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May 24, 2014

Doors Open

Stone Distillery Building, 34 Distillery Lane

May 24, 10am – 5pm

Join us for the Secrets of Distilling Spirits – tours exploring the Distillery Historic District’s spirited past, from delivery of grain to final distillation of whisky – and showcase examples of transforming this Victorian industrial building into fully functional modern spaces while respecting the built heritage.

Free admission. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/doorsopenTO

May 25, 2014

Urban Mushroom Forage

May 25, June 1, October 5, October 19, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Cost: $69.

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/

August 15, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Canadian National Exhibition

August 15 to September 1, 2014. One of the largest annual fairs in North America, the CNE offers a variety of entertainment including shows and concerts, Kids’ World, a large carnival midway, a working farm, shopping, an air show and more.

For more details: www.TheEx.com

Location: Exhibition Place

 
Start: August 15, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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Location: Canadian National Exhibition

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/

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Start: June 28, 2014
End: September 13, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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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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/

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

April 19, 2014 – October 11, 2014

Secret Menu & Side Streets Food Tour

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.

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/secret-menus-side-streets-toronto-culinary-food-tour/

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Start: April 19, 2014
End: October 11, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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/

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

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/

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