{Charity event} THE STOP’S Night Market at the Junction

Website: http://nightmarket.thestop.org/
Location: 181 Sterling Rd., Toronto, ON
When I attended: June 17th, 2015
Ticket Price: $100 for all-you-can-eat and drink. 19 +

Stop Night Market

The Stop ‘s Night Market

This was my first year attending The Stop’s Night Market and the sold-out event is worth all the hype. Located in an industrial lot at the Junction for the first year, the space was beautifully transformed into a gastronomical market with several one-of-a-kind food carts created by local designers.

Mother nature was on our side with clear skies and no humidity, making it a comfortable evening to be outdoors. Even though the event was on June 16th and 17th, many vendors were different on each night, making it worth while to buy tickets for both evenings.

Initially I thought that $100 is a lot for a ticket price, but after I had attended, I can assure you that the price is worth it.

Here are some of the reasons why it’s worth attending next year:

1. The FOOD was delicious and it was ‘all-you-can-eat’!

My fellow food blogger friend Vicky (@kiki_BFF) and I ate our way through most of the vendors. Needless to say, our bellies were happy!

There was a lot of chicken the night I attended, but each chef went all-out in ensuring that their dish was flavourful and beautifully plated. There are too many tasty dishes to pinpoint my favourite of the evening.

With 70 local chefs at the market, it was an amazing opportunity to meet them! Check out the full line up of food and drink vendors. 

Delicious Food

Delicious Food

2. It was all-you-can-drink with 25 local beverage vendors, including a few non-alcoholic options. 

The Stop's Night Market drinks

The Stop’s Night Market drinks

3. The market was well organized with quick line ups, and beautiful displays. There was even live entertainment to serenade us while we ate. Everyone looked happy! 

The Stop's Night Market displays

The Stop’s Night Market displays

4. ALL funds raised from the Stop’s Night Market went towards The Stop’s Community Food Centre’s critical anti-hunger programs. They were able to raise over $200, 000 which is incredible!

5. On top of supporting charity, ticket purchasers will receive a $25 tax receipt in the months following the event. The Stop is also giving back to attendees.

Please consider supporting The Stop’s Night Market next year, there is a reason why this event sells out every year. Follow them on Twitter @TheStopcCFC for updates.

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* Disclosure: My ticket was complimentary but the opinions in the post are entirely my own.

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