13 Toronto food events to check out this week, June 12 to 18

May 28 2017, 9:22 pm

The upcoming week is full of delicious food events to mark down in your calendar. From pizza parties and night markets to street festivals and beer-centric film screenings, there’s lots to look forward to in the next seven days.

Here are the top food events happening this week.

Mr. Falco Pizza Pop-Up

Superpoint Pizza hosts Brooklyn’s Mr. Falco Pizza for a two-night pop-up promising “thin and crispy bar pies.” Expect signatures like The Loving Cup Supreme loaded with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, and pickled chilis along with The Green Machine, a cream-based white pie with seasonal greens.

When: June 12 4 pm to 11 pm
Where: Superpoint Pizza, 184 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

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Canadian Premiere of MacKinnon Brothers

86’d Mondays hosts the Canadian Premiere of MacKinnon Brothers, a beer-fueled screening of this doc short celebrating this Ontario family’s journey to create a craft beerusing only ingredients from their farm.

When: June 12, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Free

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The Stop’s Night Market

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This ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT event will transform a vacant lot in the Lower Junction into a vibrant open-air marketplace populated with one-of-a-kind food carts and open bars. Expect an ambulatory feast featuring 70 chefs and 20 local beverage purveyors showcased over two nights.

When: June 13 and 14, 7 pm
Where: 181 Sterling Road, Toronto
Price: $100

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World Tapas Day

This culinary marketplace promises assorted tapas from top Toronto chefs and fine food purveyors in celebration of Spanish culture. Among the participating vendors, look forward to seeing Andres Solomon of Barsa Taberna, Doug Penfold of Cava, and Laura Maxwell of Le Select Bistro.

When: June 15, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: CHCA, 300 Adelaide Street East, Toronto
Price: $60

Taste of Toronto

Among the mouthwatering things-to-do at this festival: cooking classes, mixologist demos, pop-up restaurants from influential Toronto chefs, and a marketplace stocked with assorted delicacies.

When: June 15 to 18
Where: Garrison Common, Fort York
Price: From $17

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Craft Beer Passport Launch Party

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Celebrate the launch of the 2017 Craft Beer Passport at this party serving suds from six Toronto breweries. Passport holders can enjoy $2 craft beers at participating bars and breweries across Toronto between June 1 and November 30.

When: June 15, 8 pm to 1 am
Where: StudioBar, 824 Dundas Street West, Toronto

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Greek Taverna Dinner

Restaurant chef/owners, Vera Tzoulas and Chris Priftis present this family style dinner featuring homestyle Greek comfort foods. Included in the ticket price, a multi-course feast with two wine pairings.

When: June 15, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: FAT Lamb Kouzina, 874 Yonge Street, Toronto
Price: $75

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Beach BBQ & Brews

Spend Father’s Day weekend in this Beach Rib Fest featuring finger-licking eats from award-winning rib teams accompanied by a craft beer market, wine and spirits area, kids zone, life-size board games, backyard BBQ games, and more.

When: June 16, noon to 7 pm; June 17, 11 am to 11 pm; June 18, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, 1675 Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto
Price: Admission is free


Taste of Little Italy

The annual street fest celebrates College Street’s Italian history over Father’s Day weekend. Per tradition, look forward to patios spilling into the streets, live music, and of course, tons of food.

When: June 16 to 18
Where: College Street West, between Shaw Street and Bathurst Street
Price: Admission is free

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Taco Fest

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Tacos, hot sauce tastings, margarita bars, nacho and salsa samplings, Mexican street corn, and live mariachi music are all on the agenda at this weekend fiesta.

When: June 16, 11 am to 10 pm; June 17, 11 am to 10 pm; June 18, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $9.95

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Vaughan Food Truck Festival

Taking place Father’s Day weekend, this food festival just north of Toronto. In addition food trucks, this festival promises a beer garden, local talent showcase, kid zone, and more.

When: June 16, 5 pm to 11 pm; June 17, 11 am to 11 pm; June 18, 11 am to 9 pm
Where: MacKenzie Glen Park, Vaughan
Price: Admission is free


Wine & Spirit Festival

Attractions at this 19+ event include pairing seminars, sampling opportunities, live music, and a breeze off the lake.

When: June 16, 5 pm to 11 pm; June 17, 2 pm to 10 pm
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Price: $25

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Strawberry Festival

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Now in its fifth year, the Baby Point Gates Strawberry Festival is a charity event benefiting SickKids, that will surely satisfy seasonal cravings. Held on Saturday, June 17, the outdoor festival will bring together 17 local merchants to each serve up strawberry-centric treats for a $2 donation.

When: June 17
Where: Baby Point Gates Gardens, Jane Street and Metheun Avenue, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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