Second Harvest celebrates the 27th year of Toronto Taste

On Sunday June 4th, Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue charity, is calling all food lovers and connoisseurs to join them at Toronto Taste, Toronto’s original premier culinary event presented by The Daniels Corporation (a Presenting Sponsor of Toronto Taste for 22 years).  The event will feature food and beverages from over 90 sought-after restaurants and beverage purveyors in this, the 27th year of this delicious fundraiser.

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As well as an amazing selection of food, enjoy breathtaking lakeside views at Corus Quay Lakeside, an eclectic selection of wines and beers and the chance to win exciting raffle draw prizes including $10,000 USD in flight vouchers from Delta Air Lines, the opportunity to dine at Bob Blumer’s LA home or to join Chef Roger Mooking for a food tour of New Orleans, to name but a few.

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Debra Lawson, Executive Director of Second Harvest says:

Twenty per cent of all of our fundraising revenue comes directly from Toronto Taste, making this event critical for Second Harvest’s success

Since 1991, Toronto Taste has raised over $12 million in support of the Second Harvest food rescue program which has enabled the organization to rescue enough fresh, surplus food to support hundreds of social service agencies across the GTA with more than 29 million meals for children, adults and seniors experiencing hunger in the city.

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Participating restaurants at Toronto Taste 2017 include:

309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, ACE Bakery, Against the Grain Urban Tavern, Antler Kitchen and Bar, Aria Ristorante, Art Gallery of Ontario, Baker Street, Bar Reyna, Baro, Beretta Farms, Boehmer Restaurant, Boralia, Buca, Café Belong, Café Boulud, Chiado, Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie, Dufflet Pastries, El Catrin Destileria, Enoteca Sociale, EPIC at Fairmont Royal York, Estiatorio Volos, Fabbrica, Gelato Fresco Inc., George Brown Chef School, Globe Bistro, Hawthorne Food & Drink, JaBistro, Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse, Kanpai, Lavelle, Le Sélect Bistro, Linda Modern Thai, Little Anthony’s Italian Ristorante, Longo’s, Los Colibris, Madeleines, Maple Leaf Tavern, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, Nadège Patisserie, Noce Restaurant, Oat & Mill, Patois Toronto, Petite Thuet, Pizzeria Libretto, Pure Spirits Oyster House, Ritz Bar, Rodney’s Oyster House, Salt Wine Bar, Sanci’s Foods, Sassafraz, Sodexo, Sotto Sotto Ristorante, The Belgian Chocolate Shop, The Boom Candy, The Carbon Bar, The Fifth Grill & Terrace, The Spoke Club,  The Westin Prince, TOCA, Tundra Restaurant, Twist by Roger Mooking, Ufficio and Union Chicken.

For a full list of restaurants participating in Toronto Taste 2017, click here.

Beverages at Toronto Taste 2017 will be provided by:

Acqua Panna, Amsterdam Brewery, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., Brickworks Ciderhouse, Cave Spring Cellars, Cavit Wines, Churchill Cellars, Creekside Estate Winery, Creemore Springs, Grange of Prince Edward Winery, Great Lakes Brewery, Henry of Pelham, JOIA All Natural Soda, Kendall-Jackson Winery, Ketel One Vodka, Lifford Wine and Spirits, MCO…Interesting Wines & Spirits®, Mill Street Brewery, Nyarai, Patera Group Inc., Pure Leaf, Reif Estate Winery, Steam Whistle Brewing, The Vine Agency and Woodman Wines & Spirits.

For a full list of beverage purveyors for Toronto Taste 2017, click here.

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A limited number of tickets are now available at a cost of $260 each, with a $150 tax receipt. Every ticket sold enables Second Harvest to rescue and deliver enough food to provide over 520 meals for adults, children and seniors in need in Toronto. For more information call 416.408.2594 or:

Click on the image to purchase tickets to Toronto Taste 2017!

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About Second Harvest
Established in 1985, Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity in Canada. Second Harvest rescues surplus, fresh food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers that food to more than 225 social service agencies in Toronto, feeding people experiencing hunger. Since 1985 Second Harvest has rescued and delivered over 116 million pounds of good food, thus preventing 50 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Second Harvest’s vision: No Waste. No Hunger.

Disclosure: I will be attending Toronto Taste as a media guest. I was not required to write this post, nor promote the event and am not being compensated for doing do. All opinions are 100% my own and I only write about organisations I support myself. I have made a donation to Second Harvest as a nod to all the good work they do in our community.


All photos in this post used with permission.

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