What is Taste of Place?

Memorable experiences that bring to life the story behind the food and drink of a specific geographic area, i.e. its foodways. The natural, material, and intangible elements, such as hospitality, that contribute to the experience of food and drink in an area also part of its taste of place. There is no singular ‘taste of place’ for a region - instead, each destination should be seen as a rich tapestry of tastes that woven together, are its unique taste of place.

About the Summit

Presented by the Culinary Tourism Alliance in partnership with George Brown College, the Taste of Place Summit is the global summit where destination and economic developers, managers, thought leaders and marketers meet to build their tastes of place, unlocking the positive power of growing culinary tourism.

We have a shared vision to provide destinations and business operators with tools and resources to ensure they are creating meaningful and sustainable taste of place experiences.

Getting Here

We are pleased to partner with Air Canada to offer delegates a discount on their flights into Pearson Airport.

Head to and use promo code  GE9JFCA1 for a 10% discount on eligible fares.

Where to Stay

Book your stay at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel before May 25 to take advantage of a special rate, valid for June 26-28.

Click here to book online.

Alternatively, The Holiday Inn Express Downtown Toronto is only one block from the College. Rooms are filling quickly, so be sure to reserve yours as soon as possible!

Flying out of YYZ?

Experience the exclusive Plaza Premium Lounge Discount!

Use code TASTE25 for 25% off at the YYZ Plaza Premium Lounge, located at Pearson Airport. Enjoy premium amenities and elevate your travel experience!

Offer valid until 28 June 2023. Buy now, activate later. Passes valid for 12 months upon activation.

  1. Join Smart Traveller: + download the app
  2. Go to and make the purchase + insert the promo code TASTE25 at the Pay section
  3. Activate the pass in the Smart Traveller app!

Contact Us

[email protected]

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