Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Noon to 4pm

Danforth Avenue (Broadview to Jackman Avenues)


Ten Top Danforth Chefs Celebrate DAD with a BBQ Feast Fit For a King!

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Participating Restaurants

Allens  de la mer  The Edmund Burke  Factory Girl  Globe Bistro  The Meat Department  Sidebar Danforth       

Lynn Crawford - The Food Network

Thrill of the Grill returns for its 9th year. This is a popular community event organized by the Danforth Business Improvement Area to showcase its merchants and excellent eateries, and to raise funds for kidney cancer research. This updated event will have many exciting new features:

  • Live Performance by Toronto band Fat Head Hazel 2:30-3pm
  • Enter to win a fabulous vacation for 2 to Panama Jack Resorts Cancun in Mexico
  • Test your golf skills at RBC's Virtual Reality Golf station
  • Kids stop into the Bob+Paige Salon's Colouring Corner and create a special crown for your dad or special Father's Day person.
  • The Danforth BIA is pleased to welcome our local Withrow Farmers' Market to this year's Thrill event.
Sebastian Clovis - HGTV's Home To Win & host of Save My Reno.

The Food Network’s Chef Lynn Crawford will co-host with Sebastian Clovis, HGTV/s Home To Win and host of Save My Reno. The event is chaired by Dr. Georg Bjarnason, Kidney Cancer specialist from the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook.

This year’s restaurants include Allen’s; Tapas at Embrujo; Cobs Bread; Sidebar; The Old Nick; Factory Girl; Globe Bistro; Edmund Burke, De La Mer fish market and butcher The Meat Department.

Meet our Celebrity Judging Panel: Chef Lora Kirk, Ruby WatchCo; Geoff Rohoman, 680 News; Sarah Wells, RBC Olympic Athlete, Hurdles & Relay; Norm Wilner of Now Magazine; Jodi Isenberg, Senior Editor, Life Section and New in Homes & Condos, Toronto Star; Hugh Burrill, Sportsnet FAN 590; Pamela Ross, Sunnybrook Foundation, and Dr. Georg Bjarnason, Odette Cancer Centre.

Sponsors include:, RBC, Pfizer Oncology, Toronto Star, Now Magazine, Loblaws, Excel Gum, Eska Water, Daniel et Daniel, Withrow Park Farmers' Market, bob + paige Salon, iPro Realty, Steam Whistle Beer, Second Cup, Neal Brothers kettle chips and the Danforth Music Hall

Your participation in the Thrill of the Grill supports kidney cancer patients at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and across the country. 

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Every $20 ticket includes:

  • The Feast Menu
    • Tapas at Embrujo - Andalusian spiced Chicken Skewers
    • The Edmund Burke - Grilled Chicken Wings
    • Globe Bistro - Maple BBQ Smoked Rib sausage with Cheddar Grits
    • Old Nick - Grilled beef sliders (spicy & mild)
    • Allens - Roast Lamb with Caraway Coleslaw on a Brioche Bun
    • Cobs Bread - Grilled cheese sandwiches & grilled pizza featuring Cobs varietals of bread & pizza bases
    • Factory Girl - BBQ Chicken Thighs
    • Sidebar - Sidebar Skewer, a medley of Sidebar favs
    • De La Mer - Grilled Salmon burgers & Salmon sausages
    • The Meat Department - Grilled Lamb skewers
  • The Feast Beverages
    • Gnarly Head Wine Samples
    • Steam Whistle Pilsner Samples
    • ESKA Water
    • Second Cup Summer Samples
  • 1 Contest Entry for a chance to win a fabulous vacation for 2 to Panama Jack Resorts Cancun in Mexico!

 $10 Ticket includes Corn, Drinks, and a Contest Entry


8 Years of Thrill of the Grill

Ribs Prepared
Attendees Fed
Money Raised for Sunnybrook