Canada’s favourite & largest Street Festival in Greektown kicks off

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Canada’s favourite Festival, Greektown's Taste of the Danforth, is on this weekend from Friday 10th August- Sunday 12th August 2018.

This year celebrates 25 years of Canada’s not only favourite, but largest street Festival. Taste of Danforth began in 1994 as a celebration of Hellenic cuisine and culture and has grown to become a celebration of both its Greek heritage and the multicultural nature of the City of Toronto.

There will be food, food, and more food; what Greek event would it be without 150  great eats from local vendors! There will also be music, family-friendly entertainment, a sports zone, plate smashing, competitions, activities for the kids and more.

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Priding itself as a community event, the festival's profits will be donated to charity, as they are every year. In the past they have have supported a number of Greek initiatives including donating to the Greek Community of Toronto to help families and schools, SOS Villages — which gives orphans and mothers a home, the Smile of a Child, University of Toronto’s Greek studies program, the Hellenic Canadian Federation of Ontario, Nefeli (theatre and dance), Greek Community of Mississauga, and the Hellenic Home for the Aged. Not to mention, they have donated more than $2 million to Toronto East General Hospital (now renamed Michael Garron Hospital) and supported other charities.

The festival’s opening ceremonies on Friday will include a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting as well as acknowledgment of the first responders and civilians who attended to the injured.

Organisers say they are expecting 1.6 million attendees during the weekend's festival.

Hours: Friday 6pm-11pm, Saturday 12pm-11pm and Sunday 12pm-10pm.

Location: The Taste of the Danforth takes place along Danforth Avenue, Toronto

Cost: Free

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