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September 5, 2014 – September 7, 2014

Taste of the Kingsway Festival

September 5 to 7, 2014 – Food and entertainment extravaganza with plenty of fun activities for everyone. Beer/wine gardens, two grand stages, rides, dog show, face painters, rock climbing walls, auto show, merchant demonstrations, art exhibits and so much more… Free admission!

Website: www.tasteofthekingsway.ca

Bloor St. West – easily accessible Royal York subway

Start: September 5, 2014
End: September 7, 2014
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September 5, 2014 – September 7, 2014

30th Anniversary Vegetarian Food Festival

Discover how to choose a healthier, greener, and more compassionate lifestyle through cooking demonstrations, free samples, new products, and lots of delicious food. Talk to local and international chefs, explore the marketplace of vendors who will change what you think is possible for vegan food. Exhibitors range from vegan bakeries to nutrition experts to clothing companies to cookware distributors. And did we mention the delicious food? Don’t forget to bring your appetite.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

Start: September 5, 2014
End: September 7, 2014

September 9, 2014

Surf, Turf, & Sail

Foodies on Foot and Gone Sailing Adventures have teamed up to bring you Toronto’s best private sailing experience and foodie feast. We promise not to go all Gilligan’s Island on this 3+ hour tour. Join us for 2 distinct foodie adventures as we view the city in a way seldom seen by most, on a private yacht.

On September 9, join us for a full moon cruise. We depart at 6:00 PM, return around 10:00 PM, and watch the sunset on the city while chatting food and dining on a delicious feast curated by yours truly, featuring some of our favourite food in Toronto. Get those cameras ready as the full moon takes centre stage and glistens over the water on an adventure you will never forget.

Join us on this delicious foodie experience. Tickets are $125 plus HST for the Learn to Sail and $150 plus HST for the Full Moon Cruise, and, include sailing on a private yacht (maximum 12 people), food, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Link: foodiesonfoot.ca/torontosailingdiningexperience/

Date: September 9, 2014
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June 28, 2014 – September 13, 2014

Pick-nic in the Park

Dates: June 28, July 26, September 13. Time: 11:00 AM.

Join us on our newest food tour! What better way to enjoy the great weather than with a pick-nic? Come with us as we explore some of our favourite gourmet and specialty food stores and discover a few distinct Toronto neighbourhoods on this walking tour. We will walk through 2 neighbourhoods, stopping into 5-6 food shops/restaurants, as we pick up goodies to fill our picnic basket. With a bit of nibbling along the way, as you will not be able to resist, we end the tour with a beautiful picnic in the park to enjoy the delicious creations we picked up from the best food shops and restaurants in the area.

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/pick-nic-in-the-park-toronto-culinary-tour/

Start: June 28, 2014
End: September 13, 2014
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September 13, 2014 – September 14, 2014

Cabbagetown Festival

(Held 2nd weekend of September). There are so many events going on in Toronto over the summer that it can be hard to pick out which ones to carve out time for. If you’re looking for a warm family feel and a whole lot of culture then the Cabbagetown Festival just might be the perfect fit. It’s held annually on the second weekend of September and has events going from Thursday to Sunday.

For more details: www.cabbagetownpa.ca

Location: Cabbagetown Neighbourhood

Start: September 13, 2014
End: September 14, 2014
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Location: Cabbagetown Festival

May 20, 2014 – September 18, 2014

Escape the City Canoe Paddle and Beach Dining Adventure

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening (from May 20 to Sept 18).

Tickets : Adults (ages 16+) $135 Youth (ages 12 to 15) $100.

Location: Depart from Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak – 283A Queens Quay West

This event is a Canadian Signature Experience™. Join us on a leisurely paddle to the beautiful Toronto Islands in a heritage freighter canoe, a replica of those used by early Canadian settlers. With a professional canoe guide, we will explore a bird sanctuary, paddle past some beautiful sailboats and yacht clubs while we hear about the natural geography and evolution of the area. Watch in awe as planes take off and land from Billy Bishop airport right above our heads!
Once we hit the shore, we will feast on a gourmet dinner picnic, (no burgers and hotdogs here!) with delicious dishes featuring local Ontario products and prepared by one of Toronto’s hottest young Chefs. Relax after an amazing meal and watch the beautiful colours of the sun set over the island rivers….you will soon forget we are mere minutes away from Canada’s largest city.
As darkness falls, we will board our canoes and paddle back, taking in the magnificent skyline view from the water. You will see the city as you’ve never seen it before. You will leave with a full belly and incredible memories of an amazing voyage to the islands. What are you waiting for? Come escape the city with us!

For more details: www.culinaryadventureco.com/tour/escape-the-city-canoe-and-beach-dining-adventure/

Start: May 20, 2014
End: September 18, 2014
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September 20, 2014

Ultimate Oktoberfest party at the Brewery

Get your oom-pah-pah on and join our traditional Oktoberfest Party on Saturday, September 20th from 2 to 11p.m. at the Brewery (The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto, On, M5V 3M9)! Enjoy authentic German food, folk music and entertainment while you hoist steins of Steam Whistle Pilsner for revelry and refreshment. Just like the special Munich Oktoberfest ritual, our Brewmaster Marek will be tapping the first keg to signal the beginning of the festivities. Tickets are $30 at the door and include a souvenir stein to take home. Come dressed in theme and our staff will too! Find out how to dress to impress on our blog (COMING SOON)! Website (www.steamwhistle.ca/events/eventdetail.php?id=1599)

People can also get a Stein at participating restaurants across Toronto. Order a liter stein of Steam Whistle Pilsner and KEEP THE STEIN! Bars across Ontario are joining the celebration by offering the Steam Whistle Oktoberfest ceramic steins from September 8th through October, while quantities last. Some bars are featuring a “Stein Re-fill” option. Ask your server for details.

Date: September 20, 2014

January 12, 2014 – September 21, 2014

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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September 21, 2014

Toronto Garlic Festival

Come for Ontario garlic, stay for delicious garlic-inspired dishes by local chefs! Pair meals with craft beer or wine and engage in talks, demos, contests. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm at Evergreen Brick Works in the Don Valley. Free shuttle from the parkette beside Broadview Subway Station.

Website: www.TorontoGarlicFestival.ca

Evergreen Brick Works – 550 Bayview Avenue

Date: September 21, 2014
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June 29, 2014 – September 28, 2014

Oh Canada! Farmer’s Market Sweets Tour

Price: Adults $39.82, Children $26.55

Date/Time: Every Sunday, 10am (2.5 hours approx) from June 29 – September 28

Venue: 28 Gristmill Lane (by the cart with the 5 barrels on them)

Website: www.tastytourstoronto.com

Details: Celebrate Canadian culture on Toronto’s only farmer’s market tour and the only tour in Canada focussed exclusively on Canadian and local sweets, taking place in the historic Distillery District.

Special: Tour bookings made by Canada Day (tour can take place after) bring home a tour-exclusive ice wine macaron.

Features: Guided tour on the history of Canadian sweets like maple syrup & ice wine; speak with farmers and sample local produce; enjoy several exclusive treats, including your own customized butter tart; a savoury & boozy bonus to end the tour; discounts at select merchants; and happy times for all!

Start: June 29, 2014
End: September 28, 2014