Arguably one of Toronto’s most popular street food festivals, the Pilaros Taste of the Danforth, a celebration of Greek food and culture, takes place from Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Toronto’s GreekTown. The section of Danforth Avenue from Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue will be closed to traffic for the weekend to accommodate the more than 1.3 million anticipated visitors to the annual street festival.
We all know the drill: The Danforth’s Greek restaurants will be selling their most-loved recipes including spanakopita, gyros, saganaki and loukoumades at streetside stalls. The challenge of course is to leave enough room for your favourites.
When you’ve had your fill of souvlaki, you can check out the performances on the Celebrity and Showcase stages including Second City comedy, Elvis and Neil Diamond tributes, “The Hunger Games” Show and pop, rock, R&B, New Country, jazz, World, Greek and Cuban music artists.
You can also relax with a beer at the Miller Genuine Draft Beer Garden.
The kids can head to the Kids’ Fun Zone to play Toronto Zoo’s touch table and participate in contests, colouring, crafts and giveaways.
Be sure to test your basketball skills at the Toronto Raptors’ booth at the Sports Zone, meet the Toronto Rock cheerleaders and get your photo taken with the Argos cheerleaders.
Don’t forget to pick up free samples of Astro yogourt, Sunny D, Dr. Oetker and Sabra products and win prizes from President’s Choice, Bell, Cheetah Power Surge and GoodLife Fitness.
The Taste of the Danforth begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 10 until midnight, continues Saturday, August 11 from noon to midnight and wraps up Sunday, August 12 from noon to 8 p.m.