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The Rescue Party

An exquisite culinary event and special concert, building on the 30-year legacy of Toronto Taste

The Rescue Party, Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Meridian Hall

Raise a glass and raise funds to fight food insecurity in Canada!

Toronto Taste is now The Rescue Party!

On June 4, 2023, guests indulged in an exquisite culinary experience and special concert featuring Sam Roberts and Serena Ryder. Hosted by Canadian music icon Kardinal Offishall, all in support of Second Harvest!

With dishes from more than 30 of Toronto's most exciting restaurants the Rescue Party was a night of fine dining, music, and elegance all for a good cause 

Event Focus: 30+ food and drink stations open to 10pm, 3 floors of unlimited food and drink, 7:30-8:30 pm performances by Sam Roberts and Serena Ryder

Proceeds from The Rescue Party were put directly towards food rescue and redistribution through Second Harvest, Canada's largest food rescue organization. While millions of Canadians struggle to put food on the table and the harmful effects of food waste contribute significantly to climate change, it's more important than ever to ensure surplus edible food ends up where it belongs: On plates instead of in landfills.

Learn more about the work of Second Harvest.

Ticket prices included unlimited access to signature dishes crafted by Toronto’s most celebrated culinary experts, along with premium wine, spirit, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Rescue Party was made possible thanks to our generous sponsors  

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Watch the video from this year's event

Frequently Asked Questions

The Rescue Party took place on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at Meridian Hall, 1 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2.

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You can enjoy unlimited access to signature bites from 30 of Toronto's most celebrated restaurants and chefs, along with premium spirit, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. Plus, a concert by Sam Roberts, hosted by Kardinal Offishall you won’t want to miss!
Check out the lineup of chefs, beverage brands and artists.
Each general admission ticket costs $300 (plus applicable fees) and is eligible for a tax receipt of $100 issued four weeks post-event. Your ticket includes full access to food and drinks from participating restaurants and beverage brands, as well as seats for the concert.
Each VIP ticket costs $400 (plus applicable fees). If you are interested in purchasing VIP tickets, please contact
Your ticket is non-refundable but can be transferred. If you are unable to attend the event due to illness, you are entitled to a charitable tax receipt of the ticket value.
The Rescue Party is restricted to adults 19 years of age or older.
The recommended dress code is cocktail chic. No blue jeans, flip flops, or ripped shirts.
By car: From Lakeshore Boulevard/Gardiner Expressway, take the exit for Yonge Street and head north until you come to Meridian Hall.
By TTC: Meridian Hall is within a short walk two blocks east of Union Station.
Meridian Hall has no onsite parking available. Accessible parking in the main driveway is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please call 416.368.6161 x7135 to book.

Public parking can be found at:
  • Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, across from Meridian Hall
  • Scott Street, public lot just east of Meridian Hall
  • The Esplanade, public lot just south of Meridian Hall
Limited metered street parking is available in the surrounding streets.
For information about becoming a volunteer at The Rescue Party, visit the Ways to Support page.
For any additional inquiries, contact Jessica Westwood-Smith, Director, Strategic Partnerships, at