Outdoor summer food markets in Toronto

What’s better than all your favourite restaurants and foodie products coming together in one spot in the great outdoors? We’re stumped too. From night markets to all-day parties, here are the best outdoor food markets in Toronto this summer! [Photo credit: Twilight Tuesdays by Jennifer D'Agostino]

David Pecaut Square

1
215 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G2

Indulge at David Pecaut Square offers up a roster of vendors from restaurants in the area. Participating restaurants include Burrito Boyz, La Fiesta Catering, More Than Pies Baking Company and Veda Healthy Indian. Prices range from $4.50 to $9. When: May 25 to October 12, Thursdays 11 am to 2:30 pm Where: David Pecaut Square

Drake One Fifty

2
150 York St, Toronto, ON M5H 3S5

Twilight Tuesdays is a small, but stellar food market! It takes place in the York Parkette and is a collaboration between the Drake and local restauranteurs. There have been no details released in regards to dates or vendors, but if last year’s vendors which included Momofuku, Tundra and The Gabardine are a tell of what’s to come, we can’t wait! When: TBA Where: York Parkette

Fort York

3
100 Garrison Rd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9

Taste of Toronto is an annual food market that offers simply the best in Toronto’s food scene. From restaurants to local food artisans it’s a great way to get a taste of what this city has to offer. When: June 15 to 18 Admission: $8 - $350

Gladstone Hotel

4
1215 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6

It might not be a market setting per say, but Harvest Wednesdays highlights everything Canada has to offer. Once a month, the Gladstone Hotel hosts a chef, food artisan or farmer to showcase their bounty to the Gladstone clientele. Previous collaborators include Saturday Dinette, Bob Blumer, Chocolates x Brandon Olsen and more. Check their website for an updated list. When: Once a month, Wednesday

The Junction Gardens Bia

5
396 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 2R1

In conjunction with the Junction Farmers Market, the Junction Night Market promises the best in local food, craft beer, cider and wine! Here’s the best bit - everything is priced at $5. Stay tuned for participating vendors! When: July 22, 7 pm to 11 pm Where: Pacific Avenue North of Dundas West

The Waterfront Bia

6
370 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 3J3

The ever-popular Waterfront Night Market is back this summer and they are announcing a new venue! The infamous night market has launched the careers of many restauranteurs include Thoroughbred. No information about participating vendors yet! When: August 11 to 13 Where: TBA

Woodbine Park

7
1695 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1G7

A food market with food trucks for vendors, the Food Truck Festival is the place to be for street food! Taking place over the long weekend, the anticipation of Toronto’s best food trucks in one place is overwhelming. Details the full line-up will be announced soon! When: August 4 to 7, Friday: 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm, Sunday & Monday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Adelaide Place

8
181 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5J 2P1

Formerly called Front Street Foods, Adelaide Eats is a massive food market that is one of the most diverse in the city. Showcasing some of the best Toronto restaurants, vendors include Little Fin, Tacos 101, Wahlburgers and Momofuku. When: June 1 to July 28, Monday to Wednesday: 11 am to 3 pm, Thursday to Friday: 11 am to 9 pm Where: Second floor terrace of Adelaide Place

Lisgar Park

9
60 Lisgar St, Toronto, ON M6J 1J0

A new market is set to take over Lisgar Park every Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm! Starting June 24 you can expect the best in local food vendors, artisanal products and more at the West Queen West market. The market runs until October 28. Vendor information to be announced.

Dundas West BIA

10
1457 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1Y7

The Stop hosts The Night Market featuring food from Richmond Station, Delica Kitchen, Mata Petisco Bar, Gusto 54 and more. All proceeds go towards the programs offered at The Stop community food centre. When: June 13 to 14, 7 pm to 11 pm Where: 181 Sterling Road Admission: $100

Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area

11
310-1200 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2A5

The chic neighbourhood hosts the Yorville Village Summer Market this summer. You can expect some gourmet offerings from local restauranteurs and more! When: June 7 to August 30, Wednesdays from 11 am to 3 pm

HTO Park

12
339 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 1A2

Presented by the Waterfront BIA, the Waterfront Artisan Market offers up some seriously delicious eats! Vendors include Angie’s Juicery, Lourenco’s Bakery, Papabubble Toronto and more! When: Every Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm until October 7

Great Lakes Brewing Company Inc

13
30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1L8

Great Lakes Brewery celebrates summer with Street Food Fridays! Every Friday there are food trucks, $5 GLB beers and “pro-grillers” on site. They take their party to the streets rain or shine all summer long. When: May 26 to September 1, 12 pm to 5 pm

Grabbing a meal for take-out doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nutrition. Many restaurants and fresh food markets in Toronto understand the importance of a nutritious meal to time-deprived urbanites, and have made it their mission to provide Toronto with quick and healthy take-out meals. Grab a menu and make your choice – here are the best healthy take-out spots in Toronto. [Photo of Planta Burger by Jim Bamboulis]
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