A Taste For Life 2016 - Wednesday, April 20th


Hope Made Delicious


On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, Torontonians will be invited once again to take part in A Taste for Life simply by dining out at a Taste restaurant. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their gross proceeds from the evening to support Fife House and people and families living with HIV/AIDS. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling the restaurants directly.

A Taste for Life is a restaurant-based fundraiser and one of Fife House's signature events. Last year, A Taste for Life raised more than $105,000 in support of Fife House with more than $130,000 in sales at participating restaurants and attracted over 3,500 diners. Now in it's 16th year, we hope to bring together 60 restaurants and raise $110,000. Due to the nature of the event and the commitment of volunteers, 93% of the money raised goes directly to programs and services at Fife House.

Taste diners are able to participate in our raffle the night of the event as a thank you for particpating. Our 2016 prizes include:

First Prize: Rainbow Cinemas VIP Pass. Unlimited entries for two people. (Value: $2500+)

Second Prize: TBA

Third Prize: Round trip ticket for two on VIA Rail from Toronto to Montreal. (Value: $700+)

Volunteer hosts are an integral aspect of this event. They invite their friends, family, coworkers and networks to dine at a restaurant at the event, helping us support the participating restaurants. If you are a volunteer host or are interesting in being one this year, you can access our 2016 Host Manual here.


Join Pride at Work for the official pre-dinner reception on April 20th
The 519 Community Centre from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. 

Featuring signature cocktails, canapes, music, unique networking opportunities, fabulous prizes and much more - all of this for a great cause! 100% of the proceeds of this event will be donated to Fife House.

Tickets are $20 - CLICK HERE to purchase yours now!

Then book a table at one of the participating restaurants for dinner after the reception.



If you own or manage a restaurant, and would like additional information on participation or you would like to become a volunteer host this year, please contact Sam Katz at skatz@fifehouse.org.

2016 Participating Restaurants

(As of February 8, 2016)


120 Diner

120 Church Street     Tel: 416.792.7725     Website: www.120diner.com/     Comfort

7 Numbers

Hosted by: Brad Thomas & Dwaine Elder
307 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.469.5183     Website: www.sevennumbers.com     Italian

A La Carte At The Gardiner *FOR LUNCH SERVICE*

111 Queens Park     Tel: 416-586-8096     Website: www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/visit/a-la-carte-at-the-gardiner  Contemporary


Hosted by: Ange Valenti
143 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.463.3086     Website: www.allens.to     Fresh Irish Fare

Aviv Mediterranean Restaurant                                            

328 Dupont Street     Tel: 416.922.2433     Website: www.avivrestaurant.ca   Mediterranean

The Blake House

Hosted by: James Watson & Lori Chambers
449 Jarvis Street     Tel: 416.975.1867     Website: www.theblakehouse.ca     Comfort/Contemporary

Braised Restaurant & Bar

896 Queen Street East     Tel: 416-519-6280     Website: www.braised.ca    Contemporary

Cafe La Gaffe

24 Baldwin St.     Tel: 416-596-2397     Website: www.cafelagaffe.com     French & Mediterranean

The Churchmouse A Firkin Pub

Hosted by: Robin Rhodes
475 Church Street     Tel: 416.927.1735     Website: www,firkinpubs.com/pubs/churchmouse-and-firkin  Casual/Pub Fare


Hosted by: Jill Robinson
519 Church Street    Tel: 416.355.6781    Website: www.fabarnak.com     Contemporary


17 Hayden Street     Tel: 416.323.0179     Website: www.focacciarestaurant.com      Italian

Gossip Restaurant

Hosted by: TD Canada Trust: Dimitra Hartsias, Branch Manager, Liberty Village
50 Prince Edward Island Cres. (CNE Grounds)     Tel: 416.596.6429     Website: www.gossiprestaurant.com     Mediterranean/International

Globe Bistro

124 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.466.2000     Website: www.globebistro.com     Local

Hair of the Dog

Hosted by: Andre Ceranto
425 Chruch Street     Tel: 416.964.2708    Website: www.hairofdogpub.com    Modern Canadian

Hawthorne Food & Drink

60 Richmond Street East     Tel: 647.930.9517     Website: www.hawthorneto.ca     Canadian Cuisine

Hey Lucy

229 Carlton St.     Tel: 416.901.9777      Website: www.heylucy.ca     Italian

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

Hosted by: Gail Poskitt
181 Bay Street     Tel: 416.308.5888     Website: www.kijapanese.com     Modern Japanese + Sushi

Leslie Jones

1182 Queen Street East    Tel: 416.463.5663     Website: www.lesliejones.ca  Canadian

Lolita's Lust

513 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.465.1751      Website: www.lolitaslust.ca      Mediterranean Cuisine

Magic Oven

798 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.462.0333      Website: www.magicoven.com     Organic Pizza & Pasta

Midi Bistro

168 McCaul St.     Tel: 416.977.2929     Website: www.midibistro.ca     French Bistro

Pan on the Danforth

516 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.466.8158     Website: www.panonthedanforth.com     Mediterranean

Peartree Restaurant

507 Parliament Street     Tel: 416.962.8190      Website: www.peartreerestaurant.ca/      Fresh & Diverse

Quattro 4 Ragazze Ristorante

1792 Danforth Avenue    Tel: 416.463.2655     Website: www.quattro4ragazze.com    Italian

Queen Mother Cafe

208 Queen Street West     Tel: 416.598.4719     Website: www.queenmothercafe.ca     Global Comfort

Rasa by the Food Dudes

196 Robert Street     Tel: 647.350.8221     Website: http://rasabar.ca/   Canadian

Rendez-Vous Restaurant Bar & Cafe

1408 Danforth Avenue     Tel: 416.469.2513     Website: www.dine.to/rendezvous     Ethiopian

Sambucas on Church

Hosted by: Hollie Devlin
489 Church Street     Tel: 416.966.3241     Website: www.sambucas.ca      Italian


100 Cumberland Street     Tel: 416.964.2222      Website: www.sassafraz.ca     French inspired Canadian Cuisine

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

895 Yonge Street     Tel: 416.962.2825      Website: www.sawasdeethaicuisine.ca   Thai

Smith Restaurant

553 Church St.     Tel: 416.926.2501     Website: www.smithrestaurant.com     Contemporary American

Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine

Hosted by: Lynne Patterson & Megan Sheppard
810 Queen Street East     Tel: 416.465.2500     Website: www.tabule.ca    Middle Eastern

Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine

2009 Yonge Street     Tel: 416.483.3747     Website: www.tabule.ca    Middle Eastern

Wish Restaurant

Hosted by: CIBC Pride Network: John Vieira & Barry Dion
3 Charles St. East     Tel: 416.935.0240     Website: www.wishintoronto.com     International/Contemporary