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Monday, 24 July 2017 16:34

Taste of Lawrence Draws Record Attendance!

Taste of Lawrence Draws Record Attendance!

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the Taste of Lawrence 2017. We were pleased to see record attendance of over 200,000 plus people at this year’s event. As Scarborough’s largest street festival it was also a wonderful opportunity to continue the celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday with many of our attractions focussing on this historic milestone. The street was filled with the aromas of an array of mouth-watering foods from across the globe, a real celebration of food, music and culture for everyone to enjoy. We are excited to get started on the planning for next year’s event as we get set to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Taste of Lawrence!

This year was one of our most successful food events to date. There were over 50 food vendors participating at the festival this year with cuisine from the many cultures within the GTA. We have received a number of compliments and enquiries on the delicious food options that were available at the festival. I’m sure we all did a little over-indulging during the festival weekend.

Both our main and family stage had a vast array of entertainment and programming to please all ages. As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, our main stage hosted performances throughout the weekend with performers from our First Nations who put on a fantastic show for the crowd.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was part of bringing this great community event to life: Councillor Michael Thompson who founded this event and whose vision got this project off the ground, his office team, our volunteers, all of our sponsors, our title sponsor at TD Bank Group, the members of the Wexford Heights BIA, the event planners at Sphere Entertainment, our suppliers, our vendors, and all the musicians and artists who brought our stages to life. Last but not least we would like to thank everyone who came out to the event to experience Lawrence Avenue. We appreciate your presence and continued support.

Also, congratulations to the three winners of our photo contest: David Chiu, Brian B, and Mike Popelyak. Their award winning photos are display below. 

See you at Taste of Lawrence 2018!