A massive celebration of Filipino food and culture is taking over North York this weekend. Taste of Manila is said to be the largest event of its kind in North America and the most attended Filipino festival outside of the Philippines.

Back to its usual in-person format this year, Taste of Manila will take place in Toronto’s Little Manila neighbourhood at Bathurst St and Wilson Ave.

This weekend marks the ninth edition of this beloved festival, with all kinds of Filipino cuisine, entertainment, performances, and activities to participate in.

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“Bathurst and Wilson will soon come alive with the fragrance of Filipino cooking, the colorful and interesting wares of Philippine products, and the sight and sounds of Filipino entertainment,” the description says.

The festival is so popular that it was even attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who paid a surprise visit to the event in 2016.

Back in July, Little Manila hosted the Fun Philippines street festival, a prelude to the landmark event that draws hundreds of thousands to the area every summer.


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 This weekend is packed to the brim with cultural festivals and events. Toronto’s Chinatown Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday, as well as Japan Festival Canada in Mississauga’s Celebration Square.

There’s also Afro Carib Fest in Thompson Memorial Park, and Pan American Food and Music Festival in Dundas Square.

It’s the season of outdoor celebrations here in our city, so let’s enjoy it to the fullest while we can!

Taste of Manila 2022

Where: Little Manila, Bathurst St and Wilson Ave
When: August 20 & 21, 2022