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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Global Greek Events - Taste of the Danforth - August 7 - 9, Toronto, Canada

Photo from Taste of Danforth Website

This weekend the Global Greek World celebrates Toronto's favourite street festival - the Taste of the Danforth!

Every year in August, the city of Toronto flocks to GreekTown on the Danforth, to celebrate the fun and flavours of Greece and summer in the city.

Now in its 16th year, the Taste of the Danforth is Canada's largest street festival, welcoming approximately 1.3 million visitors, and a Decima Research poll indicated that 90% of respondents identified "The Taste" as their favourite Greater Toronto Area (GTA) festival event!

This year, GreekTown's Taste of the Danforth, is sponsored by Pilaros , a leading importer of Mediterranean food products, primarily olives and olive oil, what the ancient Greeks refer to as "The Essence of Life".

One of Toronto's signature events, The Taste of the Danforth showcases the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music that this very multicultural city has to offer - from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children's games, including an Olympiada which offers fun-themed activities for the young such as a Mount Olympus Climbing Wall and a host of mini Olympic-style activities!

Go to GreekTown this weekend and enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination.

If you are not already Greek you too can be Greek for the day!!



Photo Credit : M.M. Marce

GreekTown

GreekTown on the Danforth is the largest Hellenic business community in North America and indeed is the third largest in the world after Greece and Melbourne, Australia.

In the early 1970's, Canada welcomed thousands of Greek citizens. Many members of the community flocked to the Danforth. As a tribute to the numbers of Hellenic citizens who lived and worked in the area, the Business Improvement Area voted to change the name to GreekTown on the Danforth in 1993.

Located roughly between Chester and Jones Ave on Danforth Ave., 450 businesses are situated in this area and each contributes financially to the promotion and beautification of the community.

In 1994, GreekTown launched the Taste of the Danforth creating the largest Greek festival in the world outside of Greece.

Hours:
Friday August 7 6pm - 11.00 pm
Saturday August 8 Noon - 11.00 pm
Sunday August 9 Noon - 8.00 pm

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