Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for TAIWANfest

Immerse yourself in the richness of Taiwanese culture at TAIWANfest, August 26–28! This year’s celebration will change your perception of Asia by showcasing the cultural conversation between Taiwan and Hong Kong through cooking demonstrations, family events and live music by top Taiwanese acts.

Toronto not only has one of the most diverse populations in the world, but is also home to incredible chefs and an ethnic mosaic of culinary creations. But how will local talents from Toronto do when chefs hailing from Taiwan and Hong Kong come to compete? Come find out by watching the Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Taiwan vs. Hong Kong vs. Canada!

While you’re on site, don’t forget to take a look through Harbourfront Centre’s Lakeview Market! The market is filled with products and merchandise as culturally diverse, unique and beautiful as Toronto itself.

Be sure to stop by African Bead Boutique! Capturing the vibrant energy of Africa’s artisanal handicraft scene with their fair trade and eco-friendly products, African Bead Boutique uses wire and beads to create bright and bold home décor, wall art, accessories and more.

If you’re looking for a jewellery line that’s as unique as it is beautiful, then look no further then COVEN by Sonia Kang! COVEN focuses on small-scale production and environmentally sustainable practices that allow them to create fine jewellery in the comfort of the designer’s private Queen West studio. These alternative and intricate designs are unlike any other jewellery out there!

Want to take some of the positivity from Harbourfront Centre and TAIWANfest home with you after all the fun is over? Check out Forever Teez in the Lakeview Market. Forever Teez possesses a wonderfully contagious attitude that is evident in all their products. They carry a variety of t-shirts, as well as other items, with uplifting and encouraging words on them in order to not only brighten the day of the person wearing them, but of everyone around them.

So come by TAIWANfest and enjoy incredible live acts, a friendship picnic, a grand tea reception, demonstrations and so much more. Just don’t forget to try some bubble tea and milk tea to decide which you prefer before heading home tired and happy!