12 Toronto food events to check out this week: August 7 to 13

Aug 7 2017, 12:39 pm

August is in full swing and in Toronto that means outdoor food events are in their element.

This week alone, Torontonians can hit up a culinary market at lunch hour, check out a weekly pop-up for drinks after work, and hop from festival to festival on the weekend.

Here are all the Toronto food events you need on your radar this week:

Adelaide Eats

This culinary market has had its run extended into August. Located right in the heart of the Financial District, look forward 14 local chefs, restaurants and food entrepreneurs offering the perfect outdoor escape from the office.

When: Weekdays until August 18
 150 York Street
Price: Admission is free

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Twilight Tuesdays

Spend Tuesday evenings 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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The three-day festival focused on Caribbean flavours takes place at Centennial Park in August and promises a weekend of feasting, cook-offs, chef demos, live workshops, and hot & spicy Jerk eating competitions.

When: August 11 to 13
Where: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke
Price: From $8

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Taste of the Danforth

Now in its 24th year, Canada’s largest street Festival returns for a weekend of live performances, pageants, kids activities, and of course, eating. Restaurateurs along The Danforth will be offering “Tasting Menus” priced at $6 or less.

When: August 11 to 13
Where: The Danforth, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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Roundhouse Craft Beer Fest

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Steam Whistle Brewing hosts Ontario’s finest craft brewers for a weekend of sampling new brews, food truck eats, live music, and picnicking.

When: August 11 to 13
Where: Roundhouse Park,  255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
Price: $25 in advance, $30 at the gates

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Dinner Under the Stars

In part of The Feast of St. Lawrence, this ticketed five-course feast will feature contributions from top restaurants in the area including Biff’s BistroBarsa TabernaHawthorne Food & DrinkThe Hot House RestaurantOmni King Edward HotelPearl DiverThe Sultan’s Tent, and Woods.

When: August 11, 6:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: 27 Front Street East, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $200, funds raised will be directed to FOODSHARE Toronto.

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Waterfront Night Market

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Now in its 8th year, Canada’s largest Pan-Asian night market has found a new home. In 2017, the massive festival will move to the Hearn Generating Station allotting 350,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space to the festivities.

Highlights include 100+ street food hawkers slinging everything from skewered seafood and stinky tofu, to tropical drinks and sushi burritos in the newly expanded food midway.

When: August 11 to 13
Where: Hearn Generating Station, 440 Unwin Avenue, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Tapas Journey

The Spanish beer brand sponsors this tapas crawl across Toronto featuring three dozen participating restaurants who will each offer three different types of tapas and a beer for $20.

When: August 11 to 20
Where: Front Street East at Market Street, Toronto
Price: $20 per person

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Pickering Food Truck Festival

Friends, kids, pets are all welcome to this park turned foodie haven in mid-August. Admission is free for the weekend of outdoor eating, plus there will be a beer garden, children’s village, beer garden, and stage showcasing live entertainment.

When: August 11, 5 pm to 9 pm; August 12, noon to 9 pm; August 13, noon to 8 pm
Where: The Esplanade Park, 1 The Esplanade, Pickering

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St. Lawrence Market & Market Street Celebration

St. Lawrence Market and the adjacent Market Street take the party outside for this free-to-attend event featuring outdoor food stalls, patios, farm fresh produce, demonstrations, live entertainment, and a pig roast.

When: August 12, 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Front Street East at Market Street, Toronto
Price: Free

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Kothu Fest

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Promising a “cacophony of rhythmic sound, sight, and smell,” this food fest happening at Scarborough Civic Centre in August is a celebration of the famous Sri-Lankan street food.

When: August 12, 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Scarborough Civic Centre,  150 Borough Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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Toronto’s two-day dessert-themed festival returns in August, bringing back all the sugary goodness into our lives. Sample sweet culinary delights and taste award-winning treats, all while benefiting Second Harvest.

Where: David Pecaut Square, 55 John Street
When: August 12 to 13

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