Toronto’s favourite street festival has a whole new way to celebrate the fun and flavours of Greece and summer in the city. Every year in August, the city of Toronto flocks to “Greek Town” on the Danforth. Celebrating its 16th year, the Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street festival, welcoming well over a million visitors.

The Greater Toronto Area lays claim to more than 200,000 residents of Greek ancestry, the third largest Hellenic community outside of Greece, and between Aug. 7 and 9, everyone who comes to the Danforth gets to be Greek for the day.

This year’s Pilaros Taste of the Danforth has loads of fun family-friendly activities to engage and entertain Torontonians. The programs, exhibitors and performers are still being finalized but the following is a “taste” of what is to come:

• The Celebrity Stage
• The Sports Zone
• Taste of the World (this year’s feature country: Japan)
• Wine & Spirits Garden
• Beer Gardens
• Contests, prizes and free samples from a host of exhibitors

For updated festival programming and schedule information visit

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