The Toronto Chocolate FestivalFun | Written on October 15, 2015
If you follow our blogs, you’ll know that we’re lovers of all things Liberty Village. From cafés to restaurants to stores to everything else in our eclectic and vibrant neighbourhood, we love being able to call this part of Toronto home. Our incredibly convenient location is also a recurring theme throughout our blogs. It allows us to take full advantage of everything happening in and around Toronto. The living is really good in Liberty Village.
And goodness should be rewarded, we believe. For this blog, that equates to a trip outside of our neighbourhood for the Toronto Chocolate Festival (TCF). A cool 15-20 minute commute by public transit (we told you that living in Liberty Village is really convenient) will get you to Roy Thomson Hall on Simcoe Street, the venue for one of the main events of this 23-day chocolate extravaganza. Convenience, convenience, convenience! For the Toronto Chocolate Festival, however, that’s only scratching the surface.
The Toronto Chocolate Festival, now in its 10th year, takes place from October 17 to November 8—that’s plenty of time to indulge in all the deliciousness that the 2015 fest will be offering. The list of events being featured leave very little yumminess to be desired and with several event locations, being able to indulge in this fantastic chocolate affair is that much easier.
For the duration of the Toronto Chocolate Festival, event goers will be able to download and redeem coupons for any number of participating pastry shops, chocolatiers and restaurants in the Toronto area that will be offering chocolately samples and treats. Additionally, as part of the Toronto Chocolate Festival, from October 17 to November 8, The King Edward Hotel will be serving Afternoon High Tea with chocolates and chocolate pastries. Delicious! The Toronto Chocolate Festival’s signature event— The Annual Chocolate Ball— takes place this year on Thursday, October 22nd at the Eglington Grand, and if that isn’t inviting enough, the theme this year is Cirque Du Chocolat. We’re sold! From chocolate drinks and desserts to a DJ, surprise guests, performers and an auction, there’s no denying that this is one of Toronto’s most highly anticipated annual events.
The ChocOlympics –yes, you read that correctly— takes place on November 5 and features a Media Chocolate Relay for Charity and on Sunday, November 8, Roy Thomson Hall will host the Luxury Chocolate Show which will feature chocolate exhibits, tastings, painting with chocolate, chocolate sculptures, roundtable classes and lots more.
This event is chocolate-lover’s dream! Ticket prices vary according to the event. For the Cirque du Chocolat Ball, tickets start at $125 and go up to $175, depending on what you would like to have included with your price of admission. Tickets for the Chocolate Media Relay Challenge at Cambria Studios on Parliament Street are $15 if purchased in advance and $20 at the door, and tickets for the Luxury Chocolate Show are $25 for general admission, $15 for children 5-12 (accompanied by an adult) and free for kids under 4. Tickets are available online or at the door only. For more information on tickets, visit the Toronto Chocolate Festival ticket page here.
There’s a world of chocolately deliciousness on the way and from Liberty Village we’re in a prime location to enjoy it to the fullest.
Cover photo by Lititzchocolatewalk