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Tasty Thursdays

Thursday, July 10 – August 28

11 am to 2 pm

Nathan Phillips Square 100 Queen Street West

Free Admission

A combination of entertainment and food hot off the grill makes for the perfect summer lunch hour escape.


August 7 & 14- Dance Party with Rise Up!

Rise Up! at Lunch is a two-part dance party series in partnership with the City of Toronto's summer lunchtime events at Nathan Phillips Square. The event will be hosted by Rise Up!'s dance leaders and will have Patrick Love playing two one-hour funk/soul sets. Participants will be treated to an hour of interactive music and dancing suitable for all ages.

August 21- Barbecueing demo with Hogtown

Hogtown Smoke started as Toronto's original barbecue smokehouse on wheels and will demonstrate the preparation of meats before they go into the smokehouse. Smoke-master Scott Fraser will reveal the how-to's of using household BBQ's to smoke meats and creating a homemade BBQ sauce and rub.

August 28- P.O.W.E.R. Lesson - Golf Simulator & Toronto Climbing Academy

In 2004 Dave Hartmann, award winning PGA of Canada Class-A golf professional, generated an innovative teaching called P.O.W.E.R. Lesson. The P.O.W.E.R. Lesson is the perfect visual learning aid system to help you improve your game.

The Toronto Climbing Academy offers both a philosophical and technical understanding of climbing concepts. The experienced and passionate staff help provide a fun and safe environment to climbers of all ages.



Food Vendors 

Big Daddy's - Authentic Cajun & Creole cuisine: Blackened catfish on creole rice, voodoo-pulled pork sandwich, jalapeno cornbread.

Busters Sea Cove - Seafood (shrimp tacos, lobster rolls etc)

Flavours of Thorncliffe - Rice with different curry choices, chicken briyani, vegetable samosas with chaat.

La Fiesta Catering - Latin American Cuisine: Cuban-shredded beef stew, pork chops or chicken (served with slaw or rice).

Lone Star Texas Grill - Tex Mex Cuisine: Brisket sandwich or ribs with coleslaw, nacho chips and salsa.

Me.n.u - Asian fried rice balls (chicken, beef, veggie), green onion pancake beef, brisket/portobello mushroom roll (any two rice balls and Asian salad).

Per Se Mobile - Latin American and world cuisine. 

Taste of Singapore - Malaysian Cuisine: Briyani available chicken or vegetarian.

The Saucy Pierogi - Veggie pierogies, meat pierogies, Cabbage Rolls (pork or turkey with slice of rye bread), schnitzel (pork or chicken with salad and potatoes).

Vesta Lunch - Chicken or pork souvlaki dinner and wraps, corn on the cob, empanadas (meat or cheese).

Yogurty's - Large or small cups.