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June 29, 2016
Local food, local music – Lovin' Local Food Fest announces lineup
Toronto's Lovin' Local Food Fest will take place Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Yonge-Dundas Square. The second annual event features the fare of local restaurants, food trucks, breweries and wineries along with a full day of entertainment. Admission is free.

Festival highlights include celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations, a food fight with celebrity judges, the announcement of Toronto's signature dish, live music, workshops and demonstrations, a pollinator garden display, a green street market and a family-fun zone.

"Local food contributes to a strong local economy and improves our resilience as a city," said Councillor Michelle Holland (Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest), Chair of Parks and Environment Committee. "I encourage Toronto residents to check out the festival for a taste of some of Toronto's best local food and music."

"A connection to local food is key to creating healthy communities in Toronto. The festival provides a wonderful opportunity for our homegrown artists and chefs to share their talents and tastes with us, their neighbours and friends," said Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale). "Come on out and celebrate what Toronto has to offer. Local food is for everyone to enjoy!"

On the Main Stage
12 noon – Ariana
1 p.m. – Tim Moxam Duo
2 p.m. – Chef Mike Ward
3 p.m. – Kayla Diamond
4 p.m. – The Heartbroken
5 p.m. – Toronto's Signature Dish announcement and Chef Challenge
6 p.m. – Andrew Allen
7 p.m. – Eric Zayne
8 p.m. – Karl Wolf

The South Stage will feature a variety of demonstrations and workshops, including how to preserve and ferment foods, plant a pollinator garden, make a bee hotel and more.

Festival sponsors include Chipotle Mexican Grill, Burt's Bees, Chelsea Hotel Toronto, Toronto Star, Metro, Metroland Media Toronto, 93.5 The MOVE and

Media are asked to register at the information booth on Yonge-Dundas Square. More information about the Lovin' Local Food Fest is available at

The festival is a production of Live Green Toronto, a City of Toronto program that promotes the greening of Toronto. More information about Live Green Toronto is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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