August 29, 2014
Friday, August 29th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Luau Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)
Your summer luau aboard the Showboat includes a three hour cruise through Toronto’s spectacular Harbourfront and a delicious buffet style dinner infused with a Hawaiian twist. Dance (or hula!) the night away with our DJ and enjoy a cocktail from our fully licensed cash bar.
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 seven 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.
June 14, 2014 – August 30, 2014
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in your favourite restaurant? If you are a culinary voyeur, then this is the experience for you. This ‘Backstage Pass’ gives you access to Chef Parsons’ kitchen where you’ll have a front row seat to watch his culinary team in action. Begin your evening in the kitchen with a glass of our award-winning sparkling wine and canapés while listening to a culinary brigade host share the secrets of pairing food and wine. Your experience culminates in a seasonally inspired 7-course tasting menu expertly paired with our award-winning wines. $165 per guest plus taxes and gratuities.
Dates: June 14, 21 & 28; July 5, 12, 19 & 26; and August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30.
Time: Every Saturday at 6:30 pm.
Peller Estates Restaurant — Peller Estates Winery (290 John St. East, Niagara-on-the-Lake)
Reservations: Experiences on www.peller.com or 1.800.582.8412 extension # 2
June 14, 2014 – August 30, 2014
Interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes at Peller Estates Winery Restaurant? Then join us for an afternoon in Chef Parsons’ kitchen where you’ll have a front row seat to watch his culinary team in action. Begin your experience with a glass of our award-winning sparkling wine while listening to a culinary brigade host share the secrets of pairing food and wine. Your experience culminates in a seasonally inspired 4-course tasting menu expertly paired with our award-winning wines. $97 per guest plus taxes and gratuities.
June 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; and August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Time: 12 noon
Price: $97 per person
How to Book: Book by calling 1.800.582.8412 ext. 2 or visiting www.peller.com
Location: Peller Estates Winery — 290 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
September 5, 2014 – September 7, 2014
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!
Bloor St. West – easily accessible Royal York subway
September 5, 2014 – September 7, 2014
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
September 9, 2014
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.
June 28, 2014 – September 13, 2014
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.
September 13, 2014 – September 14, 2014
(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
May 20, 2014 – September 18, 2014
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!
January 12, 2014 – September 21, 2014
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.