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July 20–22, 2012

Free Skating on the Natrel Rink

Open Daily
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Skating

Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! Skate & helmet rentals available. Call the Rink Hotline at 416 954 9866 to confirm today’s hours.

World Café

Friday, July 20, 2012
6:00pm –11:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Taco Takedown Featured Chef: Vanessa Yeung

Friday, July 20, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Find yourself at the intersection of food, music and culture in this fun-filled spicy celebration featuring chef/cooking class instructor Vanessa Yeung.

Taco Takedown Featured Chef: Luis Valenzuela

Friday, July 20, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Find yourself at the intersection of food, music and culture in this fun-filled spicy celebration featuring chef Luis Valenzuela.

Taco Takedown Featured Chef: Matt Basile

Friday, July 20, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Find yourself at the intersection of food, music and culture in this fun-filled spicy celebration featuring self-proclaimed "rebel-without-a-kitchen" Matt Basile, a.k.a Fidel Gastro.

Taco Takedown Featured Chef: Aaron Foster

Friday, July 20, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Find yourself at the intersection of food, music and culture in this fun-filled spicy celebration featuring chef Aaron Foster.

Taco Takedown Featured Chef: Sang Kim

Friday, July 20, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Find yourself at the intersection of food, music and culture in this fun-filled spicy celebration featuring restaurant consultant/writer Sang Kim.

Taco Takedown

Friday, July 20, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Find yourself at the intersection of food, music and culture in this fun-filled spicy celebration featuring: Sang Kim, Vanessa Yeung, Matt Basile, Luis Valenzuela, Aaron Foster, Paula Costa and Peter Minaki!

Taco Takedown Host: Mary Luz Mejia

Friday, July 20, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Find yourself at the intersection of food, music and culture in this fun-filled spicy celebration. Mary Luz Mejia hosts.

Taco Takedown Featured Chefs: Paula Costa and Peter Minaki

Friday, July 20, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Find yourself at the intersection of food, music and culture in this fun-filled spicy celebration featuring chefs and food bloggers Paula Costa and Peter Minaki.

Red Hot Market

Friday, July 20, 2012
7:00pm –12:00am

A world of heat and spice is at your fingertips in this diverse market!

Catherine Jheon: Host

Friday, July 20, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Catherine Jheon hosts our Zone 5 and Lakeside Terrace venues.

Food Demonstration: Toronto Garlic Festival

Friday, July 20, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

The Toronto Garlic Festival features Top Chef Canada's Elizabeth Rivasplata, preparing her favourite garlic-infused dishes while discussing the merits of cooking with Ontario garlic with a local garlic farmer. Elizabeth will be demonstrating Roast Garlic and Green Pea Soup and Sweet Garlic Glazed Back Ribs.

Farmer's Market

Saturday, July 21, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Pick-up some of the best in local Ontario produce at Hot & Spicy’s farmer’s market!

Red Hot Market

Saturday, July 21, 2012
12:00pm –12:00am

A world of heat and spice is at your fingertips in this diverse market!

World Café

Saturday, July 21, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Exploring the Urban Orchard with Not Far From the Tree

Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Walk into the urban orchard and discover a taste of what our city has to offer!

Catherine Jheon: Host

Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Catherine Jheon hosts our Zone 5 and Lakeside Terrace venues.

Hot & Spicy: Past/Present/Future featuring Banjara Indian Cuisine and Roti Cuisine of India

Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

In this series, participants from the past 15 years of Hot & Spicy select and pair up with an up-and-coming chef to watch in the local food scene!

Tricia Williams: Host

Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:30pm – 7:00pm

Tricia Williams hosts our Zone 5 and Lakeside Terrace venues.

Hot & Spicy Smokehouse – Slow Food Toronto

Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Enjoy a world of smoky flavours with a smoked sausage demonstration by Alex Carr-White of Marben!

Iron Chef Competition: Semi-Finals

Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Witness innovators in the local and international culinary scene as they go head-to-head in one nail-biting competition!

Hands On Hot & Spicy: Canning Seminar with Andrew Chase

Saturday, July 21, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Learn everything you need to know about making and canning spicy pickles with Andrew Chase!

Hot & Spicy Smokehouse featuring Zane Caplansky from Caplansky’s

Saturday, July 21, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Enjoy a world of smoky flavours with a demonstration by Zane Caplansky from Caplansky’s!

Iron Chef Competition: Semi-Finals

Saturday, July 21, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Witness innovators in the local and international culinary scene as they go head-to-head in one nail-biting competition!

Hot & Spicy: Past/Present/Future featuring Emily Richards with Jesse Lauzon of Springridge Farm

Saturday, July 21, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

In this series, participants from the past 15 years of Hot & Spicy select and pair up with an up-and-coming chef to watch in the local food scene!

Hot & Spicy Smokehouse featuring David Neinstein from Barque Smokehouse

Saturday, July 21, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Enjoy a world of smoky flavours with demonstrations by some of the top chefs in the city!

Hands On Hot & Spicy: Foraging Seminar with Slow Food Toronto

Saturday, July 21, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Learn the ins and outs of foraging around the city with a representative from Slow Food Toronto!

Hot & Spicy: Past/Present/Future featuring Steve Gonzalez and Kevin Chica-Vera

Saturday, July 21, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

In this series, participants from the past 15 years of Hot & Spicy select and pair up with an up-and-coming chef to watch in the local food scene!

TECHmunch Toronto Food Blogger Conference

Sunday, July 22, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

TECHmunch is making its debut in Toronto to serve up tasty strategies for food blogger success!

TECHmunch Toronto Food Blogger Conference

Sunday, July 22, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

TECHmunch is making its debut in Toronto to serve up tasty strategies for food blogger success!

Red Hot Market

Sunday, July 22, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

A world of heat and spice is at your fingertips in this diverse market!

Farmer's Market

Sunday, July 22, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Pick-up some of the best in local Ontario produce at Hot & Spicy’s farmer’s market!

World Café

Sunday, July 22, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Hands On Hot & Spicy: Canning Seminar with Andrew Chase

Sunday, July 22, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Learn everything you need to know about making and canning spicy pickles with Andrew Chase!

Exploring the Urban Orchard with Not Far From the Tree

Sunday, July 22, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Walk into the urban orchard and discover a taste of what our city has to offer!

Tricia Williams: Host

Sunday, July 22, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Tricia Williams hosts our Zone 5 and Lakeside Terrace venues.

Street Food Spotlight featuring Sim Sim's Cairo Street Eats

Sunday, July 22, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

This special series of food demos will help you discover some of the incredible street food that is sweeping Toronto! Featuring Sim Sim’s Cairo Street Eats.

Food Demonstration: Spicy Mexican Flavours with Chef Arturo Anhalt

Sunday, July 22, 2012
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Take a tour of spicy Mexican flavours with chef and owner of Milagro Cantinas, Arturo Anhalt.

Catherine Jheon: Host

Sunday, July 22, 2012
1:30pm – 4:30pm

Catherine Jheon hosts our Zone 5 and Lakeside Terrace venues.

Iron Chef Competition: Finals

Sunday, July 22, 2012
2:00pm – 3:30pm

In this intense finale to our Iron Chef competition, the two winners from Saturday’s semi-finals go head to head!

Street Food Spotlight featuring Big E's Grinds

Sunday, July 22, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

This special series of food demos will help you discover some of the incredible street food that is sweeping Toronto! Featuring Big E’s Grinds.

Food Demonstration: The Flexitarian Life with Nettie Cronish

Sunday, July 22, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Local vegetarian hero Nettie Cronish will demonstrate Roasted Curry Cashew Paste with Cauliflower and Peas – a recipe flexible enough to please both vegetarians and carnivores alike!

Hot & Spicy 15th Anniversary Doughnut Giveaway

Sunday, July 22, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Who needs birthday cake when you can have a doughnut? Enjoy a Hot & Spicy themed doughnut in celebration of the festival’s 15th anniversary!

Hands On Hot & Spicy: Foraging Seminar with Slow Food Toronto

Sunday, July 22, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Learn the ins and outs of foraging around the city with a representative from Slow Food Toronto!

Street Food Spotlight featuring Cynthia Pacheco of Curbside Bliss Cupcakes

Sunday, July 22, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

This special series of food demos will help you discover some of the incredible street food that is sweeping Toronto! Featuring Cynthia Pacheco of Curbside Bliss Cupcakes.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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