About Us

Want to know more about Halal Ribfest? See the description below.

About Us

Want to know more about Halal Ribfest?
See the description below.

Vision

Halal Ribfest's vision is to

  • Celebrate the city’s uniqueness while being inclusive of the Muslim Consumers.
  • Provide growth opportunities to local businesses through special events.
  • Curb Islamophobia and Racism by providing an inclusive platform for all.

Objective

Our city Toronto is multicultural and diverse with over 250 ethnicities representing in every aspect of the city’s life. Traditions, values, and lifestyles from all over the world mesh together to create a cultural mosaic. Toronto is the city with the highest concentration of Muslims in North America. Toronto is home to 47 percent of Canada’s Muslims. Muslims can only consume Halal foods. The term "halal" means permissible in Arabic.10 % of GTAs population consume Halal meat.

Our objective is to showcase the unique halal flavors through an authentic “halal” experience. This festival will exclusively serve Halal meat while avoiding products containing pork and alcohol. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy cuisines from all over the world, from Korean, African to Middle Eastern, and more.

History

Raheel Siddiqi the founder of Halal Ribfest wanted to brought the First ever Ribfest to the audience based on his personal experience as mentioned in his own words ,“While growing up in Scarborough, I had often walked past local rib fests, and I can still remember how the smokey smell of barbequed meat used to drive me crazy,”  He also  added that, “I knew that it was most likely not “Halal,” so actually going inside was out of the question for me, but that did make me feel left out!”

Today, our youth is still having the same question in their minds and that made Raheel initiate this project based on the need of the community to have a platform where people can explore and experience the halal BBQ food.

Goal

The first ever Halal Ribfest will take place at Downsview park(festival Terrace) from Aug 26- 28,2022.

At Halal Ribfest our goal is to deliver an authentic “halal” experience, the festival will exclusively serve Halal meat while avoiding products containing pork and alcohol. To showcase the Halal Ribs, BBQ and street food from all over GTAs food vendors this festival will provide an inclusive environment for all to enjoy the food they crave. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy cuisines from all over the world, from Korean, African to Middle Eastern, and more.

This festival will cater the needs of all audiences, this family-friendly outing will have kids yearning for more as they partake in carnival rides and games and enjoy crowd-favorite eats and treats. Community will also get to enjoy Car meet and explore market showcasing one of a kind and unique products as well as meet their favorite influencers. Tickets are available for sale and we are excited and looking forward to see you all there.