CONTEST | Kick-Off Summer At Taste of Toronto

Taste of Toronto showcases the true flavours of the local food scene.


Toronto is not new to the whole food-festival thing. The city is home to numerous festivals all year long. While some go off without a hitch and others are…not so great. Well – Taste of Toronto is def one of the good ones!

Now in its 13th year, Taste has rapidly grown to become part of the social season for foodies, restaurant-lovers, and chef groupies in 19 different cities around the globe.

Taste of Toronto

Each and every Taste festival all around the globe is heaven on earth for foodies. A combination of world-famous chefs, some of the cities top restaurants preparing their fave dishes, delicious cocktails paired with fabulous entertainment – all in a great outdoor setting (hello natural lighting making for the perfect Instagram shot) equals a guaranteed good time.

The four-day Taste of Toronto festival runs with six sessions (afternoon and evening) that are each around 4-5 hours. During that time, you can load up on your crowns and feast on your pick from over 50 restaurant dishes, check out the stalls for some goodies you may want to take home, and even participate in some interactive fun such as live cooking demonstrations.

Taste of Toronto

Enjoy signature dishes from the city’s finest restaurants, learn tricks of the trade from world-class chefs, and sample gourmet food and drinks, all in one place.

Whether you’re a well-dined gourmand, a new-found food lover, or simply looking for a good time with friends, there’s something for everybody at Taste of Toronto!

This year, some of the cities, if not countries, hottest new restaurants are participating in Taste of Toronto.

  1. Alo (which may be the most sought after reservation in Toronto, if not Canada, and is actually closing on the Thursday night of Taste of Toronto, just so that they can participate at the event!)
  2. Piano Piano
  3. Antler
  4. Miku
  5. Kanpai
  6. Carver
  7. Mamakas
Taste of Toronto remains the only North American post of the global Taste festivals, a true testament to exceptionally talented chefs and restaurants in our city.

Taste of Toronto

Last year I was lucky enough to visit Taste of Toronto for the first time. I dragged my mother along with me for a fun-filled (and sun-filled) day of food and drink and laughs. Between the delicious food and tasty cocktails (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) – we had such a great day.

A day spent eating and drinking in the sun is the perfect way to kick-off summer, right? Want a chance to win a pair of tickets to Taste of Toronto? Simply tweet the below tweet to be entered to WIN a pair of Taste of Toronto tickets! 

Enter to WIN a pair of @TasteofToronto tix thanks to @jennandthecity and kick-off summer at #TasteofToronto | Enter: Click To Tweet 

For an extra entry – be sure to head to Twitter and RT the pinned tweet on my profile!

Winner will be announced on June 22, 2016!
(Open to GTA residents only!)

Taste of Toronto Show Hours

NOTE* Tickets grant you access to one session of your choice for the 2016 Taste of Toronto ONLY

Thursday June 23, 2016
Evening Session – 5:30PM – 9:30PM

Friday June 24, 2016
Afternoon Session – 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Evening Session – 5:30PM – 10:00PM

Saturday June 25, 2016
Afternoon Session – 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Evening Session – 5:30PM – 10:00PM

Sunday June 26, 2016
Afternoon Session – 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Event Location


250 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON
M5V 3K9

Note: Tickets start at only $19 each, but the price will go up at the door! So be sure to buy your tickets online ahead of time!


Photo credits: George Pimentel Photography, Sarjoun Faour courtesy of Taste of Toronto, and moi