Join us for the 19th annual Taste of Kingston event in downtown Kingston!

Date & Time

July 30, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)


On Sunday, July 30, 2017, Diabetes Canada presents the 19th Annual Taste of Kingston to our downtown community in support of those living with and affected by diabetes. This unique event brings the community together in a family-friendly environment to enjoy the many flavours that Kingston has to offer, while raising funds in support of Diabetes Canada’s local diabetes programs and services, research, education and advocacy initiatives.

For 2017, Taste of Kingston restaurants will be asked to offer a diabetes-friendly food options on their menu and participate in a “Best of Taste” public voting competition at the Diabetes Canada main event tent. More than 5,000 community members are expected to attend. Walkways will be optimized for wheelchair accessibility.

How it works:

Vendors in Confederation Basin will accept tickets in exchange for “Taste Bites” of products they are offering.

Tickets are $1 each and “Taste Bites” can be valued at between $1 and $5 each. Generally, $10 per person will provide you with a three-course lunch!

We encourage all members of the public to come and enjoy the 19th Annual Taste of Kingston!

Did you know?

  • Eleven million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes-that's one in three of us. And another is diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes.
  • Canada is facing a diabetes epidemic that is taking a monumental toll on our health. It's time to do more-much more.
  • Diabetes contributes to 30 per cent of strokes, 40 per cent of heart attacks, 50 per cent of kidney failure requiring dialysis and 70 per cent of all non-traumatic leg and foot amputations

Your support will help us continue the work of Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through:

  • Education and support services,
  • Resources for health-care professionals,
  • Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and,
  • Funding research to improve treatments and find a cure.

Help us make a difference for people living with diabetes in our community!