8 Toronto food events taking place this weekend: September 1 to 4

Sep 1 2017, 7:36 pm

It’s Labour Day weekend in Toronto!

The bittersweet end to summer deserves a big blow-out, so we’ve rounded up all the most delicious ways to spend the long weekend.

Here are all the food events happening in Toronto from September 1 to 4.

Canadian National Exhibition

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The CNE wraps up this weekend 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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Downsview Park Ribfest

Downsview Park Ribfest

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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 & spicy 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.

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Food Evolution

Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts this thought-provoking doc that asks the question, ‚ÄúHow will we feed ourselves in the future?‚ÄĚ Food Evolution¬†is an insightful examination of the different sides of the argument that makes the case for GMOs while a slate of farmers and scientists weigh in with deGrasse Tyson to make sense of this vital debate.

When: September 1 to 7, showtimes vary.
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Price: $11.50

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Richmond Hill Food Truck Festival

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

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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

Lechon Festival

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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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Brewer’s Backyard Bock to School

Brewer’s Backyard

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Brewer’s Backyard celebrates Bock to School at the Evergreen Brick Works on Labour Day. Exchange Brewery, Nickelbrook, Indie Alehouse, Cowbell, Black Oak, Shacklands, and Red Thread will be pouring brews¬†accompanied by a tasty food line up from FeasTO, Meltdown Cheesery, Fidel Gastro, Fully Loaded TO and more.

When: September 4, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works
Price: Admission is free.


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