7 Toronto food festivals taking place this weekend

Jun 16 2017, 8:50 pm

There’s no shortage of things to do see and eat in Toronto this weekend.

Outdoor festivals are on across the city so you can sip wine on the waterfront, take down tacos at Ontario Place, treat Dad to BBQ and beers, or follow the food trucks to Vaughan.

Here are all the food events happening over the weekend; June 16-18

Taste of Toronto

Among the mouthwatering things-to-do at this festival: cooking classes, mixologist demos, pop-up restaurants from influential Toronto chefs, and a marketplace stocked with assorted delicacies.

When: June 15 to 18
Where: Garrison Common, Fort York
Price: From $17

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Beach BBQ & Brews

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Spend Father’s Day weekend in this Beach Rib Fest featuring finger-licking eats from award-winning rib teams accompanied by a craft beer market, wine and spirits area, kids zone, life-size board games, backyard BBQ games, and more.

When: June 16, noon to 7 pm; June 17, 11 am to 11 pm; June 18, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, 1675 Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto
Price: Admission is free


Taste of Little Italy

The annual street fest celebrates College Street’s Italian history over Father’s Day weekend. Per tradition, look forward to patios spilling into the streets, live music, and of course, tons of food.

When: June 16 to 18
Where: College Street West, between Shaw Street and Bathurst Street
Price: Admission is free

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Taco Fest

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Tacos, hot sauce tastings, margarita bars, nacho and salsa samplings, Mexican street corn, and live mariachi music are all on the agenda at this weekend fiesta.

When: June 16, 11 am to 10 pm; June 17, 11 am to 10 pm; June 18, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $9.95

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Vaughan Food Truck Festival

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Taking place Father’s Day weekend, this food festival just north of Toronto. In addition food trucks, this festival promises a beer garden, local talent showcase, kid zone, and more.

When: June 16, 5 pm to 11 pm; June 17, 11 am to 11 pm; June 18, 11 am to 9 pm
Where: MacKenzie Glen Park, Vaughan
Price: Admission is free


Wine & Spirit Festival

Attractions at this 19+ event include pairing seminars, sampling opportunities, live music, and a breeze off the lake.

When: June 16, 5 pm to 11 pm; June 17, 2 pm to 10 pm
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Price: $25

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Strawberry Festival

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Now in its fifth year, the Baby Point Gates Strawberry Festival is a charity event benefiting SickKids, that will surely satisfy seasonal cravings. Held on Saturday, June 17, the outdoor festival will bring together 17 local merchants to each serve up strawberry-centric treats for a $2 donation.

When: June 17
Where: Baby Point Gates Gardens, Jane Street and Metheun Avenue, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

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