Summer official arrives in Toronto this week though summer food festivals are already in full swing.
This week look forward to markets, pop-ups, street festivals, block parties, and more. Here are the food events happening this week, June 19 to 25, in Toronto.
This culinary market runs two months starting June 1st. Located right in the heart of the Financial District, look forward 14 local chefs, restaurants and food entrepreneurs offering the perfect outdoor escape from the office.
When: Weekdays until July 28
Where: 150 York Street
Price: Admission is free
When: Monday, June 19. 11 am
Where: Little Fin, 4 Temperance Street, Toronto
SipSmith London Dry Gin launches in Toronto with this evening of samples, cocktails, and appetizers at this installment of 86’d Monday hosted by Ivy Knight.
When: June 19, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Chef Elia Herrera and fellow contestants from season two of Top Chef Mexico collaborate for this culinary journey through Mexico. Guest Chefs Gabriel Rodriguez (Maximo Bistrot), Ix-Chel Ornelas (El Patio), Diego Sobrino (Mexsi Bocu), and Daniel Espinoza (Mexique) present a multi-course feast paired with tequila cocktails and beers.
When: June 19, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Los Colibris, 220 King Street West, Toronto,
The citywide prix fixe promotion kicks runs July 7 to July 23 at more than 200 restaurants across Toronto offering three-course menus at lunch and dinner. Menus are available online now.
When: Reservation lines open June 22 for dining between July 7 to July 23
Where: Restaurants across Toronto
Price: Lunch menus priced at $18, $23 and $28, dinner menus priced at $28, $38 and $48.
Chefs, artists, and entertainers come together for this non-profit Block Party in support of Red Door Family Shelter.
When: June 23, 7 pm to 2 am
Where: Toronto Event Centre, 15 Saskatchewan Road, Toronto
This one-day poutine pop-up is on June 23 as part of craft brewer Innis & Gunn’s Maple & Thistle Ale launch. The Scottish brewer is mixing both Canadian and Scot traditions and dishing out free Haggis Poutine from the Maple & Thistle food truck parked in Liberty Village.
Where: Liberty Market Building Parking Lot, 171 East Liberty Street
When: June 23 at noon to 2 pm
This two-day event is the craft beer aficionado’s dream turning the massive venue of West Island, Ontario Place into one huge beer garden featuring indie brews, live music, and sizzling food vendors.
When: June 23 to 24, 3:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: West Island of Ontario Place – 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Price: Tickets start at $10 – available through Toronto Craft Beer Festival
This massive street festival is expecting 180,000 attendees over three days featuring food, live entertainment, a Canada 150 Trivia Race, and a desginated zone highlight sights, sounds, and flavours of Hong Kong.
When: June 23, 7 pm to 11 pm; June 24, 11 am to midnight; June 25, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Price: Admission is free
The massive celebration of Filipino culture promises a full day packed full of food, entertainment for all ages, and shopping.
When: June 24, 8 am to 10 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall A, 255 Front Street West, Toronto
Sample dairy-free cheese, listen to talks from vegan entrepreneurs, and partake in cooking demos that go beyond your typical cheese platters at this festival featuring daity-free fromage and day drinking.
When: June 24, 12:30 pm to 7 pm
Where: 101 Lisgar Street, Toronto
Price: Admission is $12