Toronto Sushi festival

Two day sushi festival coming to Toronto

Remember sushi? It was a thing somewhere between the 80s and gourmet tacos, but the best of us know that the age old art of good sushi is the best eating this world has to offer (take it easy, fish tacos, no diss).

If you, too, are not over sushi, the last stretch of winter in Toronto holds something to look forward to: the First Annual Toronto Sushi Festival launches March 5-6, 2015. The promoters promise appearances from "the best Japanese Restaurants in Ontario" but exhibitors and celebrity chefs are yet to be announced.

A one day ticket will buy five food tickets for samples of your choice (it's unclear if those samples are a lone piece of sashimi or a plate that's a little more robust). Early bird prices are on now, and attendees can drop $20-$30 on-day tickets or the $100 VIP packages. Live entertainment, artisan tastings, 30 or so accessory vendors and craft beer and cocktails will also be on site.

For now, keep the chopsticks below shoulder level and hold off on getting too excited, as the festival is at the Roy Thompson Hall***, which has hosted some sad times for Toronto foodies in the past. It's okay if your mouth is watering, though.

Do you think the Sushi Fest will be worth the ticket price? Let us know in the comments.

***Update: Sushi Festival has been moved to the Japan Centre.


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