Come hungry and eat your way from Broadview to Jones Avenue, one souvlaki, gyro, shish kebab, and baklava at a time. Taste of the Danforth first started as a food festival showcasing the city’s best Greek restaurants and has grown into 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.
2023 Taste of the Danforth Highlights
Things to do at Taste of the Danforth include:
- BattleSports’ Rage Room
- Autograph sessions
- Childrens’ acrobatics
- Carnival midway
- Dance lessons
- Food tastings