"Taste of Little Italy" Toronto Things to Do Tip by Kaspian
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Held in early June on College Street, this is a showcase of the best of Toronto's Italian cuisine. Come to sample and eat, eat, eat.
"Wow, God..." It's the hottest weekend of the year so far and we've just wandered onto the crowded street lined with smoking and flaming barbecues. The fantastic smells are overwhelming in the heat. There's a band playing rock on one side of the street and an elderly Italian choir singing with an orchestra on the other.
Signs advertise sausage on a bun, lamb skewers, grilled shish kebab, penne pasta, gelato, calamari, shrimp patties all for 2 to $5; dishes you would normally pay twice that for. Lineups have formed at the more popular food stands.
Sweat trickles down my temple as I sip from an iced cappuccino. "It's so hot..," I mumble to myself.
We stop to watch the Italian choir. The ladies look so proper in their traditional green dresses with large gawdy jewelry and oversized glasses. It makes me smile. This is fun! And don't eat before you come here!
Check their web site for exact dates and times, it changes yearly.
Address: College St between Euclid and Shaw
Directions: Take the #506 streetcar.
By subway: Get off at the Queen’s Park Station and take the College Streetcar #506 west to Bathurst St.
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