Posts Tagged ‘fundraiser’

The Green Line

 

-Illustration by Jennifer Phelan

On Thursday, March 31st, the visionaries behind The Green Line are celebrating an evening of music, fun, art and prizes to raise funds and awareness for the Green Line project. The Green Line is a project that aims to transform the five kilometre long hydro corridor running from Earlscourt park to Spadina into a connected linear park with green space, and walking and bike and trails. The Green Line flows through and nearby several neighbourhoods that the City has identified as needing more parkland. These same areas also lack safe, adequate corridors for active transportation like cycling, running and walking.

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Second Harvest’s Hero Day

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No Waste. No Hunger” That is the simple and profound vision statement of Canada’s largest food rescue charity, Second Harvest. In these tough economic times, (i.e., always) it is mind-blowing that we Canadians waste 40% of our food every year, between 27 and 31 billion dollars of food yearly while thousands go hungry every day. Sometimes restaurants order too much food and must get rid of it at the end of the day, or caterers or retailers don’t use everything they have and it gets tossed. Often it is just because the produce in question maybe has a little bruise on it, or a certain vegetable has a strange shape, or the food doesn’t look like it should appear on the cover of Good Housekeeping.Though certain retailers in this country and abroad are making some effort to curb food waste by discounting this produce, it is still a drop in the bucket.

 

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A Dinner For Syria

Chicken and chorizo paella

Chicken and chorizo paella

 

“The ongoing conflict in Syria has triggered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. According to the United Nations, 12.2 million people inside Syria need urgent help, including 7.6 million who are internally displaced. It is estimated that well over 250,000 people have died in the conflict, with hundreds of thousands more wounded. More than 4 million Syrians have sought refuge in the neighbouring countries of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.”- Foreign Affairs, Tradeand Development Canada 

 

This post is illustrated with photos from a certain Toronto restaurant’s Instagram feed, read on to find out why…

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Chefs For Change

 

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For four years Chris Brown was the executive chef at the Stop Community Food Centre, his exquisite culinary creations brought in a lot of diners to the Stop’s special dinners and catered events and raised a lot of funds for the centre. Eventually he left to open his own catering company, Citizen Catering, and start a family. Now he has reunited with the Stop, now under the umbrella of Community Food Centres Canada, for January and February to host a series of dinners to raise money and awareness about the CFCC’s mission to “provide good, healthy food for all”.

Calling the event Chefs for Change, Brown has invited 25 of his chef friends from across the country to join him in collaborating on these dinners, so you can try dishes by the chefs from Charcut, Mallard Cottage, Park, Lavanderia and Langdon Hall without having to leave Toronto. Continue »



Let’s Go To The Rodeo

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One of our favourite places in Toronto is the Evergreen Brickworks, it is a beautiful spot year round with lovely gardens in the summer and an ice skating rink in the summer. There’s a year round farmer’s market and always fun and creative food programming for kids – cooking classes and gardening lessons help educate our city’s youngsters so they’ll grow up knowing where there food comes from and how to cook it up for themselves. We are big supporters of any programming that teaches kids about food and that’s why we’re excited about an event they have planned for later this month. Continue »