Every summer, Greektown becomes the focal point of life in Toronto during the Taste of Danforth Festival. Food stations offer a delicious variety of multi-ethnic and Greek food. So enjoy your souvlaki, grilled lamb, moussaka and stuffed grape leaves. Tasting Menu is the most popular option, and prices don't exceed $6 per meal. Also, The Wine Garden and four different beer gardens attract visitors.Additionally, there is a vibrant entertainment program which includes contests, live music, and dances. The festival is held for three days during the second weekend of August along Danforth Avenue, from Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue.
The taste of Danforth, Canada's largest street event, started in 1993 with the aim to commemorate Greek food and culture. It attracts about 1.6 million people annually.
Greektown claims about 200,000 people of Greek descent, the third most prominent community in the world outside of Greece. But the festival is not only about being Greek. It's also about Canada’s multiculturalism. That's why it also features Cuban Bands, Aboriginal singers, Bollywood performers and dance classes of different cultures—Chinese, Egyptian, Japanese, and Afro-Caribbean.