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This Weekend: Krinos Taste of the Danforth. Yummo!

Posted by gottabkd on Friday, August 10, 2007

Nearly one million people will take in this event that starts tonight and runs through to Sunday evening. Offering food at the many, many vendors, this is a multi-cultural event that is great for the whole family. While the festival centres primarily around Greek food and culture, it is a multicultural event open to all.

KRINOS Taste of the Danforth

This event runs east along Danforth Ave. from Broadview Ave. to Jones Ave. covering several kilometers along it’s route. Danforth Ave will be closed, if it isn’t already, to allow the vendors to “take to the streets” and offer their wares.

August 10th 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
August 11th 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
August 12th 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Price: Free
Good For: Kids, Family
Vendors: Mostly Greek but also offers foods from other cultures as well.

Last year when I attended this event, I ventured down on opening night hoping to “beat the crowds”. This did not quite happen as I was not the only one with the same idea, but I must admit the crowd was lighter than it would be on Saturday or Sunday.

The one thing that really gets me at these events is that people don’t seem to be able to stick to the right while walking. If they did this, then it would be so much easier to navigate the street and the crowd would move along much more easily.
If you have children and insist on taking the stroller, please be mindful that you are taking up more space with that all terrain vehicle while noting that ankles were not built to be run into with these things. Please be courteous when you maneuver that carriage.

This event is easily accessible with an abundance of Green P parking along the route, but it is highly recommended that you arrive via TTC.

Here’s how to get there:

By Car

We are a few minutes east of the Don Valley Parkway, also called the DVP, which connects with the QEW Gardiner Expressway to the south and the 401 highway to the north.

• Once on the Don Valley Parkway, take the Bayview/Bloor exit, follow the signs for Bloor Street/Danforth Avenue and then travel eastbound.

• There are a number of municipal public parking lots (all with Handicapped parking spaces) located within one block north and south of Danforth Avenue (Specific parking lot locations are shown on the area map.)

• Parking on our residential side streets during the Krinos Taste of the Danforth is extremely limited and illegally parked vehicles are vigilantly tagged and towed away.

• We strongly suggest taking public transit to the Krinos Taste of the Danforth to ensure your visit is completely stress free.

By GO Transit

GO operates commuter trains and buses that link suburban and outlying communities to downtown Toronto, as well as other routes.

Union Station is the central hub of the GO system and from here you can hop on the TTC to get to the Krinos Taste of the Danforth easily by subway.

For fares and information call 416-869-3200, or 1-888-GET-ON-GO.


The event can be accessed through any of these four subway stations along the Bloor/Danforth line:


Toronto’s subway system is safe, reliable, and convenient and operates Monday to Saturday from approximately 6am to 1:30am, and Sundays from 9am.

Please call (416)393-INFO(4636) for Schedule and fare information.

By Train

Toronto is served by the VIA Rail System, the network that provides all rail service throughout Canada (with connections to The Amtrak system through Niagara Falls, New York). All trains arrive at historic Union Station, located at 65 Front Street West, between Bay and York Streets in the heart of downtown. The station is right on Toronto’s Subway Line and the Krinos Taste of the Danforth is just a short ride away.


Parking is available at the Krinos Taste of the Danforth in the Green P Parking lots on the north side of the Danforth. The Green P Parking lots are located between Broadview and Jones.
The parking lots between Broadview and Pape fill quickly with the ones east of Pape being less utilized. Parking is however, very limited. If a car is parked illegally on a side street, it will be ticketed and perhaps towed.

For a list of participating restaurants, go here
For a Photo Gallery from 2006, go here
For a map, go here
For a brief history of the event go here

No matter what you do this weekend, I highly recommend that you come out and enjoy this event, but word of warning: if you do not like crowds.. my advice is stay home 🙂  Cheers!

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