A festival dedicated to flavourful beef and flaky golden shells is coming to the city. Toronto’s Jamaican patty festival is happening this summer and you’ll get to sink your teeth into some seriously delicious takes on this popular snack.
Presented by the Afro-Caribbean Farmers’ Market and the York-Eglinton BIA, the patty fest will take place on Saturday, August 6th in Toronto’s Little Jamaica on Eglinton West.
Located in the heart of Little Jamaica is one of the most beloved beef patty joints in the city, Randy’s Take-Out. The local mainstay was packed this week in celebration of Jamaican Patty Day on Wednesday, February 23rd.
To celebrate this landmark day, we are pleased to announce that the inaugural #TorontoPattyFest presented by the Afro-Caribbean Farmers’ Market & @yorkeglintonbia will take place on August 6, 2022 in the heart of #LittleJamaicaTO #EglintonWest! pic.twitter.com/eSum1NYCzX
— York-Eglinton BIA (@YorkEglintonBIA) February 23, 2022
Sadly, Randy’s Take-Out has announced that it will officially be closing this coming Saturday, February 26th.
“Due to a variety of issues, including years of endless Metrolinx construction, 2 years of COVID, labour shortages, and aging owners, we have decided to close our doors and re-evaluate our next steps going forward,” the restaurant announced on Instagram.
The news has been met with an outpouring of support, including a message from Drake saying that he’d be willing to buy Randy’s Take-Out and save it from shutting down.
“I’ll buy Randy’s right now,” the star commented in an Instagram post about the news. We can only hope that this means good news for our patty cravings.
Maybe we’ll be catching sight of the 6ix God himself at Patty Fest this summer!