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See you at David Suzuki Homegrown Park Crawl

On Sunday, September 27, we’ll be at the Trinity Bellwoods part of the David Suzuki Park Crawl. We invite you to join Toronto’s most joyous musical parade, the third annual Homegrown Park Crawl. The Park Crawl will once again feature great food (some treats by us!), lively music and fun activities — plus a few surprises — as we crawl along the former path of the Garrison Creek.

Park Crawl food tickets sold out each year, so we encourage you to get yours online in advance. Tickets are now available online, and until September 17 you can get five tickets for $20. Buy tickets here:

https://www.universe.com/events/homegrown-park-crawl-tickets-toronto-4CD7SP

David Suzuki Park Crawl

 

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Things We Love: Be A Community Cartographer at Le Dolci

Make your mark and be creative. You will see a cute little map in our window for our participation in The Community Cartographers’ project. They are mapping creativity in the area between Bellwoods Ave and Dovercourt Rd, from Dundas St W to Queen St W carried out in partnership with SKETCH Working Arts.

Come check out the map in our fun foodie studio & shop -indicate where you feel that there’s a creative spontaneous space, programmed creative space, inspiring or lacking creativity in our neighbourhood. You can also send in pictures of creative spaces to @CCartographers or #mapTO19 on twitter.

For more information, and to see where you can find a map check out communitycartographers.tumblr.com.

Cartographers

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New Shop Neighbours: Fort York Food Bank

The Fort York Food Bank has been assisting families in need for more than a decade now. FYFB helps a diverse group of people made of different family sizes and ethno-cultural communities with their various services. Whether recently unemployed or underemployed, FYFB provides the assistance required to connect with the community.

One of FYFB’s core programs is the Food Program where a three-day supply of groceries is provided to low-income individuals and families living in their community. A member of the Daily Bread Food Bank, FYFB is assigned the service area that covers the Westside of downtown Toronto, from Yonge to Dovercourt, Lake Ontario to Bloor. Because many low-income individuals and families cannot get adequate nourishment, by working with registered dieticians, FYFB’s Food Program provides grocery baskets that adhere by the Canada Food Guide.

Another great program FYFB offers is its Counselling & Advocacy program. This specific program focuses on preventing homelessness and reducing hunger by assisting their clients to resolve issues affecting them. FYFB’s volunteers help connect clients with a range of programs, such as Social services, Income security programs, Legal services and Housing.

As part of the community, Le Dolci supports FYFB and hopes that families and individuals will receive the help they need. To volunteer, donate, say hello and see how you can help, check out their website: http://www.fyfb.com/