Bring Your Appetite
Night markets have been an integrated part of Asian culture since the Tang dynasty, meaning they’ve been around about 1,500 years. On August 9th, Toronto gets its own three-night celebration of this tradition when the Water Front Night Market returns to Ontario Place to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
Over 120,000 visitors are expected, recalling the bustling night bazaars of Thailand or Singapore. You’ll find a huge variety of pan-Asian dishes among the 150 vendors, showcasing Canada’s multiculturalism. Classic street foods you can expect to see include Philippino skewers; thin, savory Japanese cabbage pancakes known as okonomiyaki; all manner of shaved ice and milk teas; and lots of things made of the cult-fave vegetable known as ube, or the purple yam.
Billed as the ultimate festival of festivals, the Water Front Night Market includes a craft beer festival. There will also be actual crafts on sale as part of the Kr8ions market, as well as entertainment including a dance-off.