Commuters passing through Union Station tomorrow should head upstairs to the street for fresh music, fresh air and fresh fruit — instead of burrowing through the tunnels of the downtown Toronto PATH system.
L’Associación de Productores y Empacadores Exportadores de Aguacate de Michoacán (the Avocado Producers and Exporting Packers Association of Michocán or APEAM) is giving away 20,000 fresh avocados to passers-by at the south-west corner of Bay Street and Front Street West at Union Station from 6 until 11 a.m. on Mexican Independence Day, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16.
In addition to the free avocados, highlights include:
- Mexico’s Consul General in Toronto, Carlos Pujalte, raising the Mexican flag to honour Mexican independence;
- a live mariachi band performing traditional tunes and a dance group demonstrating authentic Mexican dance;
- The Food Network’s Chef Juan Salinas preparing tasty treats using recipes with avocados, including authentic guacamole and a chocolate avocado dessert; and
- a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to the Riviera Maya.
(Michocán is a state of Mexico, stretching from the Pacific coast to the interior, close to Mexico’s two largest cities, Mexico City and Guadalajara.)