Every September the Toronto Garlic Festival attracts more than 4,000 visitors for the annual celebration of Ontario’s garlic harvest. While stocking up on rare and heirloom garlic from our farmers, visitors taste delicious garlic-themed dishes prepared by chefs and paired with Ontario spirits and garlic beer. Other activities include fascinating presentations on the history of garlic, its health benefits and cultural secrets , the Garlic Breath Contest, film screenings, virtual reality farm tours and cooking demos – all enjoyed to a backdrop of live music. Past musicians include: Carl Dixon (April Wine, Coney Hatch, The Guess Who), Bill King, Donald Quan, Astroturf, The Adriaanse/Stanley Duo. For 2017, Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the 7th annual Toronto Garlic Festival will feature a full days line-up of Canadian artists, recreating some of the unique music of our diverse nation. Listen throughout the day for 45min sets of storytelling and throat singing, First Nation, African and Persian Drumming. Buffy Sainte-Marie, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell covers and a special 60min DJ set. Featured artists and musicians will be announced as booked.