2017 Sweetery Vendors
Celebrating the world of confectionery is what this festival is all about. Our very own local chefs and students will be showcasing their culinary talents at David Pecaut Square on Aug 12-13. A variety of sweet treats and summer eats will be ready at your pleasure. Bring out your friends and family and try a variety of innovative creations.Vendor List
Integrated George Brown College Program
The post-grad students of the Advance French Patisserie class will be creating masterful French pastries as part of their final evaluation to serve to festival goers. Attendees will have a chance to interact with aspiring students face-to-face for those who may be interested in enrolling in a program or who may be intrigued by their inspirations or culinary techniques. Moreover, visitors will get a chance to be their very own food critic/judge by offering their feedback that will contribute to their final grading.GBC Student Chef Profiles
Benefiting the Second Harvest Community Charity
Sweetery is very excited to be partnering with Second Harvest as our official community sponsor this year. Second Harvest is the largest food rescue program in Canada. Since 1985, Second Harvest has been picking up donated, surplus food, which would otherwise go to waste, and delivering that food to over 220 social service community agencies in Toronto.
Promoting local communities has been our utmost priority in not only supporting our local eateries but also giving back to our local charities. This summer, Sweetery will be hosting six activity tents in which participants will get a chance to compete in a series of sweet related games by giving a donation that will solely benefit Second Harvest. The winner of these games which include a candy test, gumball shake, rocket tower and a pixie stick drop, will win a “sweet” prize. Be sure to stop by these fun-filled interactive tents with your friends and family to get a shot at winning some prizes while also helping your local charity!Learn More
Meet the Celebrity Chef
Having captured the hearts of Canadians on Masterchef Canada Season 2, Christopher Siu is determined to make his baking dreams a reality. A pharmacist by day and baker by night, he creates innovative sweets inspired by memories of his childhood and familiar flavours he grew up with. All sweets are created with heavily reduced sugar content (including macarons) and utilize innovative flavours and techniques.
Enjoy Live Music
Introducing Sweetery Live Performances right on the stage of David Pecaut Square. Throughout the two day festival, indulge in some sweet beats offered by our local bands and vocal artists. Performances are open to the public free of charge and start in the afternoon and right into the evening.
Click through to find out who’s performing!
Taste Bud Challenge
Bring out your inner competitiveness because Sweetery will be hosting a series of fun-filled, interactive games that will not only score you a “Sweet” prize but also will be benefiting our community sponsor, Second Harvest. For a small donation (or a large one), you will be able to test your knowledge and your wits in six different challenges ranging from a candy trivia to a gumball shake!
Lego Batman Movie Night
On Saturday Night, Sweetery will be hosting its very own movie night right on the lawns of David Pecaut Square! Grab your comfy clothes and your favourite sweet from our very own vendors and enjoy this year’s block-buster franchise, Lego Batman. Starring Will Arnett, Michael Cera and Rosario Dawson, Lego Batman is about a cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne who must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.
The movie will start at approximately 9:00pm with weather permitting.