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.

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

Save-The-Date: 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.

Fife House is planning a return of ‘A Taste for Life’ in Toronto on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

We are currently reaching out to and inviting restaurant owners and managers to partner with us on this year’s event. If you are an owner or manager of a restaurant establishment and would like to partner with Fife House on this year’s A Taste For Life event, please reach out to us at csabawi@fifehouse.org or call 416-205-9888 ext 222.

A list of participating restaurants will be posted on this page leading up to May 17th. In the meantime, 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!

You can also make a donation to Fife House via the donation form at the bottom of this page (it may take a moment to load) or click on this link to donate.

Note: Please note, that for safety and security reasons, Fife House will not be providing donation envelopes at participating restaurants, as we typically have done in previous editions of A Taste For Life. Instead, Fife House encourages donors to make their gifts directly to Fife House online, where they can then receive an automatic charitable tax receipt via email for donations $20 and over. To donate, simply scan the special QR code that can be found on A Taste For Life posters, tent cards and other promotional materials and you will be transported to this A Taste For Life webpage and you can make your online donation in the form at the bottom of this page. 

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.


The Blake House
449 Jarvis Street
(416) 975-1867
Reserve your table online
Queen Mother Cafe
208 Queen St. W.
(416) 598-4719
Call for reservations
Aviv Immigrant Kitchen
779 St. Clair Ave. W.
(416) 922-2433
Call for reservations
Rendez-vous Ethiopian
1408 Danforth Ave.
(416) 469-2513
Reserve your table online
465 Church St.
(416) 972-0887
Hair of the Dog
425 Church St.
(416) 964-2708
Call or email to reserve
100 Cumberland St.
(416) 964-2222
Reserve your table online
The Churchmouse: A Firkin Pub
475 Church St.
(416) 972-1735
Call to reserve
Bar Lala
176 Yonge St. (Lower level of Leña)
(416) 507-3378
Call for reservations
The Monkey Bar
3353 Yonge Street
(416) 486-2288
Call for reservations
La Vegan (Ethiopian)
1450 Danforth Ave.
(416) 546-8723
Reserve your table online
Charlotte’s Room
212 King St. W. (Lower Level)
(416) 977-9936
Call or email for reservations
O’Gradys on Church
518 Church St.
(416) 546-8723
Call to Reserve