9 Toronto food events to check out this week: July 13 to 19

Jul 11 2018, 9:15 pm

Head out to the ‘burbs for a pizza fest and/or massive Asian night market, or stay downtown eating oysters and seafood under the stars. Options are in abundance when it comes to food events happening in Toronto over the next seven days!

Here are the Toronto food events you need to have on your radar this week.

Giro d’Italia

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Italian Restaurant Week returns to Toronto this summer for 10 days in July. Participating restaurants will each showcase the cuisine of a different region of Italy by offering a four-course prezzo fisso (prix fixe) menu priced at $52.

When: July 5 to 15, 2018
Where: At participating Italian restaurants in Toronto
Price: $52



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The annual, Toronto-wide prix fixe promotion continues this week and offers the chance to dine on a multi-course meal for a fixed price at more than 200 restaurants.

When: July 6 to July 22
Where: Restaurants across Toronto
Price: Lunch menus priced at $23, $28, and $33 and dinner is $33, $43, and $53

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Night It Up!

Night It Up! night market

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The annual night market returns to Markham Civic Centre over the second weekend in July and is bringing together more than 100 booths dishing out everything from ramen burgers and matcha shaved ice all the way to deep fried ice cream.

When: July 13, 7 pm to midnight; July 14, 2 pm to midnight; July 15, 2 pm to 8 pm
Where: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham

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Vaughan Pizza Fest

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Pizza, music, and beer! The triple threat is the premise for this massive food festival taking place just north of Toronto this summer. Vaughan Pizza Fest, happening mid-July, promises to be the epic pizza party ever… even bigger and better than last year.

When: July 13 to 15, 2018
Where: Interchange Park, 1 Commerce Street, Vaughan
Price: General admission is $15 online

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Fun Food Festival

The Fun Food Fest

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A brand new circus-themed food festival is set to debut at the Woodbridge Fair Grounds this July. Taking place just north of the city, from July 13 to 15, the event is simply titled the Fun Food Festival and as its name suggests, the three-day festival is billing all-ages fun and street food!

When: July 13 to 15, 2018
Where: Woodbridge Fair Grounds, 100 Porter Avenue, Vaughan
Price: Admission is $10


Free Root Beer Day

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A&W has announced that all restaurants across Canada will be serving up free root beer all day, from open ’til close on Saturday, July 14, otherwise known as Free Root Beer Day.

When:  July 14, 20018
Where: A&W Restaurants across Canada

Ontario Oyster Festival

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Taking place at the Oyster Garden (aka patio) at Rodney’s Oyster House, this all-day event takes place on Sunday, July 15 and will feature $5 drinks and oysters (served five at a time), along with lobster ($25 each) and other delicious seafood-centric foods price for $10 or less.

When: July 15, 1 pm to 10 pm
Where: Rodney’s Oyster House, 469 King Street West, Toronto
Price: General admission is $35 in advance, $45 at the gates.

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Seafood Sundays

The Drake Hotel seafood boil

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Want to eat a huge pot of seafood including PEI mussels, clams, shrimp, lobster, corn, butter, and more butter? The family-style feast takes place on the Sky Yard at The Drake Hotel every other week.

When: July 15, 6 pm
Where: 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $39


Sunday Social at The Bentway Beer Garden

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Shaded by the Gardiner Expressway, The Bentway Beer Garden is an escape from the sun that’s billing itself as the “city’s coolest covered patio” and introducing programming along with games, food, and beverages on Sundays this summer!

When: Sundays, July 8 to August 12, 2018
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto


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