One of the best things about summer is having some bites to eat outdoors. And here, we do that anytime of day, which is we love night markets in Toronto. Fortunately for us, there are several markets in and around the city to check out in the evenings! So here are seven night markets to check out in Toronto this summer.
Superfresh opened in the spring, and is located at the Annex Food Hall near Bloor St W and Spadina Ave. The Night Market is here to stay, and has whimsical details & neon lights that resemble the bustling Asian night market. The market’s vendors will showcase many different regions through their menu offerings, from Northern China and Nepal to Taiwan and Korea.
Where: 384 Bloor Street West
When: Monday, Wednesday from 4 pm to midnight; Thursday to Saturday from noon to 2 am; closed on Tuesdays
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Canada’s first ever “Halal Tour” is stopping downtown Toronto on the weekend of June 25. There will be food truck vendors, music, and organizers say there will be no pork or alcohol served at the event.
Where: 3 Blue Jay Way Parking Lot, 400 Front St W
When: Saturday from 2 pm to 12 am and Sunday from 2 pm to 11 pm
Ready for some late-night bites? A Filipino night market is coming to Toronto this summer and it promises to be a feast like no other. The event will be a celebration of Filipino heritage and culture with not only dozens of delicious vendors but also art installations and live music. There is a $7 admission cost to enter.
Where: 500 Progress Ave, Scarborough
When: June 24 and 25 from 4 pm to midnight, June 26 from 4 to 10 pm
Lucky Lion Night Market is an Asian food festival that is taking place in three different locations, including at Splendid China Mall in Scarborough. Expect over 50 food kiosks, live music, and a Canada day celebration including fireworks at 10 pm.
Where: 4675 Steeles Avenue East
When: July 1 and 2 from 2 pm to midnight, and July 3 from 2 pm to 8 pm
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After a long hiatus, Night It Up! is back for 2022 like never before. This outdoor festival showcases a mosaic of delicious Asian street foods complemented by local talents’ nightly performances, styled in the vein of night markets from Taiwan, Hong Kong and across Asia.
Where: 179 Enterprise Boulevard, Markham, ON
When: August 5 from 7 pm to midnight, August 6 from 2 pm to midnight, and August 7 from 2 pm to 8 pm
Another beloved food fest returns to the city this summer. Back for its thirteenth edition, the Toronto Waterfront Night Market will take over Ontario Place with a huge variety of pan-Asian food vendors and craft beer to try. Over 100 delicious vendors are said to be at this event, along with a beer garden overlooking the water. This is a ticketed event with pricing starting at $15 and varying per day.
Where: Ontario Place, West Island
When: August 12 from 4 pm to midnight, August 13 from 2 pm to midnight, August 14 from 2 to 10 pm
According to organizers, the Waterfront Night Market’s Official Mascot, Dynamite the non-binary Dragon, is all grown up and launching their own very first festival. “In continuing the legacy and honoring the traditions and heritage of Asian culture for the Next Generation, Dynamite welcomes you to participate in their journey of growth and discovery.” The Market is set to launch on September 2 and will bring an explosion of flavours, culture, sports, and entertainment. This is ticketed with admission starting at $12.
When: September 2 from 4 pm to midnight, September 3 from 2 pm to midnight, and September 4 from 2 to 10 pm