The name of the festival attracts someone to experience the Philippines at its best right on Canadian soil. It motivates all festival-loving people to flock to “Little Manila” to feast on Philippine delicacies and to savor the authentic Filipino culinary delights. For the business community, the name also invites someone to be introduced to Filipino imported products and services offered in the thriving Filipino business community. Another taste of Filipino culture is the presentation of an overflowing pool of Filipino talents in the entertainment field. Philippine fashion is considered one of the festival highlights as signature and upcoming Filipino designers promote the fabrics of the Philippines to mainstream Toronto.
The festival also serves as a gateway for mainstream business entities in pursuit of capturing the Filipino market withits proven buying power. The Taste of Manila endeavor to promote tourism and remain as a cultural window into the heart and spirit of the Canadian-Filipino community.
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