Updates from Community Food Flow project

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The Community Food Flow (CFF) project is a community food assessment that explores assets and challenges of food distribution and food procurement in the community food sector. The CFF project is a partnership project led by the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) and in close collaboraiton with  the Community Food Procurement project led by Toronto Public Health’s Food Strategy team. … Read More

Parkdale Community Food Market

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Finally the market launches on Wednesday August 14th 2013 at Masaryk Cowan Park, 220 Cowan ave, Toronto, M6K 2N6. Time is from 3-7pm. Please come out and enjoy good food!

Ride4RealFood 2013 on September 15

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“The 3rd Annual Ride4RealFood is about biking for food security in the city” The co-op cred program is a community food security accessibility tool based on an alternative currency model that facilitates low-income people’s participation in the healthy and economic benefits of local, organic, and sustainable food at the West End Food Co-op. The West End Food Co-op and PARC … Read More

NLT strategic planning update

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Neighbourhood Land Trust has been going through strategic planning sessions to identify, prioritize and strategize key areas of activities. Since CLT work is relatively new in Toronto, it has been a challenge to align key milestones and activities with an overall goal of developing a CLT in the Parkdale area. The strategic planning session identified four key areas – now … Read More

Parkdale Community Food Market gets insideToronto

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Round two of the Parkdale Community Food Market is underway and we are ecstatic! Though the nuts and bolts are still being finalized we couldn’t help but share some of the great support and attention this project is receiving. Parkdale Food Network member and Parkdale villager reporter Erin Hatfield wrote a great piece – link below- on the work the PFN is … Read More

Report back from June 26 PFN meeting

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The Parkdale Food Network held its third meeting on June 26 2013 at the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre and brought together over 30 participants from a wide range of  collaborators from local social service agencies, city staff, housing providers, and community members. The PFN meeting was convened as an opportunity for collective reflection on the PFN’s efforts for the past year … Read More

The Queen Street West Restaurant Study

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The City Planning Division has been conducting a Queen Street West Restaurant Study for the Parkdale area between Dufferin St. and Roncesvalles Ave. The study aims to assess whether any additional zoning controls could be used to mitigate some negative impacts of the concentration of restaurants and bars in the area. The public consultation meeting is scheduled on April 29 (Monday) 2013 … Read More

PARC Co-op Cred program updates

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It has been two months since the PARC Co-op cred program began in partnership with the West End Food Coop (see the orientation session facilitated by the WEFC). Currently, PARC Ambassadors are taking part in the program at two sites: WEFC co-op store and Greenest City’s community garden. At the WEFC site, 5 PARC Ambassadors work as kitchen staff, produce staff … Read More