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Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016 as noted on wikipedia. There are tons of attractions and different places to see and visit across the fine city of Toronto. However, if you are looking for an event that has a lot of activity for everyone then you need to check out the 8th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival.

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There are literally tons of fun and exciting activities to do in and around Toronto. There are many museums and galleries you can visit, tons of exciting restaurants to try and lots of places to see. If you are looking for a single event that can be memorable, why not try and check out the 8th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival on September 16, 2018.

The Toronto Garlic Festival is the annual celebration of Ontario’s garlic harvest where Ontario farmers sell garlic and local chefs cook with garlic.

The garlic festival features Ontario farmers and chefs, small scale rural and urban food producers, and craft and alcoholic beverage producers. Festival visitors stock up on their winter supply of fresh garlic and taste delicious garlic-themed food and black garlic beer. They buy garlic-themed products while listening to live music, enjoy festival screenings, participate in educational talks, get a free garlic shot from a garlic barista, enjoy grilled garlic scapes, have their breath measured in the parts-per-billion in the garlic breath contest, attend art workshops and cooking demos and; donning VR goggles, participate in a virtual reality Ontario farm tour.

The festival works with farmers, chefs, chocolatiers, small-scale food producers, craft breweries and wineries to develop and promote Ontario garlic-themed products. The festival offers discounted vendor fees to attract small scale and start-up vendors.

Founded in 2011, and incorporated as a not-for-profit in 2017, all revenue is applied to operating costs including venue rental, public relations and marketing. The festival is a volunteer run event. So if you ever find yourself in Toronto and don’t know what to do or if you keep Googling Toronto events near me… The garlic festival this coming September 16, 2018 is an event you should definitely check out.

Looking For Things To Do In Toronto? Join The Annual Garlic Festival!

Admission – $5.00. Free for children under 12. Price includes free free access to talks, presentations, film screenings and activities, including  The Garlic Breath Contest, The Garlic Shot Station and food cooking demos. Fresh Ontario Garlic, delicious food and craft beer and wine are for sale. The festival is covered extensively in print, radio, TV and social media.

Garlic grower Peter McClusky started the festival in 2011. His book, Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival, is in bookstores and is available online and in local (Ontario) libraries. So if you want the most exciting things to do in Toronto,  be sure to check out the 8th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival on Sunday, September 16, 2018, 9am to 5pm at Artscape Wychwood Barns – 601 Christie Street at St Clair Ave West, Toronto. Admission is only $5!