GreekTown on the Danforth BIA moves to reimagine Taste of the Danforth for 2023
Taste of the Danforth is a beloved Toronto summer tradition and the most successful annual street festival in Canada attracting up to 1.6 million people for a weekend of food, fun and music.
GreekTown on the Danforth Business Improvement Area’s Board of Management has determined the best way to ensure the long-term success of the festival is to postpone restarting it until 2023.
The short timeline available to adapt the event to the changes in the street meant that Taste of the Danforth in 2022 was at too great a risk of not being as successful as in the past. Our membership and the broader community have high expectations for a great event.
We know planning an event of this size and scale will take time. It was unclear during the winter months whether public health conditions would allow for Taste of the Danforth to take place. Once it became clear we could, there just wasn’t time to imagine Taste of the Danforth for 2022 given changes to the streetscape. So now we’re going to take the time, working hand in hand with the City and all our partners, to put on the best Taste of the Danforth ever in 2023.
GreekTown is and remains a vibrant destination for Torontonians and visitors alike. That has not changed. This summer, the BIA will bring exciting localized events to GreekTown where the spirit of music, the love of food, and the incredible people who make the Danforth the special place that it is, are celebrated.
We invite everyone to visit the Danforth to partake in our vibrant patio culture with food from every corner of the world as part of the enhanced CaféTO patio program. There will also be live music at many patio locations along the Danforth, made possible with BIA support through the City’s renewed Amplified Music on Patios pilot program and our public art program through ArtworxTO’s Local Discoveries program. And that’s just the beginning.
We are so thankful residents and visitors have been coming out and supporting businesses in GreekTown on the Danforth throughout the spring and know that will continue well into this summer. We can’t wait to welcome people with open arms this summer and again at Taste of the Danforth in 2023!