Toronto’s Danforth Food Festival
The Taste of Danforth is entering its 20th year of celebration, and Howard Lichtman, an organizer of the event, says the show will go on whether it rains or shines.
Taste of Danforth is one of the continents biggest food festivals. It was originally modeled after the Taste of Chicago when it started in 1994. The initial aim was to get the word out about the Greek restaurants in the area.
The festival celebrates everything Greek with Hellenic cuisine. The multicultural diversity of the city is also celebrated with souvlaki and mezes, authentic Greek music and children’s activities.
Though Lichtman hopes for the best, Canada’s weather doesn’t always corporate. But, the festival will continue as planned despite and objections from mother nature.
Last year the on-and-off precipitation didn’t keep guests away. Records show that between 1.1 million and 1.2 million people attended in 2012. The festival usually draws between 1.3 million and 1.4 million when the weather is nice.
This year’s festival will take place on August 9-11 in GreekTown on the Danforth BIA.