11 Toronto food events to check out this week: August 17 to 23

Aug 16 2018, 8:45 pm

This week in Toronto food events: The CNE begins today, there’s a Burger Fest on all weekend, and the time to celebrate wild blueberries is now!

Here’s what to do, see, and eat in the week ahead.



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The Canadian National Exhibition might mark the beginning of the end of summer each year but that also means there’s still time for one last hurrah this season. If you haven’t already had your fill of festival foods and outrageous concessions, here’s your chance.

When: August 17 to September 3 
Canadian National Exhibition Food Building and midway, 10 Nova Scotia Avenue, Toronto


Union Summer Market

Union Summer Market

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The open-air market, presented by TD, launched on Canada Day and is on now until August 19 on the doorstep of Union Station. Participating food vendors include Amano PastaBananzaFugo DessertsHarry’s CharbroiledMean BaoRoywoodsThe Carbon BarThe Plant YYZ, Union Chicken, and Wvrst.

When: On now until August 19
Where: 65 Front Street West, Toronto


Tapas Journey

Tapas Journey

Tapas Journey

Spotlighting Spanish flavours in Ontario, the summer-time event, now in its fourth year, offers a chance to enjoy three plates of tapas and a lager for just $20 at nearly 40 participating restaurants.

When: August 10 to 19, 2018
Where: Participating Toronto restaurants

The Burger Fest

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Taking place at Interchange Park from August 17 to 19, this family-friendly festival is promising a weekend full of burgers, beers, and live entertainment.

When: August 17 to 19, 2018
Where: Interchange Park, 1 Commerce Street, Vaughan
Price: Tickets are $10 online.

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CNE East Coast Kitchen Party

east coast kitchen party CNE


Fish, fritters, fiddles, and fun kick off opening weekend at The Ex! Go to enjoy delicious East Coast cuisine along with craft beers, East Coast wine and Newfoundland Screech!

When: August 18 to 19, 2018
Canadian National Exhibition grounds, on Princes’ Boulevard in front of the Enercare Centre and Beanfield Centre.


Taste of the Trail

rouge national park


Take a bite out of the great outdoors at Toronto’s Taste of the Trail this weekend. This celebration of the summer harvest is taking place at the Rouge National Park and will feature fresh local produce, live music, hiking tips, and more.

When: August 18, 2018, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bob Hunter Memorial Park, 7277 14th Avenue, Markham


Taste of Manila

taste of manila filipino Filipino food fest

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Canada’s biggest Filipino food fest takes over the area near Bathurst and Wilson this weekend and will feature all thelechón, halo halo, and lumpia you could ask for.

When: August 18 and 19, 2018
Where: Bathurst Street corner of Wilson Avenue, Toronto


Cityfest Parc Rosé

Rosé All Day Run


Rosé is totally having a moment in Toronto this summer. Toronto has already been blessed with a sea of rosy summer picnics and runs in 2018, and now you can add one more to the list. Cityfest Parc Rosé is annexing licensing a park for an afternoon devoted to day-drinking rosé this August.

When: August 18, 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Canoe Landing Park
Price: Tickets from $30.


Festival of South Asia 2018

Festival of South Asia 2018

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The annual street festival is a showcase of South Asian community and culture, and among the many highlights this year, festival-goers can look forward to a Bollywood parade and pop-up museum, “Culture Alley” kid zone, sidewalk sales, beer garden, and most importantly, tasting tables hawking delicious eats spanning the gamut of kebabs, curries, and chaat, to dosa, pani puri, pakoras, and more!

When: August 18 and 19, 2018
Where: Gerrard India Bazaar, 1426 Gerrard Street East, Toronto

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Wild Blueberry Festival

Wild Blueberry Festival

Wild Blueberry Festival

Look forward to a range of wild blueberry-inspired vendors serving up wild blueberry infused dishes and products along with activities and demos at the Brick Works this Sunday.

When: August 19, 2018, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto


Twilight Tuesdays Night Market

Drake One Fifty night market

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Twilight Tuesdays Night Market returns to Toronto’s Financial District this August offering another outdoor option to imbibe after a long day stuck inside an office. Look forward to a rotating cast of Toronto restaurants hawking street foods alongside ice-cold Ungava Gin drinks.

When: Every Tuesday from August 7 to 28, 2018
Where: Drake One Fifty, 150 York Street, Toronto


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