Category Archives: Toronto events 2016

Cheese, Balloons and Stationary: The Artisans of FTFO

Picture yourself at a summer festival. The sun is shining, the venue is lush with greenery, your belly is full with mouthgasmic tasty treats, and now a stroll is in order.

downsview park food festival

Because you’re at a festival, discovery is at every turn: Performers, music, contests, a drinks garden… and … an Artisan market full of unique hard to find items!

10 Artisans to discover at Food Truck Festival Ontario

With Love


DIY craft kits: Make your own watercolour ceramic mug, jewelry holder (above) or bath bombs! Perfect for a crafty fall day.

Elemenopee Designs

elemenopee art

Clean, attractive and often hilarious wall art from the Toronto graphic designer.

Fifth Town

fifthtown cheese

Cheese, glorious cheese! Artisanal goat and sheep cheeses from beautiful Prince Edward County.

Frances T


Food and art together at last! Frances marries her love of food and detailed artistry through stationery for you and your friends.

Captain Jamie’s


All-natural bath and body products. Some of the ingredients are sourced directly from the maker’s organic garden. Fresh creams, exfoliants, masks and balms.

Clothing from the 6

Clothing from the 6

Show your pride for “The 6ix” with comfy casualwear: Beanies, fitted caps, jerseys and Ts. Featuring the most Torontonian logo ever.



There’s food trucks and then… there’s fashion trucks! Goregeous, trendy work or day wares hand-picked by the owner. Ask for her expert fashion opinion!

The Duke Brothers

duke brothers nitro coffee toronto

Smooth cold brewed coffee. For something special try the brothers “nitro coffee”, it’s cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen to make super creamy and caramelized.

The Sweetest Thing Confectionary

the sweetest thing confectionary

Forget boring round balloons, buy fun balloons, mugs, confetti boxes and cake toppers for that perfect Instagram shot- think of all the likes you will rack-up!

There are no fashion rules against wearing Harry Potter and Michael Scott at the same time. Buttons and jewelry mixed with pop culture.

Foodie Swag


Yes, that’s a blanket. Perfect to lay on the lush green grass at Downsview Park for a picnic with your team foodie.

The final “Sunday Funday” of summer awaits you: Eating, drinking, live music and shopping!  Get your ticket here.

5 Toronto Artists for You to Discover

Toronto’s most iconic food institutions drawn by a Toronto Artist are featured in our new colouring book, so who better to invite (other than you of course!) to the launch event than other kick-ass Toronto Artists?

ColourArt2Resurfaced overlays photos onto wood and metal surfaces

Finding unique local art is challenging because how do you even discover new artists? Not to mention tracking down their work.

aveLAPTOP 2Ave Mariabell designs minimalist Toronto skyline decals for laptops, phones and walls

 Toronto artists will showcase new Toronto themed work for you to browse and even take home at Wednesday’s free colouring book launch event!

Art-ChristopherChristopher Rouleau hand draws custom letters to create stunning Toronto area maps

Maybe a Toronto skyline decal for your laptop? A set of Toronto landscape coasters for you table? A Jays game overlaid on a sheet of wood for your wall? You will have access to all of these and other unique Toronto pieces.

ColourArt3Daily City Train coasters feature Toronto photos on ceramic tile

 Much like the food establishments featured in the new colouring book, these artists are shaping Toronto culture. You will be able to see what’s new and inspiring in Toronto art for yourself this Wednesday.

ArtCaseyCasey O’Neill paintings explode with Toronto colours

 Food, drinks, friends, colouring and now shopping will all be yours- Get your ticket here.

CraveTO Colouring Book Launch

Be the first to add a splash of colour to 14 of Toronto’s favourite food institutions.

The first CraveTO colouring book is set to launch July 27th and you’re invited to enjoy food, drinks, local art, and of course colouring!


NEW VENUE Located in the heart of Koreatown at 690 Bloor Street Tacos El Asador will host the free launch event. Grab a cheap taco and beer to go along with your colouring book which will be available in limited quantities for $20. Event goes 5:30pm – 10:00pm

SmokeyOneThis authentic Mexican eatery will inspire your creativity while you colour TO

Tacos El AsadorEl Asador’s famed tacos will fuel your colouring- only $3.55 each

We’ve invited 5 kick-ass Toronto Artists to be part of the event so you can peruse their art and event take home one of their Toronto pieces.

??????????Local Artists will have their works on display and for sale July 27th

Make the most of your summer weeknights: spend the evening of July 27th doing something new with friends- Invite them to the Facebook Event and get ready to #ColourTO

Until then, print the first page of our colouring book and practice up! 19+ event. Cash only.

Toronto Gets New Colouring Book

When you get home from a day at work, you want to relax. Maybe grab a drink, watch some Netflix, scroll Instagram, hit the gym if you still have any energy.

But are any of those things really relaxing?


Finding something that unwinds the stress of the workday is tough. To help you, we’ve been working on a new non-digital project.

Add a splash of colour to your favourite city!

Unwind with our limited edition colouring book, and your creativity will emerge.

RELATED: 7 Benefits of Colouring.

Colour7illustrations drawn by Toronto artist Raven Lam

Featuring 14 of your favourite Toronto establishments like Moo Frites, The Rolling Pin and Sam James Coffee, you can find it at these stores:

Juxtapose: 430 Bloor Street, 416-324-8333

Spacing Store: 401 Richmond Street W, 416-644-1017

Kid Icarus205 Augusta Ave, 416-977-7236

CraveTO Day: Eat Your Way Through T.O.

Hey you! Yes you… What if you could take your stomach on a food and drink adventure sampling new food and drink creations?!

Maybe a freshly made watermelon-pineapple juice followed by a poutine smash bag?!


 “Poutine Smash Bag” by Junked Food Co 

Maybe a hibiscus craft soda paired with a ferrero rocher brownie? What about some fried rice balls follwed by a cold brewed coffee?


Gourmet rice balls from Me.n.u. food truck 

Clear your schedule and your stomach, a food adventure is coming… Join our mailing list, and you will be notified of date and ticket details.


The Food, Drink, Art and Music Creators at CraveTO

A wide variety of Toronto restaurant and street food tastes

HeirloomDuckTacosHeirloom: Farm-to-your-mouth sliders and tacos



Kaboom Chicken: Krispy Korean street food


Chimney Stax: Rotisserie baked breads


oysterFBOyster Boy: Freshly shucked


Cannoli Mini VanillaHoly Cannoli: Fresh filled Italian desserts


SoiSoi Thai: Bangkok bowls


pork-thai-style-moo-dang-by-the-high-heel-gourmet-3Moliceiro Porchetta: Suckling sliders

A wide selection of fresh craft drinks will be in your fingertips 

oldtomorrowpint Old Tomorrow: Real Canadian taste

 Nickel Brook Wet Hop

Nickel Brook: Bold spring brews



Amsterdam: Toronto classics and new favorites


Hogtown CheersHogtown: Fresh blonde ale


BrickworksCiderBrickworks Cider


Mint-Blueberry-Bourbon-Smash-2Cocktails: by The Well

Beats by Toronto DJs will be your soundtrack as you mingle through the two ballrooms and rooftop patio

JamieJamie Kidd: Funky beats

nature ofNature of Music: Deep house

Grad a drink and check out some wall photography

ClipsClips and Handles: Breath-filled Toronto photography