Sustainable Dim Sum 2017 - Toronto dumpling event

Dim sum is no doubt a part of your dining routine, but a one-night-only event is taking your beloved dumplings, rolls, buns, and other small bites up a notch - with fresh, local and sustainable ingredients.

On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 the Rotunda at City Hall will be home to a dim sum celebration thanks to Drink Inc. Events, in partnership with Live Green Toronto and Ocean Wise.

Sustainable Dim Sum is gathering some of the city’s top chefs to create unique twists on the traditional bite-size dishes. Chefs will be using Ocean Wise recommended seafood, and Rowe Farms and Yorkshire Valley Farms organic eggs, poultry and meat, and even crickets.

Ticket holders will be issued a passport that allows one dim sum item from each vendor, access to an all-you-can-eat chowder station and unlimited beverages. Each guest will also receive a pair of reusable bamboo chopsticks to take home.

Participating restaurants and food vendors include:

Cafe Belong

Centennial College

C-fu Foods


Daniel et Daniel

Hawthorne Food + Drink

Kanpai Snack Bar

Lake Inez

Pearl Court

Pork Ninjas (Kitchen By Pork Ninjas, is located inside Wenona Lodge)

Saturday Dinette

Each dish will be paired with a local and independent wine, beer or cider. Some of the libations on-site include brews and ciders by: Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., Brickworks Ciderhouse, Mill St. Brewery, Muskoka Brewery, and 401 Ciders. For those looking for non-alcoholic selections, George Brown College will be serving up enticing Mocktails.

In addition to tempting food and drink selections, a live art installation by Mark Grice will take place and local artists "environment-themed" works of art will be up for auction.

The evening’s festivities are in support of and to raise money and awareness for Environmental Defence - Canada's mosteffective environmental action organization defending clean water, a safe climate, and healthy communities.

Tickets are $55 and includes all dim sum items and all beverages.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Rotunda at City Hall 


Tickets will not be sold at the door and available in advance only.

Biodegradable plates will be available, but you're welcome to bring your own. 

Beck Taxi, a sponsor of the event, will have cabs on hand.

Get your tickets now.