Toronto Food Security Tour

*CORRECTION* The Food Security Tour takes place on July 5th not July 12th.

Environment Hamilton presents the 2012 Toronto Food Security Tour.  During this fantastic event food conscious Hamiltonians will have the opportunity to learn how Toronto is producing and sharing healthy, local food.  Be prepared to be inspired!

The first destination on the tour is appropriately called “TheStop”.  Here we will explore an influential project which acknowledges the inseparable relationship between food and community.   They do a great job providing frontline services to their local community, including a food bank, perinatal program, community action program, bake ovens and markets, community cooking, community advocacy, sustainable food systems education and urban agriculture

The Stop Community Food Centre: An Introduction from The Stop Community Food Centre on Vimeo.

Following The Stop we will be taking the bus over to FoodShare for lunch and a tour.  Food Share has been at the forefront of community building since 1985.  The organization has worked toward ensuring that all people not only have access to food, but that we have access to healthy food.

Finally, the tour will end at the Dufferin Grove Park Farmers’Market.  We will be guided through the inner workings of this Toronto farmers’ market, famous for its outdoor oven.

The tour will take place Thursday July 5th and is an all day event.   The cost will be $15 dollars and that includes three guided tours and lunch.  Expenses for transportation are not included.  We will be taking Go Transit to travel to Toronto and then TTC to travel within Toronto.  The bus departs from the Hamilton Go Station (map) at 7:40 sharp.
Please contact Environment Hamilton at 905 549 0900 or for more information and to RSVP.  Spots are limited so reserve your place as soon as possible!

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