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July 9 will also see announcement of a Signature Dish for Toronto
Cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, a food fight with celebrity judges and the announcement of a signature dish for Toronto are some of the highlights of a grand festival on Saturday July 9.
Toronto’s Lovin’ Local Food Fest – from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Yonge-Dundas Square – is thee second annual event featurings the fare of local restaurants, food trucks, breweries and wineries along with a full day of entertainment. Admission is free.
There will be live music, workshops and demonstrations, a pollinator garden display, a green street market and a family-fun zone.
“Local food contributes to a strong local economy and improves our resilience as a city,” said Councillor Michelle Holland (Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest), Chair of Parks and Environment Committee. “I encourage Toronto residents to check out the festival for a taste of some of Toronto’s best local food and music.”
“A connection to local food is key to creating healthy communities in Toronto. The festival provides a wonderful opportunity for our homegrown artists and chefs to share their talents and tastes with us, their neighbours and friends,” said Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale). “Come on out and celebrate what Toronto has to offer. Local food is for everyone to enjoy!”
On the Main Stage:
12 noon – Ariana1 p.m. – Tim Moxam Duo
2 p.m. – Chef Mike Ward
3 p.m. – Kayla Diamond
4 p.m. – The Heartbroken
5 p.m. – Toronto’s Signature Dish announcement and Chef Challenge
6 p.m. – Andrew Allen
7 p.m. – Eric Zayne
8 p.m. – Karl Wolf
The South Stage will feature a variety of demonstrations and workshops, including how to preserve and ferment foods, plant a pollinator garden, make a bee hotel and more.
Festival sponsors include Chipotle Mexican Grill, Burt’s Bees, Chelsea Hotel Toronto, Toronto Star, Metro, Metroland Media Toronto, 93.5 The MOVE and Notable.ca.
The festival is a production of Live Green Toronto, a City of Toronto program that promotes the greening of Toronto. – CINEWS/City of Toronto