Taste of the Danforth is a yearly food and culture festival held in Toronto, in the Greektown area along Danforth Avenue

Taste of the Danforth

Toronto loves its street festivals — and Taste of the Danforth is no exception. It has attracted over a million revellers eager to immerse themselves in Greek culture in years past. Taste of the Danforth, named for Danforth Avenue in the heart of Toronto’s Greektown, has been going strong since 1994.

Come hungry and eat your way from Broadview to Jones Avenue one souvlaki, gyro, shish kebab, and baklava at a time. What first started as a food festival showcasing the city’s best Greek restaurants has grown to an annual tradition for most people.

From traditional plate breaking and sports celebrity meet-and-greets, Cirque Du Soleil-style acro tutorials and global dance lessons to musical performances and carnival rides, there’s a lot to see and do at this family-friendly fest that makes the most of Toronto’s unbeatable summer weather.

You can learn more about the city’s vibrant Greek community, centred in the Danforth since the 1960s, forming the largest Greektown not just in Canada but in all of North America.

If the scenery looks a little familiar, it’s because the film crew for My Big Fat Greek Wedding knew what was up and chose to include the neighbourhood in their shooting locations. After all, the Danforth (Οδος Ντανφορθ) is so Greek that even the street signs are bilingual. 

Date(s): The weekend of August 5, 2022
Location: Greektown
Website: https://tasteofthedanforth.com/

2022 Taste of the Danforth Highlights 

Things to do at Taste of the Danforth include:

  • BattleSports’ Rage Room
  • Autograph sessions
  • Childrens’ acrobatics
  • Carnival midway
  • Concerts
  • Dance lessons
  • Food tastings

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