Photos by Kyla Zanardi
TORONTO, ONTARIO — When people mention Toronto’s underground attraction, it’s usually the PATH they talk about, the immaculate 28-kilometre shopping complex that runs beneath the streets of the city’s downtown core. In 2011, though, “underground” took on a new, hip meaning thanks to the Toronto Underground Market (TUM), a showcase of food products made by home cooks and entrepreneurial chefs.
The market, held monthly at the Evergreen Brick Works, has introduced some spectacular food from pop-up eateries, including tacos from La Carnita and street eats from places like Comide del Pueblo and Sim Sim’s Cairo Street Eats. The May 5 event, billed as a Block Party, celebrated the huge variety of cuisine available in the city — and beyond. Among the vendors was Ottawa’s Stone Soup. Other notable attendees were JK Frites, run by chef Jamie Kennedy’s two sons, and Indonesian street food vendor Babi & Co.
Not only does the market and street food fair present an opportunity for delicious eats, it’s also a terrific chance to photograph the city’s diverse mix of people and cultures.
MORE ABOUT THE TORONTO UNDERGROUND MARKET
DATES AND TICKETS: The next event is scheduled for June 9, 2012, from 6-11 pm, but it is sold out. Tickets to the July 7 event go on sale on June 22 and cost $10. To find out about availability and how you can purchase tickets, visit the ticket page on the TUM website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC TRANSIT: TUM offers complimentary shuttle service from the Broadview Station to the Evergreen Brick Works every 30 minutes during the hours of the event.
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