Tragic as it may be, most of us probably won’t get to go on a holiday to the far East this summer. Luckily, one can avoid the vaccinations and the 21-hour flight while still enjoying all the delights of the Orient right here in the city. Now in its fourth year, the T&T Waterfront Night Market is running July 19th to 21st and will be featuring an array of culinary and lifestyle delights that celebrate multiculturalism in a way that only Toronto can. What will be the stinky tofu discovery of 2013? You’ll have to hit up the event to see for yourself.
The centerpiece of the market is the Vendors Alley, which will be serving up over 150 booths to choose from; from Diana’s Seafood and Ten Ren’s Tea to Dutch Frites and Me.n.u Food Truck. For those of us who yearn to wander the markets of Kowloon or Bangkok like Anthony Bourdain, among the choices is a foodie’s paradise putting forward a unique selection of Asian-themed “street food” alongside cuisine from other parts of the globe. For some retail therapy, on hand will be vendors of arts, jewelry and cultural souvenirs along with a showcase of community partners from non-profit and charitable organizations.
Adding to the experience, the Centre Stage will be keeping the crowd entertained with everything from live music to group exercise classes to Tae Kwon Do performances. Rounding out the market, there will also be a midway featuring rides and games, nightly film screenings by Asian directors, graffiti and sports competitions, and The Gateway Centre Kids Zone.