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Toronto Grilled Cheese Challenge is happening Saturday in Lakeshore Village in support of Women’s Habitat


Grilled Cheese Challenge takes place on Lake Shore Blvd W from Islington Ave to Second St featuring great bands, buskers, dancers, craft beer and of course incredible grilled cheese

Toronto, ON – The Lakeshore Village BIA is proudly hostinh the return of the 5th annual Grilled Cheese Challenge, proudly sponsored by Furlani. In support of Women’s Habitat, this dearly missed event will commence on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 11:00am to 9:00pm along Lakeshore Boulevard West from Islington (Seventh St) to Second St.  

The popular festival features Live music and other entertainment including dance, buskers, the Super Dogs, great bands and a performance stage at Second Street sponsored by Toronto Pearson Airport. The popular Great Lakes Brewery Beer garden is back and of course insanely good grilled cheese experiences.

“Let the fun begin. Furlani®, a family-friendly brand, is super excited to be the title sponsor of this year’s Grilled Cheese Challenge, a community event that will bring joy to everyone. “We are proud to be partnering with Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke, an amazing multi-service organization that works hard every day for the women and children in our community, impacted by violence and poverty. Please come by Furlani booth to enjoy some entertainment, and by Women’s Habitat booth to try a new Furlani® grilled cheese sandwich creation. All sandwich proceeds will go to funding their vital programs,” says Jackie Brenkel, Head of Marketing at Furlani Foods.

“The Grilled Cheese Challenge combines a delicious sandwich with the Lakeshore Village community. It’s been such an amazing experience being able to see not only locals, but everyone getting involved,” says Alison Tunley, board member of the Lakeshore Village BIA.  

As Ontario’s most significant celebration of grilled cheese sandwiches, this year’s festival is projected to attract 28,000+ attendees from Toronto and surrounding communities with exceptional food, live entertainment & special feature programming.  

For a unique incentive, the festival challenges local culinary enthusiasts to create one-of-a-kind grilled cheese sandwiches for a chance to win. There are 3 Prize Categories available and each winner will have the opportunity to select a gift card to a business within the Lakeshore Village BIA.  

  1. Best      Local – $700.00 gift-card voucher  
  2. Best      Home-Away – $700.00 gift-card voucher  
  3. Most      Creative – $300.00 gift-card voucher  

So, are you up for the challenge?    

Musical guests at the Grilled Cheese Challenge include: George Westerholm and The Wild Wildcats (11:00 AM – 11:45 AM), The James Clark Institute (12:05 PM – 1:05 PM), The Steve Stanley Band (1:25 – 2:25 pm), The Sandra Bouza Band (2:45 – 3:55 pm), Reggaddiction (4:14 pm – 5:25 pm), Luke and the Apostles (5:45 pm – 6:55 pm), Jersey Nights AKA Pauly and the Goodfellas (7:15 – 8:45 pm).

lead photo Toronto Grilled Cheese Challenge, Lakeshore Village BIA

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