Messini's Gyro's! SO GOOD! Image/ foodjunkiechronicle.com

How you doiin beautiful people!! It is the first weekend of August and we are right in the deep of summah summah summah timee (cue the will smith!).Food, friends, family are the perfect way to end any summer and one of my fav things to do is hit up Taste of Danforth.

Taste of Danforth started Friday, August 5th and runs until Sunday August 7th!

Friday: Started at 6pm
Saturday: Starts at 11am
Sunday: Starts at 11am

“The festival goes on until restaurants close or everybody goes home!”

With the hype & energy from Caribana last weekend  I love the chill vibe of  Taste of Danforth.  If your in the city you NEED to hit it up, great thing to do with your boo, your girls, your kids, your SELF, haha.

Where is it?

Literally on the street, right on Danforth avenue. It is so easy to access via TTC.  Get in the subway and go on the bloor line (green line) and get off at pape station. Or Broadview, Chester and Donlands station. If you get in the subway just follow the crowds! lol.

Photo by Bruce K on flickr

What is it?

It’s a festival celebrating Greek food & culture right on the STREET. Typical summer festival vibe. They usually have some bands playing in the background, the street is closed down and lots of the greek restaurants have vendors out on the street selling gyros and all types of deliciousness..I dont know if that is a word, lol.   They always have companies giving away free products and its just a good time, to EAT EAT EAT! If you have never really tried greek food before, be prepared to taste a little bit of heaven and a good 5 pounds, HA!

I will catch you out there on the street, getting my GYRO onnn!

P.S. My absolute favirote place to hit up is Messini’s, find them & try their Gyros! I prooomise, you will not be dissapointed!

Taste of Danforth Entertainment

Check out the URL &  Full directions below


By Car

Greektown on Danforth is 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.

By Public Transit – TTC

The Taste of the Danforth takes place along Danforth Avenue which is conveniently located on the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC’s) Bloor-Danforth Subway line. The event can be accessed through any of our four subway stations, Broadview, Chester, Pape and Donlands.

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

By Go Transit or Train

Union Station is the central hub of the GO system as well as VIA Rail Train System and from here you can hop on the TTC to get to the Taste of the Danforth easily by subway.


During the frestival Danforth Avenue (from Broadview to Jones Avenues) is closed to all vehicular traffic making parking more of a challenge.

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

Taking public transit is the easiest and stress free way to the festival.




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