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Riverside & Leslieville Food Tour

The Highlights

Check Bubble What’s Featured: Get a taste of this historic neighbourhood that is rapidly becoming one of the coolest parts of town.

Food The Food & Drink: 7 tastings & 2 alcoholic beverages at 6 eateries

Map Marker Meeting Point: In front of the historic Ralph Thornton Centre – 765 Queen St. East – on the corner of Queen and Sautler

Calendar Time: Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Clock Duration: 4 hours


Experience the vibrant East End food scene

Taste the tour that started it all. This was Chef Scott’s first tour ever way back in 2010 and the one that helped him pioneer the food tour business in Toronto. Riverside Leslieville holds a special place in his heart. What began as a small town back in the 1850s has now become a food lover’s paradise full of great restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, and specialty food stores. The area has changed from its rough and tumble beginnings to a booming community of baby strollers and puppies as young families embrace an urban lifestyle only 10 minutes from downtown. As we stroll and taste our way along historic Queen St. East you will experience the small town feel that is still there today. But don’t let that fool you, this has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in the city. Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford’s restaurant Ruby Watchco is just one of the many vibrant restaurants in the area. Tastings include the best bread in the city, Korean fried chicken, wood-fired pizza, the city’s best homemade ice cream, a visit to a hidden craft brewery, and a taste of an iconic Toronto culinary classic recently proclaimed “Toronto’s Signature Dish” by Mayor John Tory

The east side is coming alive

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