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EVENT: Taste of the Danforth returns for its 20th year

The smell of souvlaki will once again drift on Danforth Avenue between August 9 and 11, 2013 during The Taste of the Danforth.

The annual food festival is in its 20th year and expects 1.3-million visitors.

This year, the festival runs:

  • Friday 6 p.m. – midnight
  • Saturday Noon – midnight
  • Sunday Noon – 8 p.m.

The following road closures will be in effect from Friday at 11 a.m. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m.:

  • Danforth Avenue will be closed from Broadview to Jones avenues.
  • Intersections 30-metres north and south from Broadview to Jones avenues will also be closed.

The festival takes over Danforth from Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue, offering not only all kinds of food, but games and live music. Organizers hope to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Zorba dance. The lineup of entertainment includes music and dance on all three days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Admission to Taste of the Danforth is free but you’ll have to pay a nominal fee for food.

According to the event’s website, the festival generated $32-million in economic activity in 2010. The festival sponsor, Pilaros and its organizer, Greektown on The Danforth BIA, donate a portion of the event’s proceeds to the Toronto East General Hospital.

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