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Food Festivals in the GTA to Wrap Up Summer ’17


Toronto and its surrounding cities have become a hotspot for food festivals this summer, with a new one happening every weekend. If you’ve missed out on them so far, we’ve got you covered with the best ones coming. As always, food trucks are the most popular festivals (because they’re the best), but there are some other great events to look out for.

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Toronto Food Truck Festival – August 4-7, Woodbine Park

Arguably Toronto’s most popular food truck festival, it’s back another year to excite taste buds and ears with some awesome trucks and local musicians.


Taste of the Danforth – August 11-13, The Danforth

The Greek celebration is back and better than ever for its 23rd straight year. Great food, lots of entertainment and some cool contests make this Canada’s largest street festival every year.


Woodbridge Ribfest – August 11-13, Woodbridge Fairgrounds

Woodbridge is one of the many neighbouring Toronto cities to host its own Ribfest. It’s got all the features of every other Ribfest, but nobody is complaining.


Panam Fest – August 11-13, Younge-Dundas Square

A proud Canadian staple, the Panamerican Food and Music Festival features food and entertainment from all parts of the Americas and Caribbean. It’s completely free to attend.


The CNE! – August 18 – September 4, Canadian Exhibition Grounds

Along with its longstanding tradition of offering some of the craziest foods all exhibition long, the CNE grounds will be host to some pretty neat food events:


East Coast Kitchen Party – August 19-20

The CNE is kicking off the right way by hosting the first-ever food festival dedicated to East Coast cuisine. Get excited for some good clam chowders, lobster and the illustrious donair.


Food Truck Frenzy – August 25-27

Back again for another year, the Food Truck Frenzy has become a CNE staple. It features all the great food trucks from last year with some new additions as well. Happening at the same time is the Craft Beer Festival, a perfect compliment.


Vegan Food and Drink Fest – August 19, Fort York

The popular food festival is back for another year, featuring plenty of vegan vendors. Whether you’re vegan or not, you have to check it out and try a meatless hot dog or burger.


Canada’s Wonderland Food Truck Festival – September 2-3, Canada’s Wonderland

If you can’t get enough of food trucks, Canada’s Wonderland caps off the summer with its very own festival. Nothing sounds better than getting your favourite comfort food and then going on Behemoth.


Which food festivals will you be attending? Let us know in the comments. 


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