hxytcn34du This weekend, a few of my favourite neighbourhoods are hosting gastronomic events - each distinctly different and offering unique appeal.
Leslieville Tree Festival
This year’s Tree Festival has been expanded to include a celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Leslieville community joining the City of York. In addition to live entertainment, a native plant sale, and educational displays, the event will be featuring organic food from local farmers and vendors. If the weather does not co-operate with the event, you can always seek shelter in one of the plethora of Leslieville bistros (which include some of the best mid-range restaurants in the city). Leslie Grove Park, 1176 Queen Street East, Saturday June 20th
Taste of Little Italy
The 11th annual Taste of Little Italy closes down College Street all weekend for street and stage musical performances, and scrumptious food samples from vendors and neighbourhood restaurants. Little Italy is always a happening destination, and whether you tour the whole strip or just park yourself at a patio, it’s the place to be. College Street from Bathurst to Shaw, Friday to Sunday
The Beach Rib-Fest
This is the first ever Beach Rib-Fest, and I am curious to check it out. I can’t say I know exactly what a Rib-Fest entails, but I am fairly confident there will be a significant amount of barbecued meat. Organizers are advertising various cook-off competitions throughout the weekend, as well as live blues music (Saturday) and reggae (Sunday) on stage. Woodbine Park, Coxwell and Lakeshore, Saturday and Sunday