Street Eats Fest 2019 a huge success!

Presented by Equitable Bank, Street Eats Fest 2019 – raises $256,000 to support the CRC | Regent Park Community Food Centre’s programs for people experiencing poverty and food insecurity in the downtown east.

300 guests met Toronto’s top chefs up close as they served up their signature gourmet street food at Street Eats 2019! They also enjoyed premium Canadian wines by Magnotta, craft beers by Louis Cifer Brew Works and Radical Road Brewery, live music by the Loading Zone, the 40 Oaks Band, and a special appearance by youth drummers Dakota and Joey Myran from Toronto’s Council Fire Youth Drummers.

Guests also reached deeply into their pockets to support CRC’s critical work in Regent Park – helping us raise $256,000!

Our celebration of community, music and good food happened in our glass-fronted drop-in space at the CRC | Regent Park Community Food Centre, a dynamic spot that is used daily by over 250 participants to access meals, housing, advocacy support and much more.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Equitable Bank; Platinum Supporters Nelson Arthur Hyland Foundation and Sandra and Jim Pitblado; Gold Supporter the Honourable Margaret N. McCain; Silver Sponsors the Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada, The Daniels Corporation, Deacon Spears Fedson and Montizambert and DoubleDigit Sales, and a number of Individual Virtual Food Drivers.

An array of fabulous signature street-eats dishes were created and served up by 9 top Toronto chefs, who included: returning chefs Miriam Streiman of Mad Maple Farm, good food advocate Joshna Maharaj, Shawn Adler of Pow Wow Cafe, and The Flying Chestnut Kitchen, Patricia Chung of Singh’s Trini-Vibes, and new chefs Justin Cournoyer of Actinolite, Carl Heinrich and Ryan Donovan of Richmond Station, Jesse Luangrath of 416 Snack Bar, and (Milo) Aemilius Ramirez and lwrds duniam of Comiditas.

Our event host Talia Ricci of CBC brought a special warmth to the evening, reminding us all of why we were there – to create a more equitable community in Regent Park and the downtown east, through good food, dignified housing and skill building programs.

We’re also very grateful for support from Livewire, FMAV, Red Lion Productions, Chairman Mills, Sobey’s, Valumart, Excellent Choice Baskets and Starbucks Jarvis and Adelaide location.

A surprise live auction took place for a Serge Ibaka Foundation package for two that included Serge Ibaka’s own tickets at the Scotiabank Arena, NBA Championship hats and Serge Ibaka jerseys and a meet and greet opportunity with #9 himself!