Saturday, August 06, 2011

Taste of the Danforth

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is a gigantic street festival and features Greek food and music as well as some carnival rides and plenty of vendors.

Someone tries to taste the Danforth.

Their website says "Toronto's favourite street festival has a whole new way to celebrate the fun flavours of Greece and summer in the city. Every year in August, the city of Toronto flocks to GreekTown on the Danforth. Celebrating its 18th year, the Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is Canada's largest street festival, welcoming over 1.3 million visitors. This year's festival begins on Friday, August 5th at 6:00pm and runs through to Sunday, August 7th at 8:00pm.

A Decima Research poll indicated that 90% of respondents identified "The Taste" as their favourite GTA festival event -- beating out such iconic events as the Toronto International Film Festival, Caribana and Pride Week. The Pilaros Taste of the Danforth won two Toronto Sun Reader's Choice Awards: a Gold for Favourite Community Festival and a Silver for Favourite Summer Festival.

The GTA lays claim to more than 200,000 residents of Greek ancestry, the third largest Hellenic community outside of Greece, and between August 5th and 7th, 2011, everyone who comes to the Danforth gets to be "Greek for the day".

There are a number of stages such as Broadview stage, Celebrity Stage and the Immortals Greek stage with singers, dancers and sword fights scheduled throughout the weekend.

Greek Stormtrooper

Don't be Afraid of the Dark free haunted house.

Another haunted house attraction.

See more photos after the jump.

Prizes at the water gun booth.

Beautiful Parrots.

Newstalk Radio 1010 with Mike Bullard

CIBC bubble machines

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