There’s no denying that the best time of year in Toronto is summer festival season, when cultural celebrations, outdoor music performances, community events and food fests begin popping up around the city, giving us the perfect opportunity to explore multitudes of unique and eclectic neighbourhoods. One festival that has it all, and more, is the Taste of Little Italy, organized by the Little Italy Business Improvement Area.
From June 15th — June 17th College Street, from Bathurst St. to Shaw St., will close to vehicle traffic as it welcomes thousands of pedestrians to the neighbourhood. Enjoy live music on multiple street corners and on the main stage, extended patios, multicultural vendors, amazing food, carnival rides and new this year a learn-to-skate park where children up to 12 years old can learn how to scooter and skateboard safely.
From restaurants and street vendors, to the myriad of free tastings and samples, you won’t leave unsatisfied. Just make sure to come on an empty stomach — it’s the only way you can properly enjoy all the classics — like authentic Italian pasta, wood fired pizza, and tradition and non-traditional flavours of gelato. If you’re looking for something a bit different, you won’t be disappointed, as the festival is known for it’s diverse and multicultural food options.
Kick off the World Cup on College St. and enjoy the Taste of Little Italy, and a lot more!
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