For restaurants interested in applying to participate in the Winterlicious and Summerlicious programs, please review the eligibility criteria, application process, review process, and submit an Application Form.
|Winterlicious / Summerlicious Price Point Categories||Mininum Requirements for
Regular Menu Average Price Point (three-course meal)
|$23 Lunch / $33 Dinner||$27 Lunch / $39 Dinner|
|$28 Lunch / $43 Dinner||$33 Lunch / $51 Dinner|
|$33 Lunch / $53 Dinner||$39 Lunch / $63 Dinner|
Restaurants with multiple locations of the same name and menu (chain) are eligible to apply for consideration to participate with one location only.
An application form must be submitted once every three years. If a restaurant changes name, location, ownership, existing type of cuisine (e.g. from Italian to Asian), or fails to meet the eligibility criteria, a new application form must be submitted.
|Consideration For:||Winterlicious 2020||Summerlicious 2020|
|Application Submissions Due||By Aug 8, 2019||By Feb 19, 2020|
|Confirmation of Receipt of Application||autoreply to email submission or
within 10 business days
|autoreply to email submission or
within 10 business days
Mailed to Eligible Participants
|Registration to secure a spot||September||April|
|Confirmation of Participation||Within 10 business days of registration||Within 10 business days of registration|
|Note: timeline may be subject to change|
Email (preferred method): firstname.lastname@example.org
In email subject line add the Restaurant Name and “Winterlicious/Summerlicious Application”
On the fax cover sheet subject line add the restaurant name and “Winterlicious/Summerlicious Application”
Mail: Eirine Papaioannou
Event Support Supervisor, Partnerships
Economic Development & Culture
City of Toronto
100 Queen St W, 9th Floor, East Tower
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Restaurants which have been deemed eligible to participate through the application submission process will receive a notification letter to register for participation in the Winterlicious and Summerlicious promotions on pre-established registration dates.
Registration dates for 2020 are as follows:
Winterlicious 2020: September 2019
Summerlicious 2020: April 2020
Eligible restaurants must register to secure a spot in the promotion. Past participation does not guarantee participation in future promotions.
Restaurants that successfully secure a spot must pay a fee and sign an agreement guaranteeing they will adhere to all Winterlicious / Summerlicious Requirements, Terms and Conditions.
The Winterlicious / Summerlicious Advisory Board will review all application forms for consideration to participate in Winterlicious / Summerlicious, determine price point categories, determine final notification lists and issue notification letters.
The advisory board will also provide advice and support to ensure the continuing success and sustainability of the City of Toronto’s bi-annual restaurant program, Winterlicious and Summerlicious.
The advisory board is made up of representatives from Toronto’s restaurant industry; culinary schools; and associations.