July 25, 2014 – July 27, 2014
Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a celebration of Canada’s rich brewing history, hosted by experts of the brewing craft from around the world. Featuring 300+ brands onsite, this is Canada’s premier celebration of the golden beverage!
This is a 19+ event, no children, no pets, no exceptions!
The 20th annual Toronto’s Festival of Beer will take place from July 25-27th, 2014. Details are:
Friday, July 25th – 3:30-10:00pm;
Saturday, July 26th – 1:30-8pm; and
Sunday, July 27th – 1:30-8pm.
Location: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place
For more information: www.beerlicious.ca
August 3, 2014 – August 4, 2014
August 3 – August 4, 2014. – Action packed from start to finish JAMBANA™ is a one of a kind festival that is fun for the whole family demonstrating the rhythms, tastes and flavors of Canadians of African, Jamaican and Caribbean heritage.
For more information, please see website: www.jambana.com
Location: Markham Fair Grounds — 10801 McCowan Road
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.
April 19, 2014 – October 11, 2014
Dates: April 19, May 17, June 8, July 6, September 7, October 11. Time: 11:00 AM.
First, we took you for a day in the life of a Toronto foodie on our Foodies on Foot Favourites Food Tour, then, we took you across one of the most entertaining routes in the city on our 501 Streetcar Food Tour, and, now, we are making you a true foodie insider, by exposing the secret menus at some of our favourite locations throughout the city, and, bringing out some of the hidden gems that are off the beaten path. Join us for our secret menus & side streets food tour. We will visit 5-6 locations where we will indulge in either “off menu” items or track down some of the tastiest places that are tucked away on a side street.
October 5, 2014 – October 19, 2014
October 5, October 19, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Location: Don Valley (Participants will receive location details prior to the event).
Discover the joys of foraging as we explore the Don Valley in search of wild mushrooms and edible plants. Our expert guide will share his many years of knowledge and point out interesting plants and maybe a few animals too, as we hunt for these gourmet treasures. Although we cannot guarantee success, we do guarantee a fun-filled morning in the great outdoors, some mild to medium physical activity and a tasty gourmet lunch prepared by our chef. You even get to keep what you find and we’ll throw in some delicious recipes for you to try at home.
Space for this event is limited to 24 participants, so reserve now to avoid disappointment! Come enjoy the great outdoors & learn about nature’s bounty….all just minutes from downtown. Please note this activity runs rain or shine, participants will receive an email with more info such as basic items to bring along, suggestions on how to dress and a detailed map of the meeting location.
For more details: www.culinaryadventureco.com/tour/urban-mushroom-forage-spring-and-fall/
January 18, 2014 – November 30, 2014
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.
February 27, 2014 – December 25, 2014
Every Thursday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
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.