The Good Food and Drink Festival Comes to Exhibition Place

Chef Vikram Vij, photo Jordan Junck
Chef Vikram Vij, photo Jordan Junck

By Lori Bosworth

Tired of staying in during this long Toronto winter? Time to get out and enjoy the Good Food and Drink Festival at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place from April 3-6, 2014. You’ll be able to taste gourmet foods, beer, wine and spirits from a variety of exhibitors and listen to guest speakers discuss various food- and drink-related topics. Special guest Chef Vikram Vij, restaurateur and new Dragon’s Den judge, will be presenting a live stage demo of Indian cooking on Sunday, April 16, 2014.

Chef Vikram Vij, photo Jordan Junck
Chef Vikram Vij, photo Jordan Junck

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can attend the festival party preview. For $50 per person, you’ll receive a VIP gift bag, 10 sampling tickets, gourmet food and drink pairings and a gourmet cheese tasting courtesy of the Dairy Farmers. VIP tickets may be purchased online.


We are hosting two giveaways of two general admission tickets each to the Good Food and Drink Festival. In order to be entered in the contest, participants must complete at least two of the following steps. Bonus entries for additional steps. Contest closes on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. EST.
1) Like Torontonicity’s Facebook page (If you have already liked our Facebook page, this counts as one step.)
2) Post a comment at the bottom of this blog post e.g. “My favourite food is…”.
3) Retweet on Twitter.
4) Like and share blog post on Google Plus.

Sample tickets are $20 for 20 and can be redeemed for wine, beer and spirits. Vendors will determine sample prices.

See guest speakers on the Taste Culinary Stage including:

  • Dee Brun, The Cocktail Deeva
  • Dr. Joey Shulman
  • Tim Everett, Whole Foods Market
  • Julia Hanna, The Healthy Fam 
  • Frankie Flowers
  • Fina Scroppo

Some of the exhibitors at the Good Food and Drink Festival include Balzac’s Coffee, Craft Brew Limited, British Baked Goods, Creemore Springs Brewery, Pelee Island Winery, Love Child Organics, Harris Tea Company, Frank Correnti Cigars, Dr. Joey’s Skinny Chews, Rockway Vineyards, Kawartha Dairy Ltd., Udi’s Gluten-Free and Granville Island Brewery.

Be sure to enter the contest to win a trip to Europe courtesy of Air Transat.

Tickets are General Admission $12 online and $15 at the door; Seniors (65+) $11 online and at the door; and Kids 12 and under Free when accompanied by an adult. Couples package is $50 and includes two regular admission tickets and 30 sampling tickets.

Festival hours are Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (19+ party preview), Friday from 12 noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Good Food and Drink Festival takes place at the Direct Energy Centre, Hall D at Exhibition Place in Toronto from April 3-6, 2014.

This contest appears on


  1. Would love to go to the Good Food & Drink Festival!

    Liked & shared on Facebook.

    Retweeted on twitter @dreamflyer100

  2. I like you on facebook NicoleFlax,
    My favourite food is any type of doughnut.
    I follow and re-tweeted on twitter as nicoleroannef

  3. My favourite food is sushi!

    Liked on Facebook
    Retweeted on Twitter (@AdrienneDLR)
    Liked & Shared on Google+

    🙂 Thanks!

  4. I like you on Facebook (Natalie Tam)
    My favourite food is ravioli.
    I re-tweeted as @torlonias.


  5. * Liked on Facebook — Rachelle T
    * Retweeted — @privyseel
    * Fave food are dumplings of any variety

  6. I like you on FB: Cheryl Andrews-Morreale
    My Favourite food is sushi
    I retweeted as @loucheryl
    I shared and + on Google +

Comments are closed.