Taste of the Danforth on this weekend

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Recently the Danforth was in the news for all the wrong reasons- the mass shooting that shocked the city happened here.

This weekend, Danforth residents and businesses are hoping that people won’t fear coming out like they always do and enjoy the very popular festival. Danforth is known as Greektown and is home to the city’s biggest annual food festival — Taste of the Danforth — which celebrates its 25th year this weekend from Friday evening until Sunday night at 10 p.m.

Restaurateurs from along the Danforth will be offering “Tasting Menus” for no more than $6 so that attendees can enjoy a multitude of tasty multiethnic treats.

There is a lot more than food that you can expect here. For starters, there will be loads of free, family-friendly entertainment on our Celebrity Stage presented by OLG, Greek Stage, and Showcase Stage programmed this year by NXNE. Don’t miss ‘Art on Sneakers’ powered by MARTK’D, check out the Kids’ Fun Zone featuring a great EverBlock/Lego experience, the Sports Zone featuring activities and guest appearances from our Toronto professional sports teams, the “It’s All Greek To Me” plate breaking experience, and the Hollywood on the Danforth Zone presented by 20th Century Fox.

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Needless to say, there will be plenty of security and so if anyone is planning on missing out on this great festival this year, it could be a big mistake. It will be worth the effort, if for no other reason, to show solidarity with the people who are getting over the trauma they experienced first hand just a few weeks ago. -CINEWS

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