Approximately 1.5 million people attended this year’s Greek taste festival in Danforth, a Toronto road with many Greek businesses and especially restaurants.
Residents of Toronto and the surrounding areas came to the Danforth to taste traditional Greek dishes and participate in the Greek “glenti”, which met great success this year due to the excellent weather.
The 21st Taste of the Danforth festival brought thousands of people to the so-called Greek avenue, who enjoyed Greek food and dances. Greek chef Andreas Lagos presented modern Greek cuisine, both at the festival and at various television programs in Canada.
Visitors enjoyed traditional dances and music by Greek groups. The Greek-Canadian soprano Ariana Chris charmed the audience singing the national anthems of Greece and Canada.
The festival was sponsored by “Krinos” company and organized by the Greek businessmen club BIA that was inaugurated on Friday evening in the presence of Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto mayor Rob Ford.
The only black spot of the festival was the stabbing of a man on Saturday night. A large area in Danforth was tapped off but the incident didn’t affect the festival.
Greek publisher Vasilis Sklavos reported that this year’s festival was the most dynamic and successful due to the excellent organization, publicity and good weather.