Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Taste of the Danforth

August 2018 - Toronto ON

It's all Greek to me!

Click here for more of our walk.

Taste of the Danforth is a yearly festival held in the Greektown area along Danforth Avenue for a period of three days in August, spawned from the Taste of Chicago.It is currently Canada's largest street festival. It started in 1993, and in 2018 completed its 25th year of this event which celebrates Greek food and culture.The owner of Papa's Grill, a Greek cuisine on the Danforth stated Taste of the Danforth has "grown exponentially and we are still experiencing growth 20 years to the day"

This event generally occurs the second weekend of August. Past attendance numbers have been reported as high as 1.6 million people over the three-day event. Approximately 1.6 kilometres of Danforth Avenue is closed from Broadview Avenue to past Jones Avenue for the festival.

Lots of fun activities for the kids and grown ups too. It was late morning so the crowds weren't too crazy.

All our sports teams had interactive displays. Maple Leafs.

A GIF shop...


Greek food includes pork, chicken, and beef souvlaki, spanakopita, loukoumades, gyros, and roast quail. Attendees can also enjoy seated dining within the many restaurants throughout Danforth Avenue and enjoy such Greek favourites as saganaki (the "flaming" cheese), and delicious fresh Greek salads. 

Toronto's Finest were out in force.

A makeshift memorial for the shooting victims was placed in front of St. Barnabas Anglican Church on Danforth Ave. during last weekend’s street festival. Two were killed and a dozen more were injured in a shooting rampage on July 22.
That memorial, featuring flowers, stuffed animals, candles and other items, was set to be moved this week to the nearby Logan Green Field Parkette.

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