the gcbf sure isn't the only festival anymore
oh but wait, it actually is still the *only* one claiming to be pan-canadian. i don't see any reason why it should become just another regional event like all the others, a 'style' event, like hopoxia or the moon under water's slow beer fest. I know just the thing to keep victoria from giving up the gcbf so easily:
News / City Hall
Toronto may be at centre of global craft beer boom
Toronto councilors want to make city craft beer capital of the world
By: Peter Edwards Star Reporter, Published on Tue May 05 2015
Walk tall, Toronto beer swiggers and brewers.
You’re at the epicentre of a global craft beer renaissance.
So say councillors Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina) and Gord Perks (Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park).
“As Canada’s largest city, it is fitting that we should be the ones to nourish this growing sector while attracting visitors to Toronto to celebrate it with us,” they said in a joint proposal to city council.
“We can work to make Toronto the craft beer capital of the world.”
They’re proposing that city staff work with small scale craft breweries, craft beer bars and restaurants to help grow the craft beer sector with the goal of making Toronto “the craft beer capital of the world.”
That includes developing a craft brewery culinary trail and cutting barriers to establishing new manufacturing operations. The motion was passed by council on May 5.
The councillors note that more than 47 per cent of Ontario’s food and beverage sector jobs are in the Toronto area and that craft beer is the fastest growing segment within the LCBO’s beer category.
Edited by amor de cosmos, 18 September 2015 - 09:56 AM.