A Taste For Life

Close up image of a plate of salad with greens, strawberry and nuts on the left. It is set on a wooden surface with a blue and white gingham striped tablecloth to the right.
Thank you for supporting Fife House and ‘A Taste For Life’ 2023!

Please mark your calendars for the next “A Taste For Life” event on Wednesday, April 17, 2024!

Call for Partners: If you are a restaurant/food establishment owner and manager and would like to partner with us or want more information about A Taste For Life (ATFL) 2024, please reach out to us at ask@fifehouse.org

Stylized image of a logo featuring a fork and knife designed to look like a red ribbon. Next to it are the words A Taste for Life.Since 2001, the “A Taste for Life” (ATFL) annual event have raised more than $1.5 million for Fife House’s programs and services in support of people and families living with HIV/AIDS. Fife House is enormously grateful and very appreciative to all of our restaurant partners, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters who have supported this wonderful initiative over the years.

The concept is simple: Restaurant establishments in Toronto partner with Fife House to host A Taste For Life, and in so doing, commit to donating a portion of their sales for the event to Fife House. Friends and supporters of Fife House are encouraged to make reservations and/or drop in for a delicious meal during A Taste of Life at any of the participating partner restaurants. In addition, diners are also encouraged to make individual donations to Fife House as well.

The event began in 1999 as a joint fundraising initiative between Bruce House and the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation in Ottawa, and has since grown to include other organizations across Canada. In Toronto, A Taste For Life is organized by Fife House, in partnership with various restaurant partners, and all funds raised locally goes towards Fife House.

A TASTE FOR LIFE 2023

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

A Taste for Life was last held in-person in 2019. 35 restaurant partners  and hundreds of diners helped raised more than $100,000 for Fife House. The outbreak of the COVID19 in 2020 pandemic meant that the event had to go on hiatus, and we are saddened that many of our restaurant partners in Toronto have closed their doors permanently due to the pandemic. As pandemic restrictions were eased, we are grateful to partners like Maison Selby which hosted a Drag Brunch in support of Fife House in 2022!

Fife House is pleased to announce the return of the in-person ‘A Taste for Life’ event, to be held in Toronto on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

The following is the list of participating restaurants that will be partnering with Fife House to hold the ‘A Taste for Life’ event on May 17th. Please save the date and make plans to have a meal and/or drinks with your friends and family at one of these restaurants! Fife House thanks you for your generosity and support!

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Thank you to our sponsor for ATFL 2023!


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Participating Restaurants for ‘A Taste for Life 2023’

This list will be updated regularly, as new restaurants and establishments come on board, so check back often! We encourage you to make reservations directly with the restaurant/establishment ahead of time to reserve your spot and avoid disappointment.

Rendez-vous Ethiopian
1408 Danforth Ave.
(416) 469-2513
rendezvousethiopianrestaurant.com
Reserve your table online

Woody’s 
465 Church St.
(416) 972-0887
woodystoronto.com

Hair of the Dog
425 Church St.
(416) 964-2708
hairofthedogpub.ca
Call or email to reserve

Sassafraz 
100 Cumberland St.
(416) 964-2222
sassafraz.ca
Reserve your table online

The Churchmouse: A Firkin Pub
475 Church St.
(416) 972-1735
firkinpubs.com/thechurchmouse…
Call to reserve

The Monkey Bar
3353 Yonge St.
(416) 486-2288
themonkeybar.ca
Call or email to reserve

Bar Lala
(inside Lena Restaurante)
176 Yonge St.
(416) 507-3388
 lenarestaurante.com/bar-lala
Visit website to reserve

O’Grady’s on Church
518 Church St.
(416) 323-2822
ogradyschurch.com
Call to reserve

Charlotte’s Room
212 King St. W
(416) 977-9936
charlottesroom.com
Call to reserve

La Vegan Ethiopian
1450 Danforth Avenue
(416) 546-8723
laveganethiopian.com
Call to reserve

Fife House gratefully thanks and acknowledges all our restaurant partners for A Taste For Life 2023!