The Food Tour: City Scouts taste their way around Toronto

Remember those long, lazy summer days when you were 11 or 12, with nothing to do and the days dragged on and on? “What do you want to do?”… “I don’t know, what do you want to do?”

Riley Millican, now 20, experienced several summers like that; when he and his friends wanted to tour around the city but lacked a ‘responsible grown-up’ to lead them. That’s when he dreamed up his ultimate day camp for junior urban adventurers…City Scouts.

Riley and his team of qualified counsellors lead their scouts from one end of town to the other on transit and on foot, discovering all this city has to offer. The result? The scouts gain confidence, awareness and independence, while having tons of fun at the same time.

As part of their weekly adventures, the scouts love tasting exotic and diverse foods from neighbourhoods all over town, from Chinatown, to St. Lawrence Market, to Kensington Market and beyond!

Peameal back bacon on a bun at St. Lawrence Market

We. Are. Canadian. This is what Canadian City Scouts eat. This is one of their fave dishes on our Toronto Taste Tour – and, shockingly, so many scouts have never even tried it before!

Dim Sum (YUM) Dumplings in Chinatown

The search continues…when you want a great dumpling, you trek around Chinatown, right? Who has the best? The jury is still out on this one.

Mexican in Kensington

So many tacos, so little time! It’s always Cinco de Mayo in Kensington. The scouts get a tiny taste of Mexico; the challenge is which taco to try and how hot is hot?

The Soma Chocolate Shot

Have you tried a SOMA Chocolate Shot? It’s a life-changing gastronomic experience. This rich, creamy, tiny taste of warm cocoa is a unique way to experience chocolate. And who doesn’t like chocolate?

Food is such a big part of our city and by the end of the week, your City Scout will know where to find the tastiest treats Toronto has to offer.

About City Scouts

City Scouts takes small groups of kids (no more than six kids to one counselor) to neighbourhoods around the city and explore – from the Toronto Archives to the Superior Courts to Kensington Market, Chinatown, Toronto Island and more. They move about on public transit so the kids learn how to get around and learn lots of cool things about the city…food challenges, games, friendly competitions, and more.

Weekly fees range from $350 to $435, depending on the week and statutory holidays. Register here. Social media links:  Tags: summer camp, urban camp, urban adventure, kids 10-13-years, city scouts.

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