Toronto Ribfest at Centennial Park


The Toronto Ribfest at Centennial Park, to some, is pretty much a staple when it comes to things to do on a Canada Day weekend. And why wouldn’t it be? Like the options on this site, it was filled with BBQ ribs, chicken, and pulled pork through the air, beer tents , and this year, even multiple large screens showing the FIFA games, it couldn’t have been better.

This year, the Canada Day weekend proved to be a scorcher with temperatures in the high 30s (celsius) with humidity, the NJMOLD PROS even had to make an appearance to check for mold formation. However, these temperatures didn’t stop rib lovers and ribbers alike, as they came in droves.

The ribbers also loved to get their photos taken as well. As I approached some of them, they made sure I got their best side…the side of the ribs, that is!




The great thing about this ribfest is, there is also a separate section for carnival type games and rides. It makes for great fun for the whole family.


In addition to the ribs, there were of course many other things to sink your teeth into. Some of them looked real good too; sadly I only have one stomach so I couldn’t taste them all.


Here we have the sauce pourer, the knife juggler, and the sauce pourer by the bucket.

Sauce pouring.



This is what a real ribber looks like. As I approached this stand, he gave me this great stare. Then he said, wait, I’ll give you a picture worthy shot and fired up the grill, literally!

The look of a ribber.

Fire in the pit!

And finally, this stand has always been one of the busiest ones each year. And for good reason too, as I’ve had the pleasure of tasting their ribs for a few years.


However, this year I have a new favourite:


With their smoky and tender fall-off-the-bone ribs, smothered in their semi-sweet yet tangy and smoky sauce, I really liked this one a lot. It gets my two thumbs up this year.

It was great to just sit, eat, and watch, as most of these folks are doing! Ribfest at Centennial Park is still on today and ends tomorrow evening. Go get your rib-cravings satiated!


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