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Taste of Danforth Festival Photo Essay

Corn Snack Pilaros Street Greek Festival
It seemed that everyone just loved corn at the Pilaros Taste of Danforth

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We are introducing a brand new series of Photo Essays! Have a look at amazing Photo Sets all shot by talented photographers. Explore the vibe of the city, its hidden treasures, meet the Torontonians! This time, let's have a look at Toronto through the lens of Carlos Bolivar!

Pilaros Greek street festival Toronto
Thousands of people visit this iconic festival each year

There aren't that many cities in the world that can use the summer months to the extent Toronto does. The streets spring to life with a number of open-air events, entertainments, and festivals! Sometimes there is so much going on that it can be hard to choose where to go first. So here is a little bit of inspiration for you. Don't be sad if you missed The Taste of the Danforth's 19th season this August; it comes back every summer even bigger than the year before!

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth

One of the largest cultural street festivals in Canada, The Pilaro's Taste of Danforth turns the Danforth into one huge celebration. Did you know that Toronto has the third largest Hellenic community outside of Greece? They sure know how to enjoy life! With live acts, games, contests, and other special programs, this is a cultural event that should not be missed! Growing every year, more than 1.3 million visitors swarm here to get a taste of Greek culture. Dozens and dozens of tasty food stations from the Danforth's amazing array of cuisines line the street. Get to know what real spanakopita, loukoumades, and gyros taste like. Everyone who comes to the Danforth gets to be "Greek for the day!".

Pilaros Greek street festival visitors
This year, the weather was nice enough to let you enjoy the weekend outside.
Traditional Greek pita street food in Pilaros
Inviting vendors were happy to introduce you to their tasty traditional foods.
Traditional greek food sellers
 
Crazy fashion man in toga
A time to celebrate, time to enjoy yourself!
 
Ice cream van on street festival
 
Pilaros Greek Festival in Toronto
The main sponsor, Pilaros, is the leading importer of Mediterranean food products
Play table football on streets
There was a game for everyone from the whole family
Basketball game at the festival
Live concert musicians on street stage
Live concerts and performances entertained the crowds

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Find more photos from the Pilaros Taste of Danforth festival here.

Meet the Photographer

 
Carlos Bolivar
 

Carlos Bolivar

Colombian photographer based in Toronto, started with analog Photography in 2003, then jumping to the digital wolrd in 2005. His photographic areas are mainly street, landscapes, portrait and beauty.

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