News Release
January 12, 2023

This morning, Mayor John Tory, Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), and local Councillor Ausma Malik (Spadina-Fort York) launched Winterlicious at Oretta King West, 633 King St. W. The annual event is taking place from Friday, January 27 to Thursday, February 9, with reservations opening today.

Mayor Tory, the City of Toronto and partners are proud to bring back Winterlicious, Toronto’s annual opportunity to explore the city’s exceptional culinary landscape, for the first time since before the pandemic. The return of Winterlicious is good news for restaurants, residents and visitors to Toronto.

Winterlicious 2023 will run for two weeks, starting January 27, with delicious prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at more than 220 local restaurants. This year, menus are available at six price points; three-course prix fixe lunch menus are priced at $20, $27, $34, $41, $48 and $55, and dinners are priced at $25, $35, $45, $55, $65 and $75. Restaurants will accept reservations for the prix fixe promotion starting today.

The City is grateful for the generous support of partners CP24, Toronto Star and NewsTalk 1010.

This year’s Winterlicious program continues to support the recovery and revival of Toronto’s restaurants while providing the enticing experiences and delectable food that restaurant-goers have come to expect from the popular program. The program has been renewed to help the local industry generate much-needed revenue.

High-resolution Winterlicious images are available on Flickr. A promotional video for Winterlicious 2023 is available on the City’s YouTube channel.

Working with partners in the hospitality sector and Toronto’s network of Business Improvement Areas, the City continues to develop and deliver programs to support restaurants, main streets and independent businesses.


“Winterlicious is a great opportunity to get out and experience some of the incredible restaurants that make our city a destination around the world. There’s something for everyone. After restaurants and restaurant workers were so significantly impacted by the pandemic, I encourage all Toronto residents to make reservations now and support as many local restaurants as possible for this year’s Winterlicious.”
– Mayor John Tory

“Winterlicious wouldn’t be possible without the incredible restaurants, chefs, staff and devoted foodies participating in this year’s event. I can’t wait to join Torontonians in exploring our city’s amazing culinary scene this winter. Many thanks to our sponsors for their invaluable support.”
– Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee

“I’m proud to represent a ward with so many creative, innovative restaurants and chefs that people from across our city, and from around the world visiting our city, have the opportunity to appreciate every year with Winterlicious.”
– Councillor Ausma Malik (Spadina-Fort York)

“Winterlicious is a special time for people in the city to come together and experience all the amazing restaurants Toronto offers at a special price. I’ve always seen all the winterlicious programs as a chef being a special opportunity to showcase our personality in our food. Catering to the city as a whole is very special. It’s a way to get out in the city and support all the local chefs and restaurants.”
– Chef de Cuisine, Raffaele Ventrone, Oretta King West

About Winterlicious and Summerlicious programs
The Winterlicious and Summerlicious programs, created by the City of Toronto, began in 2003 as a way to boost Toronto’s restaurant industry during typically slow periods of business. In the years since the program’s inception, participating restaurants have served more than 8 million meals, generating more than $353 million in economic activity for the local restaurant industry.

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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