What is Taste of Toronto?
Taste of Toronto combines all the best ingredients that make a superb visitor experience – a stellar line up of Toronto’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants, world-class chefs, an exceptional range of interactive and participatory experiences, and a selection of exhibitors.
Taste of Toronto attracts over 25,000 visitors to Fort York during the Taste weekend in June.
Taste of Toronto is part of a worldwide network of 22 Taste events hosted in cities from Sydney to London, Milan to Amsterdam, Dubai to Hong Kong.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets to Taste of Toronto can be purchased from the website. Click here to sign up to our newsletter and be the first in the know. You lucky thing!
What are the event opening times?
Taste of Toronto is divided into 6 lunch and dinner sessions over 4 days, from June 15 – 18, 2017.
Thursday June 15th 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Friday June 16th 12pm – 4pm
Friday June 16th 5.30pm – 10pm
Saturday June 17th 12pm – 4pm
Saturday June 17th 5.30pm – 10pm
Sunday June 18th 12pm – 5pm
How do I get there?
Taste of Toronto is held in the centre of the city at Garrison Common, Fort York.
The full address is 250 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3K9. Click here to see a map.
For pedestrians, we recommend walking from Bathurst Street, through the Fort to reach Garrison Common from the East side. Alternatively, pedestrians are able to access Garrison Common from Fort York Boulevard via an outdoor staircase on the East side of the Fort York Visitors Centre.
*Please note there will be no access from Strachan Avenue due to construction work taking place.*
For those driving and wanting to park, there are several parking lots within the vicinity of Garrison Common. Click on the link for nearby parking lots.
Please also use the trusty TTC to plan your journey to Taste of Toronto. For more detailed travel information, please visit the Toronto Transit Commission website.
Are there parking facilities on site?
Of course! There are parking lots available for visitors within the vicinity, please click on the link to see a map of the locations.
There is wheelchair access at the Fort York Visitor Centre, an elevator inside the building can then transport visitors to Garrison Common.
How do I find the most up-to-date information on Taste of Toronto?
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Can I bring my own food and/or drink?
We know you’re hot and thirsty in the summer months, so please feel free to bring bottled water to the event. However, we do ask you not to bring any other outside food or alcoholic drinks. Everyone with bags will undergo a gentle bag search at the entrance to the event and any food or alcoholic drinks will be retained…for the crew to enjoy.
Where can I see when the chefs are appearing in the Taste Theatre?
Prior to the event, all the chef schedules will be uploaded here, so you can plan your day.
How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?
Most dishes at Taste of Toronto are priced between $6-$10.
Are there any age limits?
No! Everyone and anyone is welcome.
Will there be ATM facilities on site?
Fortunately for you, we know that no one uses cash anymore, and so at this year’s Taste of Toronto we’ll be using a cashless system. Visitors will be able to load their Taste cashless card before entering the event, and then use the card to purchase food and drink. The card will enable you guys to tap and pay at all restaurants, bars and exhibitors booths. The easy life!
Is smoking permitted on site?
The City of Toronto has banned smoking in all public parks, and here at Taste we abide by the rules. So please refrain from smoking and everyone’s happy!
Can I leave the festival site and come back in?
We’re not sure why you’d want to leave…ever. But if you do, you will not be allowed back into the event.
Will the event take place come rain or shine?
Absolutely…rain, hail or sunshine, Taste of Toronto will go ahead regardless.
Maybe just check the weather before you head over, by clicking here.
Are pets allowed?
We know you love your dogs, we love them too. But unfortunately only guide dogs are permitted at Taste of Toronto.
Can I exhibit at Taste of Toronto?
For information about exhibiting at the event, view our exhibiting page here.
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By simply clicking here.
Who are the organizers of Taste of Toronto?
Taste of Toronto is produced by Taste Festivals Ltd (an IMG company). Taste Festivals Ltd runs Taste events across the globe. For more information, visit our website here.
What other Taste events are there?
Currently, there are 19 Taste Festivals worldwide. The premium restaurant festival began in London, UK and has seen huge growth and expansion globally since it’s launch in 2004…and we’re not surprised. For more information about other Taste events and when to plan your next vacation, click here.
Where can I find your Terms & Conditions?
Click here for Taste of Toronto Terms of Service.
If you have a query which has not yet been answered, please contact a member of the Taste team – Contact Us.