9 Toronto food events to check out this week: June 29 to July 5

Jun 29 2018, 11:29 am

Raise a glass to the Canada Day long weekend and the new week ahead! The first week of July is going to be a hot one, and what better way to stay refreshed than at a beer garden or street fest!

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

Toronto Ribfest

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Spend the Canada Day long weekend eating BBQ, riding the midway, and watching live performances at this annual event!

When: June 29 to July 1, 11 am to 10 pm; July 2, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke

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Agincourt Mall Summer Outdoor Night Market

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If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your Canada Day long weekend, clear your calendar and head to Scarborough’s Agincourt Mall for this unforgettable cultural experience. Festival-goers can choose from an impressive selection of both Asian and international foods from 20 different food vendors.

When: June 29 to July 1
Where: Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough
Price: Free admission

Brewer’s Backyard

Brewers Backyard beer festival

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Celebrate Canada Day on July 2 with Lester P. Beerson Day at the Evergreen Brick Works. On tap, look forward to delicious beers flowing from Great Lakes Brewery, Black Oak, St. Mary Axe, Collective Arts, Merit, Bench Brewing, Eastbound Brewing and West Avenue Cider, plus food from Delite Bite, FeasTO, Food Dudes, Fidel Gastro, Heirloom, and the Pop Stand.

When: July 2, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.


Americana Beer Dinner

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This pub is offering the perfect chance to enjoy a five-course BBQ dinner, paired with Ontario beers showcasing American hops.

When: July 4, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: The Wickson Social, 5 St Joseph Street, Toronto
Price: $60 per person


Summer Tastings



This Cajun and Creole restaurant on College Street is teaming up with Beam Suntory Liquor Company this summer for a monthly series featuring complimentary tastings! The July 4 installment features bourbon and while its free to attend, registration is required.

When: July 4, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Southern Accent, 839 College Street, Toronto
Price: Free with registration.


Taste of Regent Park

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This weekly family-friendly event, presented by the Regent Park Community Food Centre, is offered every Wednesday until August 29 in the green space (aka the “Big Park”) and promises an affordable produce market in addition to a pay-what-you-can community meal.

When: Wednesdays from July 4 to August 29, 5 pm to 8 pm
Where: Toronto Regent Park, 203 Sackville Green, Toronto
Price: Pay-what-you-can


Venezuelan Independence Day



Celebrate Venezuelan Independence Day, aka Cinco de Julio, at this communal feast featuring a menu of mini arepas, tuna roll ceviche, and more.

When: July 5, 2018, 7 pm
Where: Arepa Café, 490 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $65

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Canada’s Most Imaginative Bartender


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Ten of the best bartenders from across Canada will flex their creativity at this pop-up bar offering the chance to taste the wildest and most flavourful cocktails in the country. Admission for the 19+ event is $20 and includes complimentary gin cocktails and appetizers throughout the night.

When: July 5, 2018, 7 pm
Where: Ricarda’s Atrium, 134 Peter Street, Toronto
Price: Admission is $20


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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