7 Toronto food events to check out this week: August 31 to September 6

Aug 31 2018, 11:27 am

Kickstart September with these delicious Toronto food events happening this week.

From the CNE closeout to the Veg Food Fest, and everything in between, there’s lots to do, see, and eat in Toronto.



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Last call at The Ex! If you haven’t already had your fill of festival foods and outrageous concessions, this is your final chance.

When: On until September 3 
10 am to 10 pm

Buskerfest + Mac & Cheese Fest

Mac & Cheese Festival

Mac & Cheese Festival

Mac & Cheese Fest teams up with Buskerfest to take over Woodbine Park over Labour Day weekend and promises “the best and biggest street performer festivals in the universe,” plus “50 of the cheesiest creations made by top chefs.”

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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Toronto Rib, Bacon and BBQ Fest

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Hogtown is going hog wild. The Toronto Rib, Bacon and BBQ Festival is taking over Downsview Park over Labour Day weekend and is promising a massive Ribfest bolstered by the addition of vendors specializing in bacon and barbecue as well.

When: August 31, 4 pm to 11 pm; September 1, 11 am to 11 pm; September 2,
11 am to 11 pm; September 3, 11 am to 9 pm.
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road, North York
Price: General admission is $5. Kids under 12 are free


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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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.


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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