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TOUR: A Tale of Two Neighbourhoods: Food Access and City Planning
Depart: 2:00 PM | Return: 6:00 PM
Join FoodShare Toronto’s Debbie Field for a tour mapping food access in two neighbourhoods: Bloordale and Weston Mount Dennis. Drawing upon Debbie Field’s 25 years of advocacy on food access and planning issues, the tour will focus on city planning as it pertains to food access and community services. This tour is co-sponsored by the Toronto Food Strategy and the Toronto Food Policy. Barbara Emanuel, Manger of Toronto Public’s Heath’s Food Strategy and Jessica Reeve, Coordinator of the Toronto Food Policy Council will be on the bus to share information about Toronto Food Strategy’s efforts to promote a healthy sustainable food system and Toronto Food Policy Council’s “Food by Ward” research. Participants will visit Bloordale, a neighbourhood with a variety of convenient and affordable shops as well as the Dufferin Grove Farmer’s Market, and then travel north to Weston Mount Dennis, 8 km away, where we’ll see how few options there are for fresh and affordable produce. We’ll also see the location of one of the longest standing markets in the GTA, the Weston Farmer’s Market and visit a FoodShare supported Good Food Market at The Learning Enrichment Foundation as well as an example of the Grab Some Good TTC market, a partnership between Toronto Public Health and FoodShare. The bus tour will end with a dinner prepared by Field to Table Catering, a FoodShare social enterprise, and a tour through FoodShare’s Community Food Hub to provide an overview of FoodShare’s many successful programs addressing food access and knowledge.