Thrill of the Grill 2019

Celebrating its tenth anniversaryThrill of the Grill has become a Toronto tradition. An event that offers menu choices to excite every palate. This year, eight distinct Danforth restaurants and food shops will fire up the BBQ’s in a saucy, sumptuous celebration of summer. You won’t want to miss it.

Thrill of the Grill 2019 kicks off on June 22 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

All-inclusive $25 tickets go on sale May 16th

Historical Highlights – A look back at a Decade of Decadent BBQ!

  • Thrill of the Grill got off to a modest start in 2010, serving sliders on a vacant lot at the corner of Danforth and Ellerbeck Avenues.
  • Since 2012, when Thrill of the Grill first started raising money for kidney cancer research, over $120,000 has been donated to the Sunnybrook Foundation.
  • The Food Network Celebrity Chef and best-selling author Lynn Crawford emceed her first Thrill of the Grill in 2012. Chef Lynn will take to the mic again this year.
  • In 2015, Thrill of the Grill was held on the Bloor Viaduct to celebrate the City of Toronto’s official lighting of the luminous veil. It was Thrill’s first night time event.
  • Mystery bags-for-sale made their debut in 2017. This year the popular bags will be back and better than ever.

Cocktail shaker: To celebrate 10 years, a special Tenth Anniversary Thrill of the Grill cocktail will be available for purchase. Created by our sponsor Select Wine, the Thrill Me, Chill Me Anniversary Cocktail will be a perfect sparkling toast to 10 Years! 

Live Performance by Toronto band Fat Head Hazel. 

Photo credit: Cat Grant

 Fat Head Hazel puts their unique spin on hits from your favourite artists from Van Morrison to ACDC

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The Sunflower Project

In celebration of BD Beats, BIA business member @cobsdanforth (156 Danforth Ave.) will be spearheading ‘The Sunflower Project’ , a fundraiser in support of a Ukrainian family’s recent resettlement in Toronto. Vibrant solar powered sunflowers (the official flower of Ukraine) will be available beginning at noon on June 4 with proceeds going directly to the family. A group of volunteer youth will be selling the sunflowers for a minimum donation of $20 each at the BIA CafeTO parkette located in the curb lane enclosure in front of COBS. The goal is to sell one hundred sunflowers by 3pm. For those unable to attend but wishing to make a donation, please click below


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