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14 Toronto food events worth checking out this September

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Yasmin Aboelsaud Aug 21, 2016 10:00 pm

As we head into fall, Toronto continues to celebrate its exquisite culinary scene. From sweet to savory, the city offers different foodie events to awaken our senses.

Here are 15 food events in and around Toronto to check out this September.

Canada’s Largest Ribfest

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One of the most anticipated food events leading into fall is Canada’s Largest Ribfest. The free, family-friendly event brings people from all over Southern Ontario to Spencer Smith Park to enjoy four days of fun and delicious ribs. Make sure to bring cash, and check out some of the live music on site during the festivities.

When: September 2 – 5, 2016
Time: 11 am to 11 pm, except for September 5, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Spencer Smith Park – 1400 Lakeshore Road, Burlington
Tickets: Free, VIP tickets are $20-$30 and available online
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Food Truck Festival at Canada’s Wonderland

If you needed one more reason to visit Canada’s Wonderland this summer, there’s a Food Truck Festival taking place there at the start of September. Spend the day on all the roller coasters and rides, then hear into the Action Zone for the Park’s second annual Food Truck Festival which will feature over 15 food trucks. Remember to bring cash, as vendors will be accepting cash only.

When: September 3 and 4 , 2016
Time: Approximately 12 pm – 9 pm
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan
Tickets: Free with park admission, which can be purchased online
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Veg Food Fest

The 32nd Vegetarian Food Festival returns with an expanded site, and a program filled with workshops, lectures, fitness classes, music, panel discussions, and other special events. Don’t miss this weekend-long celebration of the best vegetarian delights, hosted over 10-acres of Harbourfront Centre’s beautiful waterfront.

When: September 9 – 11 , 2016
Time: Friday 4 – 9 pm, Saturday 12 – 9 pm, and Sunday 12 – 7 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay West
Tickets: Free
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Junk Food Festival

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Everyone’s cheat day will be between September 9 and 11, when the Junk Food Festival sets up shop in Toronto for the weekend. Junk Food Festival is a food and drink festival filled with bold new culinary mash-ups, reinventing North America’s favourite comfort foods. The event is free, and there will be games set up to go along with all this junk food playground.

When: September 9 – 11 , 2016
Time: Friday 6 pm – 1 am, Saturday 12 pm – 1 am, and Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street
Tickets: Free
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Toronto Craft Brew Cruise

It’s almost time for the Toronto Craft Brew Cruise! The event is the official warm up for Toronto Beer Week, which starts on September 16.   There will be two sailings in Toronto, each offering a three hour tour around the harbourfront and each packed with samplings of some of the best local brews.

When: September 10 , 2016
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Where: The River Gambler, 333 Lakeshore Blvd East
Tickets: Available online at $45
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Be Social at Boxcar Social

Organized by Barley’s Angels Toronto Chapter, this monthly pub gathering explores some of the city’s bars and breweries in a very social setting. September’s event is taking place at the latest Boxcar Social location in the harbourfront. The event will offer interesting craft beers, cheese and meat boards, and of course, views of the 6ix.

When: September 15, 2016
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Where: Boxcar Social, Harbourfront – 235 Queens Quay West
Tickets: Free
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Food Truck Festival Ontario

One day. One place. Every taste. Food Truck Festival Ontario returns for its highly anticipated event at Downsview Park. With over 30 food trucks, a 19+ drinks garden, buskers, and a farmer’s market, this one day event should be filling and entertaining. Sample size dishes will be available for $6 or less.

When: September 18, 2016
Time: 1 – 7 pm
Where: Festival Terrace, Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road
Tickets: Available online at $12, or $25 to skip lines
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Pintxos Toronto: A Celebration of Tapas

Now in its third year, Pintxos Toronto (pronounced pinch-ohs, and taken from the Basque name for tapas) is a celebration of tapas culture and the food & drink of Spain.

When: September 18, 2016
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Where: Liberty Market Building , 171 East Liberty Street
Tickets: $10, available online
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City Cider

This September will mark the 5th Annual City Cider Festival, Toronto’s premier fruit harvest celebration and fundraiser for Not Far From the Tree. Not Far From The Tree is Toronto’s very own fruit tree project, inspiring Torontonians to harvest, share, and celebrate the bounty from our urban forest. The Cider event is family-friendly and will include drinks, entertainment, and delectable eats.

When: September 18, 2016
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Where: Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road
Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, children under 12 are free
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5 Course Italian Wine Pairing Dinner


Get familiar with food and wine pairings at this delicious evening with Toronto Common and Peasant Table. Featuring Northern Italian & Adriatic peasant style dishes, the Peasant Table is offering a set dinner with a selection of popular dishes and a curated pairing of Northern Italian wines. The dinner menu on its own is mouth watering, let alone its wine list.

When: September 21, 2016
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Where: The Peasant Table – 782 Queen Street East
Tickets: Limited tickets available for $75
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Food Court Social

A foodie event unlike any other, the Food Court Social is back for its third year in support of George Brown College’s Augmented Education (Aug Ed) program. Enjoy an evening with extraordinary food, live music, local beer and wine, and Toronto’s most passionate philanthropists and savvy business minds.

When: September 22, 2016
Time: 7 – 11 pm
Where: George Brown College – 51 Dockside Drive
Tickets: Available online for $150
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Farm “Pop-Up” Dinner

If you’re looking to spice up dinner, or do something more than eats and drinks in the city, look no further. Bread Bar is throwing a Farm Pop-Up Dinner, and you’re invited. Yes, it is a hop, skip, and a drive away – but think of the amazing setting that will make for some even more amazing photos. Oh, and the food of course.

When: September 22, 2016
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: Earth to Table: the Farm – 250 Concession 4 W, Flamborough
Tickets: Available online from $25 – $90
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Soupalicious Toronto

“Sip, Slurp and Savour” our local harvests and culinary soup sensations from the leading “cream of the crop” chefs, restaurants and caterers of Toronto. Soupalicious is one soup-er celebration that foodies shouldn’t miss in September!

When: September 25, 2016
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Tickets: Available online at $15 in advance, or $22 at the door
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SwirlTO

End your month by taking your tastebuds to SwirlTO – an elevated beverage experience that will heighten the senses. The best part? With no need for tickets or tokens, guests enjoy an all-inclusive night of wine tasting along with spirits and beer tasting for one ticket price.

When: September 30, 2016
Time: 2 – 10 pm
Where: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street
Tickets: Available online from $25 – $12o
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Yasmin Aboelsaud
Senior Staff Writer, music aficionado, fueled by coffee, travel & Drake.

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