Taste of the Danforth

Taste  Of The Danforth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

One of the things I love about  Toronto during Summer are the Festivals. It is the only season that we can celebrate outdoors. One of these major festivals is the Taste Of The Danforth which is a street festival along Danforth Avenue in Toronto celebrating Greek food, music and culture. Toronto has always been a  diversified City. We have many different districts around the City like the Greek area, East Indian Area, Little Italy and several Chinatowns. Here on the Danforth, it is lined with many restaurants mostly Greek. In the past several years, many different Restaurants have opened along the Danforth which included Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian and even Spanish food. At least, there are more choices for food in the area. The festival starts on a Friday night on the second weekend of August until Sunday. It was a weekend about Food, Drinking and Culture.  As you can see in my pictures here, the whole street is filled with people looking forward to their own food adventure. Here is my own food adventure, also some entertainment and some Toronto sport. 

View of Danforth Avenue which was closed off for the Street Festival of Food!

Grilling the Chicken Souvlaki...

How about some Beef Souvlaki?  I tried one of these and they are the most tender beef souvlaki ever! Just delicious!

Grilling the Gyro.

Preparing the Pita Bread.

My meal of pita bread with chicken souvlaki, tzatziki sauce and tomatoes.

More pita bread and gyro being prepared.

Grilled Calamari and lamb.

Corn cobs and some lamb on the grill.

It is not all Greek food in the Street Festival, here are some Thai food: calamari and Pad Thai noodles.

Serving Paella.

Greek Desserts.
Almost gone - a tray of Baklava.

Here's more Baklava and Sweet Honey Balls.

Some Sights along Danforth Avenue.

A View of a Catholic Church on Danforth Avenue.

A touch of Greece in Toronto.

The Line-ups for the Best Food...

Free Entertainment.

Some dancing to entertain us!  Watch their short  Dance video below shot by me.

Some drinking. According to Toronto By-law, those consuming Alcohol must stay in an enclosed area. Street  Alcohol drinking is not allowed in Toronto.

I just have to take  a picture of Toronto's Hockey Team - Toronto Maple Leafs! Go Leafs Go!

Summer! We love Summer!

Here is a short Video I shot during the Festival. Some dancing in the street.
This is the first time I used the video feature in my Nikon D5100. Please excuse my amateur video.  I hope you enjoy it!

As Greeks would cheer "Opa!"

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  1. looks like a lot of fun..I would love to go there someday!!!ahh food!!! yum yum:)


  2. Haven't had my lunch yet and that chicken souvlaki looks delicious. That's decided, I'm off to hunt one down.

    1. I hope you found one and had a great lunch!

  3. Looks like a great weekend especially with all that delicious food. The chicken and beef souvlaki, paella....what a wonderful selection.

    1. Yes Miss B, it was a great weekend indeed. Lots of eating and walking too. Just perfect for summer.

    2. Thanks for visiting my blog, leaving a lovely comment and of course for deciding to follow! I'm delighted to be your newest follower.
      P.S. You mentioned Toronto and Québec - two more cities I know I would enjoy visiting!

  4. MMMMMMM.....Street Food!!!!!!! I can almost smell it. MMMMM.....

    1. The smell of the food was delicious.

  5. great photos! Would love to go there and experience everything myself!
    great post!
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  6. Thank you for sharing! Loved your blog. Come by and let's follow each other! Stay in touch ;)

  7. Great pics!!Lovely blog. What about following each other?

  8. the food looks sooo yummi !!!!!
    nice blog !!! maybe we follow each other !? just let me know :) greetings

  9. Watch video of Friday's opening Pilaros Taste of the Danforth 2013:


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