Toronto's Taste of the Danforth festival cancelled for 2022- BIG DESAPPOINTMENT- (VIDEO) BIG LOSS OF REVENUE FOR THE LOCAL BUSSINESSES


The Taste of the Danforth has been called off.

Despite six months of talks with the city to address “logistical issues,” organizers of the popular three-night, two-day event said they just couldn’t make it work and have decided to “reimagine” this year’s event.

“The short timeline available to adapt the event to the changes in the street meant that Taste of the Danforth in 2022 was at too great a risk of not being as successful as in the past,” the Greektown on the Danforth Business Improvement Area (BIA) said in a statement posted to Twitter.

The business association said instead it would be hosting “localized” events on the strip.

“So now we’re going to take the time, working hand in hand with the city and all our partners, to put on the best Taste of the Danforth ever in 2023,” the BIA said.

Earlier this month, the BIA reiterated its request to remove designated bike lanes and curb lane CafeTO patios during the event.

At that time, City of Toronto spokesperson Brad Ross said Taste of the Danforth organizers must accept this “new reality,” if they want to move forward with their event.