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March 1, 2014

Category: Food

Uptown Abbey & Speakeasy

Come and join the fun, and see if Lieutenant Carumbo can solve the case before everything is turned Upside Downton, in this classic Drawing Room Mystery!
A hilarious spoof of the popular British TV Drama.

Opening April 11th: Speakeasy! A roaring 20′s Murder Mystery:
Flappers and Gangsters and Guns… Oh, my!
Come and join the fun and participate in the solving of a hilarious whodunit?!

For more details: www.MysteriouslyYours.com or toll-free 1-800-NOT-DEAD.

Venue: Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre — 2026 Yonge Street

Start: February 9, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
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A Taste of Kensington Food Tour

Dates: January 12, February 15, March 15, April 13, May 25, June 22, July 20, September 21.
Start Time: 11:00 AM.

Kensington Market is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in the core of the city. An older neighbourhood and one of the city’s most well-known. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in November 2006. Bordering Chinatown, the indoor/outdoor market may be one of the most photographed sites in Toronto. To some, gritty and rugged, to others, a throwback of the way life once was, to foodies, heaven. Relatively untouched for years, Kensington has been undergoing a state of gentrification, without losing its character. Explore one of the last authentic markets in Toronto on our Taste of Kensington Food Tour.

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/a-taste-of-kensington/

Start: January 12, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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Location: Foodies on Foot

Foodies on Foot Favourites Tour

Dates: January 18, February 9, September 27, November 30. Time: 11:00 AM.

Everyone loves having an insider. A person that can take them to the hidden gems that only a local industry insider knows. Come with us as we take you to some of our favourite gourmet and specialty food stores and discover many of the distinct neighbourhoods we frequent daily. We will be taking you to 5-7 food merchants and have you discover a few neighbourhoods while having the chance to ride the TTC. This tour is constantly changing, as, we have several favourites in different neighbourhoods, so, no two tours are exactly alike.

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/foodies-on-foot-favourites-food-tour/

Start: January 18, 2014
End: November 30, 2014
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Location: Foodies on Foot

Little India Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Every Thursday
 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Cost: $69.

Meeting Point: 1439 Gerrard St. East, SW corner of Gerrard St. East and Ashdale Ave. (in front of Chandan Fashions).

Delve into the tastes and culture of one of Toronto’s most flavourful neighbourhoods. Discover the aromas and sample fabulous Indian delicacies as you learn about traditions and customs while strolling through one of the largest and oldest South Asian markets in North America.
From dosas to desserts…we will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure that runs the gamut from Indian Street Foods such as Grilled Corn, to Samosas, Kebabs, authentic Tandoor cooked Naan Bread and THE absolute best Butter Chicken in Toronto…to name but a few. Take a sneak peak into one of the kitchens for a culinary demonstration, find out the best places to shop for Indian spices and cookware and hear a sprinkling of Toronto history and local stories. You’ll feel like you have taken a journey to India without ever leaving the city.
Easily accessible by public transit – take the Bloor/Danforth subway eastbound to Coxwell station. Transfer to the 22A Coxwell bus towards Victoria Park via Kingston Road (5 mins, 6 stops), and then walk west on Gerrard to Ashdale Ave (3 mins). We meet on the SW corner in front of Chandan Fashions, 1439 Gerrard St. E. Tours run rain or shine.

For more details: www.culinaryadventureco.com/tour/little-india-food-cultural-walking-tour/

Start: February 27, 2014
End: December 25, 2014

501 Streetcar Food Tour

Dates: January 5, 11, 19, 25; February 2, 8, 16, 22; March 2, 8, 16, 29; April 6, 12, 20, 26; May 4, 10, 18, 24; June 1, 7, 15, 21, 28; July 5, 13, 19, 27; September 6, 14, 20, 28; October 4, 12, 18, 26; November 1, 9, 15, 23, 29; December 7, 13, 21, 27.
Start Time: 11:00 AM.

The 501 Queen Streetcar route is the longest surface route in North America AND one of the longest in the world! This line runs approximately 24.8 kilometres (15.4 miles) traversing Toronto from the east-west. You will go through countless distinct Toronto neighbourhoods and experience the many faces of Toronto. Our tour will visit 6 neighbourhoods & 6 stops! Ding ding….time to hop aboard!

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/501-streetcar-culinary-toronto-food-tour/

Start: January 5, 2014
End: December 27, 2014
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Location: Foodies on Foot

Riverside/Leslieville Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Every Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Cost: $69.

Meeting Point: 709 Queen St. E., SE Corner of Queen St and Broadview Ave.

This tour is an absolute must do for foodies! Savour and discover the vibrancy of a community that began as a small village back in the 1850’s and has transformed itself into one of Toronto’s hippest new neighbourhoods and the headquarters of Toronto’s film industry.
Learn about its history and culture… and how local citizens helped to shape the Toronto of today. Experience Riverside and Leslieville’s small town feel despite its close proximity to downtown Toronto. Join us as we walk along historic Queen St. meeting the shopkeepers and tasting their succulent wares. From sweet to savoury, our jovial tour guide, himself a Chef, will give you a behind the scenes’ take on one of the city’s best kept secrets.
See where celebrity Chef’s have hung out a shingle, visit the pantry of Food Network celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford (if we are lucky Lynn herself may be there!) and be regaled with local stories as we tempt your taste buds every step of the way. Tastings include Ontario wines, sustainable seafood, olive oils, breads, gourmet short bread cookies, home made ice cream and a light lunch at one of the area’s trendiest restaurants.
Guaranteed to be a fun-filled and palate pleasing 3 1/2 hours! Whether you have lived in Toronto all your life or are visiting for the first time, this is one tour not to miss. Easily accessible by public transit – take the 501 Queen streetcar and get off at Broadview. Tours run rain or shine.

For more details: www.culinaryadventureco.com/tour/riversideleslieville-food-cultural-walking-tour/

Start: March 1, 2014
End: December 27, 2014

Discover Greektown on the Danforth Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Every Saturday 
11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Cost: $69.

Meeting Point: 990 Danforth Ave., NW corner of Donlands Ave. and Danforth Ave.

Discover the changing face of the largest Greek neighbourhood in North America and one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Toronto! Experience a neighbourhood alive with interesting restaurants, boutiques, shops, markets and cafes.
Proud of their heritage, hear from the locals who helped to shape this vibrant area. Get a taste of Greek food and culture with a dash of Turkish influence as we stroll along Danforth Avenue, which hosts the annual ’Taste of the Danforth’, Canada’s largest street festival welcoming over 1.3 million visitors every year. Taste Turkish olives, ‘pide’ (Turkish ‘pizza’), and a veritable feast of delicious Greek ‘mezes’ — homemade from recipes handed down over generations and prepared by proud restaurateurs. Mix in a Greek wine tasting and a little gourmet shopping and you have an afternoon of wonderful experiences!
Easily accessible by public transit: Take the Bloor-Danforth subway eastbound to Donlands stop. We meet on the north west corner of Donlands Ave. and Danforth Ave. just steps away from the subway stop. Tours run rain or shine.

Start: March 1, 2014
End: December 27, 2014
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Flavours of the World – Baldwin Village Tour

Every Monday 
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Cost: $125.

Meeting Point: Corner of McCaul St. and Queen St. West

From its hippy roots as a draft dodgers’ haven in the 60’s, this cultural melting pot hasn’t strayed far from its bohemian roots. You would be hard pressed to find another Toronto neighbourhood that boasts the same diversity as Baldwin Village, and it’s injecting that variation and vibrancy into its thriving food scene! From Korean and Mexican street food to authentic Italian and fine French, you can taste the flavours of Toronto in just two blocks on this progressive dining tour. Join our foodie guru as we navigate the packed patios and funky storefronts of this hidden gem.
Space is limited as we want to keep an intimate setting. Price includes food & selected cocktails and wine pairings (3 restaurants, 10-12 tastings), restaurant taxes & gratuities. Event runs rain or shine. Must be 19 years of age or older.
Easily accessible by public transit: Take the 501 Queen streetcar westbound from downtown and debark at McCaul.

For more details: www.culinaryadventureco.com/tour/flavours-of-the-world-baldwin-village-food-tour/

Start: February 24, 2014
End: December 29, 2014

Chef’s Tour of Little Italy

Every Wednesday
 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

Cost: $149.

Meeting Point: 594 College St., NE corner of College St. and Clinton St.

Eat where Chef’s eat! Discover a whole new way to enjoy a dining experience as you join us on a Chef’s Tour of Little Italy progressive dining tour. We give you a behind the scenes look at the restaurant biz as our Chef shares his favourite spots, some culinary secrets and introduces you to his culinary peers. No menus, no wine lists… just leave your tastebuds in the hands of some of the cities finest Chef’s & mixologists.
Our journey begins at a secret pre-prohibition private club for cocktails and appetizers before moving on to exquisite tastes at selected locales. What better way to spend an evening than to enjoy a multiple course progressive dinner and some culinary conversation with new-found friends. Let the Culinary Adventure begin!
Space is limited as we want to keep an intimate setting. Price includes food & selected cocktails & wine pairings (3 restaurants, 10-12 tastings), restaurant taxes & gratuities. Event runs rain or shine. Must be 19 years of age or older.
Easily accessible by public transit: Take the 506 Carlton streetcar westbound from downtown and debark at Clinton St. in front of Cafe Diplomatico.

For more details: www.culinaryadventureco.com/tour/chefs-tour-of-little-italy/

Start: February 26, 2014
End: December 31, 2014