Held over four days in four-hour increments, line-ups were painfully long at some vendors while non-existent at others. While the marketplace only took cash, the restaurant vendors accepted an electronic payment system loaded with an imaginary currency called "crowns" (on par with the dollar). Each dish was priced between six and 10 "crowns" - which ultimately seemed to sway hungry atendees towards the biggest bang for their buck.
Check out this photo gallery of my favourite foods from Taste of Toronto.
Here are my top picks for early brunching (see, it is a verb), so that next time you find yourself trying to get an early start, you'll need not endure a torturous wait 'til 11am for some french toast or eggs.
See also: The best 24 hour restaurants in Toronto
Take a look inside in our photo gallery of Chill Ice House
Read my profile of ME.N.U Food Truck on Toronto Food Trucks.
- The free-to-attend T&T Waterfront Night Market is on this weekend at T&T Supermarket (222 Cherry St.) The fifth annual night market will be open 6pm-midnight Friday (July 25), 4pm-midnight on Saturday (July 26), and 4-10pm on Sunday (July 25).
- Taste of Toronto is on now until Sunday, July 27. Taking place from noon daily at Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd.), the international festival will be making its Toronto debut with a line-up of summer eating, drinking and entertainment, featuring 14 restaurants and over 50 food and drink producers stocking the artisan marketplace. Tickets are still available starting at $30.
- Taste Your Neighbourhood taking place on Saturday, July 26 will offer guided tours of 15 Toronto neighbourhoods. While registration is mostly full, at last look, the tour of downtown Milton still had spots left to reserve.
- Toronto's Festival of Beer takes place this weekend (July 25 to 27) at Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place. Over 300 brands will be onsite, and while the first two days are sold out, tickets ($39.50 including five sample tokens) are still available for the Sunday.