DineTOgether, part of the City of Toronto’s ShowLoveTO initiative, has officially begun at more than 270 locations across the city to support local restaurants and celebrate Toronto’s diverse culinary scene.
DineTOgether will run for two weeks from September 17 to October 3 and will showcase the breadth and diversity of Toronto’s restaurants.
Over the next two weeks, residents are encouraged to patronize local eateries by ordering a feature menu available through takeout, delivery, patio dining and/or indoor dining as part of DineTOgether.
Participating restaurants are offering one or more two-course feature menus for lunch and/or dinner consisting of a main dish and either an appetizer or dessert. Prices range from $15 to $50 per person and exclude beverages, taxes, and gratuity.
In an effort to make the program as accessible as possible, DineTOgether had minimal eligibility criteria and no participation fee. As a result, more than 270 restaurant locations from across the city are participating in DineTOgether, more than any previous City restaurant promotion.
Restaurant listings and menus are now available here.
In addition, on September 18, all of Toronto is invited to Dine With Your Neighbours in a safe, socially-distanced space to celebrate community. Residents are encouraged to set up a table on their porch, driveway, or balcony and prepare a meal, order in, or dine out at a DineTOgether participating restaurant and raise a glass to their community.
“Toronto restaurants and cafés are ready to welcome us back,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory. “It’s time to reconnect with family and friends over a great meal and experience the joy of dining out with ShowLoveTO’s CaféTO and DineTOgether programs. Support the restaurants you love and try a new one soon.”
DineTOgether and Dine With Your Neighbours are produced by the City of Toronto with funding from the Government of Ontario. ShowLoveTO, which launched on September 14, has been designed with guidance from Toronto Public Health to provide a safer environment for participants and inspire local tourism, foster community engagement, support local businesses, and encourage economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.