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.

Mark your calendars!

The next “A Taste For Life” event is taking place 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 2024

#ATFL2024 — Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Dine out at participating restaurants to support Fife House and help provide supportive housing and services for vulnerable community members and families living with HIV/AIDS.

 

Fife House is pleased to once again announce the date for our delicious annual fundraising event, A Taste for Life. Building upon the remarkable momentum and support we received last year, we are thrilled to invite you to be a part of this special event once again.

A Taste for Life is all about enjoying a delicious meal out and coming together as a community to make a meaningful difference in support of vulnerable community members and families living with HIV/AIDS, and experiencing housing insecurity/homelessness.

Our generous restaurant partners have pledged to donate a portion of their revenue from that day to Fife House, so you will be supporting Fife House simply by eating at participating restaurants on the day of the event, and your presence adds to the collective impact we can make together. However, we encourage and invite you to consider making a personal donation to Fife House as well to further your impact and support for Fife House.

This year, as an expression of our gratitude for your participation, supporters who dine out at participating restaurants on April 17 will have the chance to enter an exciting raffle to win prizes, including a grand prize of two Westjet flight tickets. 

Click here or scroll down to the donation form below to make a donation.

Thank you to our sponsors for ATFL 2024!

Why Participate in A Taste For Life?

  • Support Fife House and help to provide critical supportive housing and services for vulnerable community members living with HIV/AIDS
  • Support a good cause and make a positive difference to the community while having a delicious meal and having a great time with family, friends and/or colleagues
  • Support community-spirited local businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic

Together, we are working towards building a more equitable and inclusive city for everyone to call home.

So save the date and make plans to share a meal or drinks with your family, friends and/or colleagues at any one of the participating restaurants listed below. Your presence and support mean the world to us, and together, we can create lasting change. We look forward to seeing you at a participating restaurant on April 17th for ‘A Taste For Life’! 

Prizes to be won in 2024!

Three circles containing images of different things: a Westjet plane, Lush cosmetics products, and a Glad Day bookshop gift card.Stand a chance to win fantastic prizes simply by eating out at a participating restaurant/establishment on April 17th for ‘A Taste for Life’.
  • Grand Prize: A pair of tickets to anywhere Westjet flies*
  • Second Prize: A set of personal care products from Lush*
  • Third Prize: A gift voucher from Glad Day Bookstore*

*To join the raffle, simply eat in or order take-out at a participating restaurant, keep your receipt, and enter your information on the online raffle form which will be available from Wednesday, April 17 until midnight on Friday, April 19, when the contest closes. Conditions apply. 

This contest is now closed. Winners will be notified and announced on Fife House’s social media accounts on Monday, April 22, 2024. 

Participating Restaurants for A Taste For Life 2024

Woody's on Church

@WoodysonChurch  |  467 Church St  |  416-972-0887  |   Directions

Known as Toronto’s queer Cheers, Woody’s has become one of the city’s friendliest and most welcoming bars since its establishment in 1989. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and featuring up-and-coming drag performers, Woody’s remains a staple in Toronto’s ‘‘Village”

AVIV Immigrant Restaurant

avivimmigrantkitchen.ca |  779 St Clair Ave W  |  416-922-2433  |  Directions

AVIV Immigrant Kitchen, led by Chef Cesar Naranjo and owner Robert Chee, offers a diverse culinary experience inspired by global influences. Maria Perez leads the team in creating spectacular, home-inspired dishes, embodying the meaning of “Aviv.” 

Queen Mother Cafe

queenmothercafe.ca  |  208 Queen Street W |  416-598-4719   Directions 

Queen Mother Cafe is one of Toronto’s most diverse restaurants, renowned for its garden patio and global comfort dishes like Khao Soy Gai, Red Curry Seafood Hot Pots and Chicken & Shrimp Pad Thai.

Charlottes Room

charlottesroom.com  |  212 King Street W  |  416-997-9936  |  Directions 

Charlotte’s Room provides a perfect blend of timeless charm and energetic ambiance, with pool tables, arcade games, and tasty food and drinks. Its cheeky attitude and lively atmosphere make it a favourite spot for patrons seeking a no-nonsense, fun-filled evening.

The Blake House

theblakehouse.ca  | 449 Jarvis St  | 416-975-1867  |   Directions 

The Blake House, a cherished landmark constructed in 1891, proudly embodies Toronto’s rich architectural legacy. Visitors are warmly welcomed to explore its rich history and enjoy the acclaimed sunny patio or the allure of its original wood-burning fireplace.

Rendez-Vous Ethiopian-Restaurant

rendezvousethiopianrestaurant.com | 1408 Danforth Ave  | 416-469-2513  |   Directions 

Experience the genuine flavors of Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine at Rendezvous Restaurant, where a variety of vegetarian, vegan, lamb, beef, chicken, gluten-free, and halal dishes await. Indulge in the traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, complete with the captivating aroma of freshly roasted coffee and the sweet scent of burning frankincense. 

The Monkey Bar

themonkeybar.ca |  3353 Yonge St  | 416-486-2288  |   Directions 

The Monkey Bar is North Toronto’s favourite neighbourhood restaurant, offering a contemporary bistro menu that includes seafood, meat, pasta, and vegetarian dishes. Many of their menu items are gluten- and paleo-friendly and utilize local and organic ingredients and sustainable seafood, where possible.

Hair of the Dog

hairofthedogpub.ca  |  425 Church St  | 416-964-2708  |   Directions 

The food is amazing, the portions are generous and staff give the best service in the area. The patio at Hair of the Dog has been voted one of the top ten in downtown Toronto, not to mention the best in the neighbourhood. The large space features three fountains and a stone pond with ornamental grasses, the tables adjoining the pond are favourites among regulars, soon to be regulars, owners and staff alike.

The Churchmouse: A Firkin Pub

firkinpubs.com/thechurchmouseandfirkin  |  475 Church St  | 416-927-1735  |   Directions 

Located in the heart of Church Street in Toronto, this British-style pub has a ton of food and drink options whether you’re wanting to grab a bite to eat or wanting a good place to get a drink with friends. Upon entering, seat yourself and you’ll eventually get menus. Tons of options are available on their menu and you’ll definitely find something to eat whether it’s a quick bite like nachos or poutine or a salad burger or sandwich.

Sassafraz

sassafraz.ca  |  100 Cumberland St | 416-964-2222  |   Directions 

A beloved local landmark, Sassafraz has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary Canadian cuisine, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service for over two decades. The iconic little house and its romantic interior make it one of the most stunning restaurants in Toronto.

Tabule on Yonge

tabuleyonge.com  |  2009 Yonge  St | 416-483-3747 |   Directions 

Located in the heart of midtown Toronto, Tabule is an emerging hot spot which surpasses expectations. Patrons from all four corners of the city travel to a unique dining experience that features the exotic flavours of the Middle East. The chef’s special cultural expertise and interpretation of traditional dishes has created a menu that will delight your senses.