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Taste of the Danforth cancelled


Taste of the Danforth, one of the city’s largest street festivals, has been cancelled this year, according to a Wednesday media release from Greektown on the Danforth BIA, which runs the annual festival.

In it, the BIA writes it “has determined the best way to ensure the long-term success of the festival is to postpone restarting it until 2023.”

Taste of the Danforth was initially scheduled for Aug. 5 to 7, but planning was mired in logistical issues for months. Festival organizers cited road infrastructure from CaféTO and other pandemic-era city projects as too great an impediment.

City officials, however, said that CaféTO had not hindered other Toronto street festivals, and therefore should not have posed as great a challenge to the event’s success as organizers claimed.

“The short timeline available to adapt the event to the changes in the street meant that Taste of the Danforth in 2022 was at too great a risk of not being as successful as in the past,” said the release. “Our membership and the broader community have high expectations for a great event.”

Ben Cohen is a Toronto-based staff reporter for the Star. Follow him on Twitter: @bcohenn

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