7 Toronto food events to check out this week: August 28 to September 3

Aug 29 2017, 12:36 am

Toronto sends off August in style this week and says hello to September with a ferocious appetite.

Here are all the food events happening in Toronto this week that you need to know about.

Canadian National Exhibition

CNE food

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The CNE starts today and per annual tradition, there are loads of freak-ish foods on offer on the midway and in The Food Building. Check out our round-up to see the most epic (and obscene) eats for 2017.

When: August 18 to September 4
Where: CNE Grounds, Toronto

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Twilight Tuesdays

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Check out the last Twilight Tuesday of the summer as the weevenings in August at the York Street Parkette while The Drake and friends (Tundra, Libretto, Superpoint, and Momofuku Daishō) supply the food, drinks, and music.

When: Tuesdays in August, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: 150 York Street, Toronto
Price: Food and drink tickets each $5

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Downsview Park Ribfest

Downsview Park Rib Fest

Downsview Park Rib Fest

Now in its sophomore year, Downsview Park Ribfest returns over Labour Day weekend for four days of BBQ. Six of North Americas top rib teams will compete, plus look forward to live entertainment, a beer and wine garden, kids midway, and rib eating contest.

When: September 1 to 4
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Hot & Spicy Food Festival

hot and spicy food festival harbourfront centre

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Hot & Spicy Food Festival celebrates its 20th year spicing up summers in Toronto. The festival will showcase everything from celebrity chefs, a curated food market, and lots of spicy dishes that will get your tastebuds tingling.

Where: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
When: September 1 to 4
Price: Admission is free.


Richmond Hill Food Truck Festival

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The largest park in Richmond Hill plays host to this food truck rally and festival in September. Participating trucks have yet to be announced, but parking, food, drinks and entertainment are all promised.

When: September 2, noon to 8 pm; September 3, noon to 8 pm
Where: Richmond Green Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Rd East, Richmond Hill

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Le Burger Week

Le Burger Week

Le Burger Week

Nearly 400 restaurants from across Canada will be serving up special burgers for a special price the first week of September. At least 10 restaurants in Toronto are encouraging burger aficionados to sample many burgers as possible over the seven days and vote for their faves.

When: September 1 to 7
Where: Restaurants across Canada

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Lechon Festival

Artscape Wychwood Barns lechon fest

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Crispy, golden coal-roasted pig is at the centre of this Filipino Fiesta. On the itinerary; a Kusina Battle Royale, fruit and vegetable carving competition, lechon cooking class, variety show, talent competitions, kids area, and of course, FOOD!

When: September 2 and 3
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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