Cooking shows, a food fight, local music at Lovin’ Local Food Fest

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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.

Sip taste and savour the creations of some of Toronto’s best chefs

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.”

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“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!”

Catch local musicians, artists and performers on the main stage

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.

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Festival sponsors include Chipotle Mexican Grill, Burt’s Bees, Chelsea Hotel Toronto, Toronto Star, Metro, Metroland Media Toronto, 93.5 The MOVE and

The festival is a production of Live Green Toronto, a City of Toronto program that promotes the greening of Toronto.  – CINEWS/City of Toronto

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