17 Toronto food events worth checking out in September

Aug 23 2018, 6:23 pm

The month ahead is looking delcious! From festivals dealing in Mac & Cheese and vegetarian fair to full weeks devoted to burgers and beer. You can kickstart September at these Toronto food events.

Mac & Cheese Fest

Mac & Cheese Festival

Mac & Cheese Festival

Taking place in conjunction with the Toronto International BuskerFest these two iconic Toronto festivals will take over Woodbine Park for the Labour Day weekend to serve up “top dishes from renowned chefs alongside non-stop, action-packed, entertainment.”

When: August 31 to September 3, 2018
Where: Woodbine Park,  1695 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family.

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Le Burger Week Toronto 2018

Le Burger Week 2018

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This year Le Burger Week Toronto will run from September 1 to September 7, so block off your calendar and get out those stretchy pants. This year there are nine Toronto eateries competing for the title of their city’s best burger.

When: September 1 to 7, 2018
Where: Restaurants around Toronto


Style Plate

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Taking place September 4 to 6, the new collaboration will see chefs and mixologists from participating restaurants paired up with select designers to create a unique dish or cocktail inspired by the designer’s collections showing at Toronto Fashion Week.

When: September 4 to 6, 2018
Where: Participating restaurant in Toronto

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Veg Food Fest

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Taking place at the Harbourfront Centre, this festival promises more than 150 vendors dealing in all sorts of meatless eats and ethical goods, plus 40+ hours of presentations,  workshops, speakers, and music curated by Toronto Downtown Jazz.

When: September 7 to 9, 2018
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Brewer’s Backyard

Brewers Backyard beer festival

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Celebrate the final weekend of summer with a few brews. The line-up of breweries includes Big Rock, Collective Arts, Eastbound, Exchange Brewery, GLB, Goose Island, Northern Maverick, and Red Thread alongside food vendors including Arepa Republic, FeasTO, Fidel Gastro, Meltdown Cheesery,  and the Pop Stand.

When: September 3, 2018, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.


Toronto Beer Week

Toronto Beer Week

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Toronto Beer Week is nearly here and 44 breweries and craft beer bars from across Toronto signed up to participate. The weeklong event celebrates local brews with tap takeovers, trivia nights, menu specials, beer releases, and other events held throughout the city.

When: Sept 14 to 22, 2018
Where: Participating breweries, bars, and restaurants in Toronto

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Taste of the Kingsway

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Toronto’s Taste of the Kingsway street festival returns for three days of outdoor eating and entertainment this September.

When: September 7 to 9, 2018
Where: Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road, Toronto


Eating Animals

Eating Animals

Eating Animals

This documentary based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by Natalie Portman traces the history of food production and the steep costs of factory farming.

When: September 7 to 13, 2018, showtimes vary
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Price: Tickets are $11.50


Cabbagetown Festival

Cabbagetown Festival


Food, music, bouncy castles, and more. Toronto’s Cabbagetown Festival is the perfect way to soak up the final days of summer.

When: September 8 and 9, 2018
Where: Cabbagetown


Burger Drops

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UNLIMITED BURGERS. $4 beers from Eastbound Brewing Co. Need we say more?

When: September 9, 2018, 6 pm
Where: 86 Miller Street
Price: Admission is $20.


Roncesvalles Polish Festival

Free events Toronto September Roncesvalles Polish Festival

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Traditional Polish fare including pierogi, kielbasa, bigos, and cabbage rolls are among the main attractions at this festival, but attendees can also look forward to sampling dishes from more than 40 local restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and bistros along Roncesvalles.

When: September 15 and 16, 2018
Where: Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto

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Chef’s Party at Assembly Chef’s Hall

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Celebrate the glitz and glamour of TIFF at this party promising glam-themed bites, cocktails and entertainment. Ticket prices include all food.

When: September 15, 2018, 4 pm to 11 pm
 Assembly Chef’s Hall 111 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Price: Passes are $50


Toronto Garlic Festival

Toronto Garlic Festival

Toronto Garlic Festival

Popping up for one day only at Artscape Wychwood Barns, the annual event brings together 20+ Ontario farmers and local chefs for a full day of garlic-themed dishes paired with Ontario wine and craft beer.

When: September 16 at 9 am to 5 pm
 Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
Price: Admission is $5


City Cider

City Cider festival

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City Cider returns to the heritage orchard on the grounds of the Spadina Museum this September for a day full of picnicking on the lawns surrounded by live local music, games and kid activities, delectable eats, freshly pressed cider, and a hard craft cider bar.

When: September 16, noon to 5 pm
Where: Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road, Toronto
Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the gate

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2018 Butter Tart Taste-Off

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There’s no need to travel across Ontario to find the best butter tart this fall. All the best bakers specializing in the iconic Canadian treat are getting together under one roof. Kawarthas Butter Tart Taste-Off takes place in downtown Port Hope this year on September 23, alongside Cultivate: A Festival Of Food And Drink.

When: September 23, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: 44 Queen St, Port Hope, Ontario

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International Dumpling Festival

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Taking place as part of Nuit Blanche, this installation from artist Ken Lum will showcase different types of dumplings found in cuisines from around the world.

When: September 29, 2018, 7 pm to 7 am
Where: James Street and Queen Street, Toronto


Witchstock Beer Festival

bellwoods beer festival all-inclusive


Witchstock hosted at Bellwood’s Brewery’s Hafis Road location will take place over two sessions on the last Saturday in September. Being all-inclusive means that ticket prices entitle festivalgoers to samples from dozens of craft breweries without any tokens.

When: September 29, sessions from noon to 3 pm, and from 4 pm to 7 pm
Where: 20 Hafis Road, Toronto

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Dinner Time Stories

Dinner Time Stories

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Billed as an immersive dining experience “elevated by cutting-edge 3D technology,” this two-hour culinary adventure follows the route of Le Petit Chef, as he makes his way along the historic route of Marco Polo on the Silk Road.

When: September 29 to November 25, 2018
Where: Katana, 333 Bay Street, Toronto
Price: From $200 per person available online as of July 25

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