Taste of the Danforth, North America’s Premier Greek Festival

Taste of the Danforth, North America's Premier Greek Festival

Even a dancing Garlic was on hand to bring a smile to people’s faces at Taste of the Danforth on Sunday. (RICK EGLINTON/TORONTO STAR)

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.

Taste of the Danforth, North America's Premier Greek Festival

Skewers of pork roast over charcoal at one of the many restaurants along the Danforth on Sunday. (RICK EGLINTON/TORONTO STAR)

Taste of the Danforth, North America's Premier Greek Festival

Will Riley, 7, digs into a watermelon at Taste of the Danforth on Saturday. (Colin McConnell/Toronto Star)

Taste of the Danforth, North America's Premier Greek Festival

Sydney Pinto, 9, and her brother Lucas, 6, dig into some fresh corn at Taste of the Danforth on Saturday. (Colin McConnell/Toronto Star)

Taste of the Danforth, North America's Premier Greek Festival

Actors from the Rapier Wit create an early Greek fighting scene at Taste of the Danforth on Sunday. (RICK EGLINTON/TORONTO STAR)

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