Free poutine in Yonge-Dundas Square
Wander down to Yonge-Dundas Square this weekend and you’ll not only score some free food, you’ll also get to watch other people cram that same food down their throats for sport. The fifth annual World Poutine Eating Championship, which takes place on Saturday, October 4, will involve two separate feats of digestion—an amateur gobbling contest at 2 p.m. followed by the real-deal professional event at 3 p.m.—plus free poutine from Smoke’s Poutinerie for all spectators. At last year’s event, a guy named Joey “Jaws” Chestnut set a new record by consuming 24 pounds of gravy-soaked fries (48 regulation-sized boxes) in 10 minutes, which could be a spectacle worth seeing—and a rare opportunity to eat tons of poutine while knowing for sure that you’re not the grossest person around.
Sat. Oct. 4, 10-4, Yonge-Dundas Square, smokespoutinerie.com