Greek food festival, it has grown to become a wider family entertainment and food festival. The festival is due to take place along Danforth Street downtown, an area which boasts the highest concentration of Greek restaurants per mile in North America. During the celebrations the street will remain closed off and transformed into an outdoor entertainment and food bazaar. Entertainment activities usually include musical performances, family games, gymnastics and rides.
Besides savoring the delicious selection of cuisine, attendees will be treated to performances on three stages: the celebrity stage, Astro original Greek stage, and Danforth showcase stage, including Greek dancing, short skits based on The Hunger Games book and movie, and musical performances by a variety of local and international artistes.
This year’s festival is sponsored by Pilaros International Trading Inc; the leading importer of Mediterranean food products from Greece, Italy and Spain to North America.
The daily schedule is:
Friday, August 10: 6 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday, August 11: Noon-Midnight
Sunday, August 12: Noon-Midnight
Find out more about the event programme at