ABOUT TASTE OF THE DANFORTH:
Greektown Taste of the Danforth sponsored by Pilaros is one of Toronto's signature events,
Showcasing Hellenic cuisine and culture. You can enjoy mouth-watering Greek cuisine such as souvlaki and spanakopita. The festival also offers the multicultural tastes of the city. The street festival is in the heart of Toronto's Greektown, and attracts hungry mouths from all over the world for this renowned street festival. They come for the food, the entertainment, the atmosphere, and to be Greek for the weekend!
Our first year saw 5,000 people attend the event, with rain one day and a scorching sun the second. Only 23 restaurateurs participated that first year, selling an eclectic mix of spectacular "tastes" from tasting tables outside. But everyone felt good about what they were doing.
After the first year, a thorough analysis of Toronto's weather led us to move the event to the second weekend of August. The number of attendees swelled to 100,000. By the end of the third year, the City agreed to a partial closure of the Danforth-and the crowds grew to 500,000! The Danforth has been closed during the Greektown Taste of the Danforth sponsored by Pilaros for the complete weekend ever since 1997, with the support of the City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service's Divisions 55 and 54.
Today, over 1 million people attend the annual event, coming from Ontario, Quebec the northern USA, and around the world. They come for the food, the entertainment, and the atmosphere.
Official Website: http://www.tasteofthedanforth.com/
Added by K-WM on May 20, 2009