Here are the festive treats to look forward to at Toronto's Holiday Fair in the Square (PHOTOS)

Nov 20 2018, 10:43 pm

Holiday Fair in the Square is back and bigger than ever.

Running December 1 to 23 in Nathan Phillips Square and located in the heart of downtown, Holiday Fair has festive family fun, and food, for everyone.

Now in its third year, the Fair includes an open-air artisan village with over fifty talented vendors. From unique gifts and special treats, you’ll be able to find something for all of your loved ones… and for yourself.

Visitors can grab something delicious from one of Toronto’s best food trucks, enjoy their snack in the Fireside Lounge or stop by Jackson-Triggs Polar Point, the outdoor bar serving mulled wine and other seasonal favourites.

This year, festival goers can also look forward to the winter midway, live entertainment, and weekends visits from Santa.

Also, the Fair is right next to the Nathan Phillips Square skating rink. So bring your blades.

Holiday Fair brings awareness to Epilepsy Toronto during a time of year where support is needed the most. Epilepsy Toronto provides services such as employment, education and counselling to over 40,000 members across the GTA.

And since ’tis the season, here are some of the delicious eats you’ll find at Holiday Fair in the Square:

Tocino Boys


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Since 2013, Tocino Boys has been specializing in Filipino Street Food like Sweet Bacon, Calamansi Juice and Sweet Chorizo. Give this savoury option a try.

Poutine Supreme

Poutine Supreme

We’re talkin’ hand-cut russet potatoes, real curd cheese, all in a rich beef gravy. Boom.

Ye Olde Fudge Pot


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Family-owned business specializing in old style fudge, this vendor includes festival favourites like mouth-watering candy apples and caramel popcorn!



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As creators of the first ice cream burrito in the GTA, they’re warming things up for the fair a bit with their 18-22-hour pho Beef/Chicken broth in a cup, their popular giant steamed soup dumplings (served with a straw!) and steam fried sesame crusted dumplings with pho, pork bone soup or vegan filling.



Need we say more? BeaverTails and hot chocolate will be served! The deliciously addictive Canadian pastries are served piping hot with your choice of delectable toppings. These sweets have been delighting dessert lovers since 1978.

Carla’s Cookiebox

Carla’s Cookiebox

Known around town for The Best Gourmet Butter Tarts, these sweets are a must-try. Carla’s also doing up cakes, cookies and other desserts in the Greater Toronto Area.

Holiday Fair in the Square

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: December 1 to 23, closed Mondays
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 4 pm – 9 pm ; Friday – Sunday: 12 pm – 10 pm

Daily Hive is a proud community sponsor of Holiday Fair in the Square

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