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November 20, 2014 – November 23, 2014

Gourmet Food & Wine Expo

Come join us as we celebrate the 20th year of Canada’s largest food and wine expo this November! The annual Gourmet Food & Wine Expo will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 20-23.

The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo offers over 45,000 guests an unparalleled opportunity to sample over 1,500 fine wines, beers and spirits from around the globe. The Expo embraces the style and sophistication of a cocktail party paired with unprecedented educational opportunities and compelling feature areas. For more information please visit www.FoodAndWineExpo.ca.

Admission: VIP Preview Evening Thursday $40 (including HST).

General Admission Friday before 5 p.m. $20, Friday after 5 p.m. $35, Saturday before 5 p.m. $35, Saturday after 5 p.m. $45, Sunday $20 (including HST).

Dates and times: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6pm-10pm VIP Preview Evening;
Friday, November 21, 2014, 2pm-10pm; Saturday, November 22, 2014, 12pm-10pm; and
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 12pm-6pm.

Must be 19 years of age or older. No children or infants permitted.

 
Start: November 20, 2014
End: November 23, 2014
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November 29, 2014

Holiday Dinner Cruises

‘Tis the season to come aboard one of the two largest ships in Toronto to celebrate the festive holiday season complete with delicious buffet meal and dancing. Enjoy our festal buffet with all the trimmings, including such holiday classics as a carving of roast turkey and a carving of prime rib roast beef. Indulge in our full sweets table with scrumptious cakes, Christmas cookies and fresh fruit. Discover a winter wonderland out on the harbour and see the Toronto’s skyline lit up like a Christmas tree during the 3 hour cruise.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of six distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Calendar link for booking events: tickets.mariposacruises.com/programm.php

January 18, 2014 – November 30, 2014

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

December 6, 2014

Holiday Dinner Cruises

‘Tis the season to come aboard one of the two largest ships in Toronto to celebrate the festive holiday season complete with delicious buffet meal and dancing. Enjoy our festal buffet with all the trimmings, including such holiday classics as a carving of roast turkey and a carving of prime rib roast beef. Indulge in our full sweets table with scrumptious cakes, Christmas cookies and fresh fruit. Discover a winter wonderland out on the harbour and see the Toronto’s skyline lit up like a Christmas tree during the 3 hour cruise.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of six distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Calendar link for booking events: tickets.mariposacruises.com/programm.php

December 13, 2014

Holiday Dinner Cruises

‘Tis the season to come aboard one of the two largest ships in Toronto to celebrate the festive holiday season complete with delicious buffet meal and dancing. Enjoy our festal buffet with all the trimmings, including such holiday classics as a carving of roast turkey and a carving of prime rib roast beef. Indulge in our full sweets table with scrumptious cakes, Christmas cookies and fresh fruit. Discover a winter wonderland out on the harbour and see the Toronto’s skyline lit up like a Christmas tree during the 3 hour cruise.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of six distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Calendar link for booking events: tickets.mariposacruises.com/programm.php

December 21, 2014

Brunch with Santa

Bring your little ones to meet Santa aboard the Northern Spirit and enjoy a delicious brunch including our chef’s famous cinnamon French toast, a carving of roast turkey with house stuffing, fresh salads, eggs, bacon and much more. There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained, including arts & crafts, caroling and a free picture with Santa. Take in the beautiful winter wonderland as you cruise past Toronto’s skyline and Islands during a two-hour cruise.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of six distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Sunday, December 21st.

Booking link: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=985

February 27, 2014 – December 25, 2014

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
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January 5, 2014 – December 27, 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

March 1, 2014 – December 27, 2014

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
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March 1, 2014 – 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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