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Neighbourhood Food Festival

Join us at Union Station for a free, two-day backyard party!

June 18 – 19, 2016

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Front Street in front of Union Station

Saturday, June 18, 12–8 PM
Sunday, June 19, 12–6 PM


Access is free and open to the public.


Each food dish is priced at $6.


Food tickets will be available for purchase on site at the event.

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OLGParts & LabourOntario Cultural Attractions Fund

We're taking over Front Street in front of Union Station for a free, two-day backyard party! Fifteen restaurants from across the GTA will offer their signature dishes in a two-day smorgasbord. Chefs take to the stage for free food demonstrations every hour on the hour, with giant chess and Jenga games available, a bar by Parts & Labour, and music by DJ medicineman (June 18) and DJ Phil V (June 19). 

Hosted by Toronto-based chef, two-time TEDx speaker and activist for social justice and sustainable food systems, Joshna Maharaj brings together some of the city’s top chefs and supporters of causes such as veganism and the local food movement. Chefs from Khao San Road, Valdez, Hey Meatball, My Little Dumplings and more, bring a diverse range of flavours from Latino street food to Thai fried chicken, locally sourced meatball sandwiches and vegan treats.


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Participating vendors subject to change.

CHEF DEMONSTRATIONS                          

Chef demonstrations run on the hour, every hour from 1–7 PM on Saturday and 1–5 PM on Sunday.

Highlighted demonstrations include:

Rod Bowers (Hey Meatball), June 18, 2 PM – messy meatball sandwich
Bashir Munye (My Little Dumpling), June 18, 3 PM – assembling and steaming of dumplings
Steve Gonzalez (Valdez), June 19, 2 PM – smoked chicken guacamole