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Hope in a Time of Crisis

By Rachel Gray, Executive Director When I bike to The Stop each morning, I see the unmistakable signs of a crisis. By all appearances, Toronto’s west end is booming. Cranes fill the skyline, and I’m surrounded by posters for glamorous new condo developments. But the number of people who use our emergency food services is […]

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Join us for a night at the movies!

Superfoods are a global trend, but are we better off buying locally? And what impact does a superfood’s explosion in popularity have on the farmers and indigenous communities who’ve traditionally grown them? On September 11 at the Revue Cinema, Joyous Health and Fathom Film Group are screening The Superfood Chain, a gorgeous and thought-provoking 4K […]

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The Stop’s Summer Reading List

It’s been a long, hot, and busy summer here at The Stop. We’ve brought thousands of people together around fresh produce at our community gardens and Farmers’ Market, made hundreds of referrals through our Community Advocacy Office, and we’ve just launched an innovative new Economic Justice program. There’s a lot on the go, but we’re […]

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Get to know the plants of Mashkikiiaki’ing

Toronto’s Davenport Road holds historic and spiritual significance for Indigenous peoples, as it was the site of the portage route (Gete-Onigaming) used for thousands of years to connect the Don and Humber rivers. Located on Davenport and Christie Street, the Mashkikiiaki’ing (Medicine Earth) garden at Hillcrest Park is Toronto’s first Indigenous community garden. It seeks […]

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Fiesta Farms and The Stop: 10 Years of Local Helping Local

At The Stop, we’re passionate about growing connections between our neighbours and our food system. Whether it’s offering the opportunity for food and friendships at our Drop-in meals, or bringing people together around our community gardens and kitchens, we believe that nurturing relationships is a big part of building a sustainable, equitable, and healthy local […]

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