Grilled Cheese Festival Back for 3rd Year in a Row

New Toronto, ON –  On June 9th, 2018  from 11am to 6pm, the Lakeshore Village Bia welcomes back the 3rd annual Grilled Cheese Challenge Festival.  It is a one day festival with great food, live entertainment, and children’s activities. The festival will be located on Lakeshore Blvd West between Islington (7th Street) to 3rd Street.  The Grilled Cheese Challenge is Ontario’s only celebration of the grilled cheese sandwich in the heart of New Toronto, and will be supporting Women’s Habitat this year. It is projected that this year’s festival will have over 14,000 attendees.

The festival challenges food professionals to create one of a kind grilled cheese sandwiches and compete for the ultimate grand prize of $1000. Second place wins $300 and third place wins $100. Food lovers are able to try the best grilled cheese sandwiches on earth and have a say in who wins through voting ballots.  The People’s Choice Award has three categories Best Tasting, Most Inventive and Best Gourmet.  Each category winner will receive a $100 prize.

“It is exciting to see how this festival continues to grow each year.  For the community and our members, having thousands of people discovering all the great food businesses in Lakeshore Village area is having such positive impact.” said Carol Leddon-Cusson board member for the Lakeshore Village BIA.

For the first time, the festival will have a road closure along festival route.

For more information please visit the official Grilled Cheese Challenge website.

For media inquiries:

Stefany Singh, Principle

Stefany Singh Strategy Consulting

416-275-5746

Stefany.Singh@rogers.com

 

About The Grilled Cheese Challenge Festival:

The Grilled Cheese Challenge Festival is in its 3rd year and takes place in New Toronto.  It is Ontario’s only celebration of the grilled cheese sandwich.  This unique festival challenges food professionals to create one of a kind grilled cheese sandwiches and compete for the ultimate win.  Food lovers are able to try the best grilled cheese sandwiches on earth and have a say in who wins.  The challenge is real!  The sandwiches are amazing!  The festival is an initiative of the Lakeshore Village Business Improvement Area and has seen 100% growth year over year.

 

About The Lakeshore Village Business Improvement Area (BIA):

The Lakeshore Village BIA was established over 40 years ago and is made up of business and building owners along Lake Shore Blvd West in New Toronto from Dwight Avenue to 12th. St. The Lakeshore Village BIA works collaboratively with Longbranch, Mimico and Mimico by the Lake BIAs to enhance the entire South Etobicoke Area. Lakeshore Village is part of the City of Toronto’s Waterfront communities and is enjoying a boom in residential development, housing sales, new businesses and benefiting from an influx of new Canadians and young families.

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