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Taste of the Danforth draws massive crowds

Posted by Staff / August 6, 2011

Taste of the DanforthThe 18th annual Taste of The Danforth is on this weekend. And while Toronto's most popular street festival is often met with mixed reviews, the massive crowds must indicate they're doing something right. Gauging from the reaction on Twitter, this sentiment this year seems more positive than most. Sure, there's the usual gripes about long line-ups, no parking and overpriced souvlaki but with a massive amount of food and entertainment on display you could almost say there's something for everyone.

For first-timers just don't go expecting this to be a Greekfest. The Danforth has changed a lot over the years and Thai and sushi restaurants are quickly starting to outnumber those featuring traditional Mediterranean fare. Check out the tweets and photos below from the first 12 hours of this year's festival. Also, stop by Crema Coffee while you're there to pick up a complete set of our neighbourhood maps.

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16 Comments

simba390 / August 6, 2011 at 02:50 pm
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Taste of the Danforth is by far the worst "festival" in Toronto. Thank goodness it's not funded by the City of Toronto. I guess that's why it will also survive the Gravy Train.
get off my lawn / August 6, 2011 at 03:09 pm
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waste of the danforth
DanforthGoodEats / August 6, 2011 at 04:25 pm
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Good thing I live close by and can poke my head into any of the vendors stalls all weekend long. The food is good and there is plenty of value priced items (corn, watermelon, etc). Will be happy to eat here all weekend long.
Mr. S. / August 6, 2011 at 05:09 pm
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No shade at all on black concrete. So much improves getting the same food as you would inside, air-conditioned, with a seat and toilets...
belvedere / August 6, 2011 at 06:19 pm
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hot, claustrophobically crowded and overpriced, mediocre food. save ur $ and patience and stay away.
vlaki / August 6, 2011 at 08:49 pm
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20,000 people walking east looking for something to eat
20,000 people walking west looking for something to eat
9,000 people standing still texting their lost friends

Gabe / August 6, 2011 at 09:28 pm
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It's an awesome annual festival. Love it. Still gets better every Year!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jennifer / August 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm
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I had a great time! Great food, lots f entertainment!!! Fun Fun Fun
Sasha / August 6, 2011 at 10:17 pm
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GOING BACK TOMORROW FOR SURE!
Euges replying to a comment from DanforthGoodEats / August 6, 2011 at 10:26 pm
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Really? Plenty of "value priced" items? You're either insanely rich, or you're a plain idiot. $3 for corn is NOT value.
Kinezo / August 7, 2011 at 06:53 pm
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Should call it "Taste of Brown People" b/c alot of cooks or chefs in Danforth restos are Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian etc...
s replying to a comment from Kinezo / August 7, 2011 at 09:55 pm
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that's the taste of every restaurant in toronto

nothing wrong with it either

every restaurant in America would be a taste of mexico according to you.
duh replying to a comment from s / August 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm
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Bang on! Kinezo must be new.
duh / August 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm
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Bang on! Kinezo must be new.
Brad / August 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm
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Was surprised at how many restaurants were gone or not participating this year, there were stretches of the road that had nothing.
seanm / August 8, 2011 at 06:54 pm
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With the new liquor laws, were people able to walk the entire stretch of the festival with their drinks, or was everyone still corralled into beer gardens?

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