If there was a festival to attend in Toronto, the Taste of the Danforth would be one of the top ones to choose from. This is where you are bombarded with food along the street and it just gets bigger every year with more local businesses participating. For those that aren’t aware the Danforth Area is affectionately known as Greek Town by the locals because this is where you have a large Greek Community residing. With that, there is no shortage of Greek restaurants along the street and a visit to the festival is never complete without a gyro (chicken, pita, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, onion).
In addition to gyros, there are a lot of bakeries selling Greek pastries and I just gravitated towards the spinach pie which was warm and savoury. However, the festival isn’t just limited to Greek food because there are burger joints, pizza places, cafés, etc participating in the festival as well so you can seriously find just about anything you want.
As much as the festival is about food, there is also the fun and games as well. There are amusement rides set up for parents to take their kids on which makes the environment very family friendly.
If amusement rides aren’t for you, there are also music stages set up across the street with traditional Greek music as well as modern music playing for attendees.