Taste of the Danforth is back for the first time since 2019 and Torontonians are thrilled

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One of Canada’s largest street festivals, Taste of the Danforth, is making a major comeback this year after being off the grid since 2019.    

“GreekTown is and remains a vibrant destination for Torontonians and visitors alike. That has not changed. This summer, [we] will bring exciting localized events to GreekTown where the spirit of music, the love of food, and the incredible people who make the Danforth the special place that it is, are celebrated,” the festival wrote in a statement.

The popular food festival has had to deal with major turbulence over recent years. The first being the pandemic which prevented people from gathering in crowds and the second came after the local BIA announced the cancellation of the festival due to logistical challenges stemming from the city’s CafeTO program and street upgrades that included bike lane installations.

On Tuesday, City Councillor Paula Fletcher, for Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth, announced the board of directors voted in favour of hiring an event planner to help out with the highly anticipated food festival.      

With the beloved Greektown festival back in full swing Torontonians are ready.

However others aren’t as excited, citing fears of inflation and hiked food prices that could take the fun out of the festival.

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