And so, with new breweries seemingly popping up every week, it's important to remember the pioneers of this renaissance. Here are the 10 oldest breweries in Toronto sill making beer.
That will all come to an end in a year from now when the company closes its Toronto plant. Given the longstanding relationship, here's a look at the local history of Wrigley's, one of the city's surprising manufacturing players for over a century.
Toronto Food Events: Chip & Dip Battle, Toronto Sushi Fest, Brewers Feast, Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off
- Ivy Knight hosts a Chip and Dip battle on Monday March 2 at the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. West). Ten participating restaurants (Hopgood's Foodliner, The Gabardine, Mr. Flamingo to name a few) will vie for a chance to compete in the Garland International Chefs Challenge (which carries with it a $10,000 prize).
- Toronto Sushi Festival takes place from 5pm to 10 on March 5 and 6, at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (6 Garamond Ct.). Expect celebrity chefs Susur Lee and Dennis Tay of Top Chef Canada to be among the participants, as well as live demos, open mic karaoke and door prizes.
From comic conventions to cocktail showdowns, here are my picks for March's top events.
Read my review of Simone's in the restaurants section.