Toronto's very first poutine fest was epic!

400 poutine lovers gathered to celebrate and indulge in our favourite national dish with a gourmet twist from the city's top poutineries.

Don't worry if you missed out. You have all made it abundantly clear that there is no shortage of love for this classic dish and we're working hard to bring you more mouth-watering events.

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Toronto Poutine King 2013: Coquine Restaurant

As voted by expert poutine lovers, local French bistro Coquine Restaurant was crowned the Poutine King of Toronto for their exquisite Duck Confit Poutine. Congratulations go out to Chef Sandro Bustamante and Owner Rob Prete!

Coquine's Duck Confit Poutine featured Yukon Gold frites topped with demi-glace, smoked provolone, brie, and Quebec duck confit cured for two days and slow-cooked for 5 hours until tender. *drools*

RECAP: Toronto Poutine Fest featured all you can eat poutine & craft beer!

Our favourite national dish, the Poutine, took centre stage in Toronto's very FIRST Poutine Fest.

Check out the video teaser to get a glimpse of the action.

Stay tuned for Poutine Fest 2014!

What's included?


Taste five different gourmet poutines from the top poutineries in Toronto.


Sample three different kinds of craft beers*, courtesy of Beer Academy.


Pick your favourite poutine & help us crown Toronto's first Poutine King at the end of the night!

Participating Poutineries

Coquine Restaurant

Feisty Jack

Great Burger Kitchen

Lou Dawg's

Poutini's House of Poutine

Frequently Asked Questions
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How much do tickets cost? Is there a ticket limit?

Tickets cost $35 + HST per person and can only be purchased online in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door. There is a limit of 6 tickets per transaction. Once tickets are sold out (and believe me, they will be fast), that's it! Tickets are non-refundable.

What is included in my ticket?

Each ticket allows you access to all-you-can-eat poutine from participating vendors, while quantities last. You will also receive 3 drink tickets for 4oz sample-sized craft beers, courtesy of Beer Academy. After you try all the different types of poutine, don't forget to vote for your favourite poutine!

Is this a family-friendly event? What if I'm under 19 years old?

All attendees must be 19+ years of age to attend Toronto Poutine Fest, as this event is being held at Beer Academy (closest intersection is Yonge & Richmond). You must present valid photo ID at the door in order to enter the event.

I don't drink. Could I get non-alcoholic drinks as a substitute?

Unfortunately, the 3 drink tickets included in your admission price can only be redeemed for 4oz sample-sized craft beers. For non-alcoholic beverages (e.g. juices, pop drinks) and additional beer, wine, spirits can be purchased on-site at Beer Academy. Water is provided for free to all attendees.

How many different types of poutine will I be getting at the event? And what are they?

Toronto Poutine Fest will be featuring the following 5 poutine types from 5 of Toronto’s top poutine vendors:
  • Coquine Restaurant: Duck Confit Poutine with Smoked Provolone and Brie
  • Great Burger Kitchen: Butter Chicken Poutine
  • Lou Dawgs: Pulled Pork Poutine
  • Poutini's House of Poutine: The Works Poutine or Traditional Poutine
  • The Feisty Jack Mobile Food Co.: surprise mystery poutine! You’ll have to attend to find out!
Please Note: poutine types listed here are subject to change without notice.

Are there any vegetarian options?

Unfortunately, we do not offer any vegetarian options this year. Sorry! :(

I have allergies to certain food ingredients. Can I still attend?

We cannot guarantee that the food ingredients that you are allergic to (or traces of them) will not be found on site. For example, even though none of the vendors use peanut oil or peanuts, we cannot guarantee that peanuts or traces of peanuts will not be found on premises. If you are allergic to certain foods, you should take necessary precautions on your end and neither Joylister nor Beer Academy will be responsible for any harm done to you due to allergic reactions from foods present at this event.

When do I have to arrive? How long can I stay for?

Toronto Poutine Fest is on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 from 5pm to 10pm. We suggest you arrive as early as possible, as there may be a bit of a wait to get inside Beer Academy during peak hours. The festivities will end at 10pm sharp. Please allocate approximately 1.5 to 2 hours for this event, as there will be lineups for the poutines. Our poutine craftsmen will try their best to churn out as many poutines as they humanly can!

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