Toronto is officially buzzing with activities now that summer is here! With the warm weather comes numerous events and festivals in and around the city and so I wanted to share one of my favourite events of the summer with you, Taste of Toronto! Can you feel your inner foodie getting excited already!?
If you have never been to Taste of Toronto it is one of Toronto’s biggest annual food festivals and this year they are going all out for Canada’s 150! For the 4th edition of Taste of Toronto the festival will return to Garrison Common at Fort York and featuring only the best of the best of Toronto’s chef! New addition to this years line up include Momofuku Noodle Bar, Bar Buca, Cafe Boulud, and Bar Isabel! Just like last year you do need to buy entry tickets for this event and pay for food once on the premises but in addition to the 100 taster sized dishes from 25 of Toronto’s top restaurant chefs there will also be cooking demos, interactive masterclasses sponsored by Metro (I did this last year it was so much fun), intimate Q&A’s with master chefs, mixology classes, and food and drink samples from over 60 exhibitors! With 6 sessions to choose from and a limited number of tickets per session I implore you to plan ahead with this festival because they can easily sell out!
Chefs you can expect to see:
Rob Bragagnolo from Carver and Camp Food Hall - Remember my Carver video?
Elia Herrera from Los Colibris
Trevor Lui from Kampai Snack Bar
Victor Berry from Piano Piano
Ivana Racafrom Raca Cafe & Bar
David Lee from Nota Bene
Carl Heinrich from Richmond Station
Ted Corrado and Alexandra Feswick from The Drake Hotel
Sonia Mondino from Pray Tell
Mark McEwan from The McEwan Group
So there are 6 sessions as mentioned which means a general admission ticket is only good for the session you choose - here are the times for each session.
Thursday June 15th - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday June 16th - 11:30am - 4:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday June 17th - 11:30am - 4:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday June 18th- 12:00pm - 5:00pm
I will include the price for general admission tickets below but if you buy in bulk or a weekend pass I do believe they get cheaper!
Thursday and Friday $17.00 each
Saturday and Sunday $21.00 each
Youth $10.00 each
****Please note that Cash will not be accepted to purchase food only Credit Cards and Debit Cards
So this year they are doing some things a little different. Last year they had these cards you had to fill up with ‘crowns’ which essentially would be used to purchase those tasty bites. This year things are changing and you will no longer need to get the card but instead pay at each vendor using your credit or debit cards (cash will not be accepted).
Are you as exited as I am? Im probably going to be there everyday so come say ‘HI!” if you spot me and cheers to the freakin' weekend!