Big Night at the Green Barn

Ten years ago, a community came together.

Inspired by The Stop’s mission to connect people around good food and thriving gardens, they created Big Night at the Green Barn—a vibrant celebration of the rich history of growing food in Toronto.

This vital fundraiser has since grown into a beloved local tradition. Every June, guests gather to enjoy a magnificent family-style meal inspired by classic Italian home cooking and prepared by some of the city’s finest chefs. Since the first Big Night in 2009, over 3,500 guests have raised $1,654,710 for The Stop’s community programs.

Join us in 2019 as we raise a glass to our tenth anniversary, and to the future of Big Night!


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | Reception: 6pm, Dinner: 7pm


Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

The Food

Enjoy a magnificent, four-course, family-style meal, inspired by classic Italian home cooking and featuring some of the city’s best chefs.

Thank you to Lorenzo Loseto (George Restaurant), Elena Morelli and Eron Novalski (Aria, Noce), Ted Corrado (The Drake), and Giovanna Alonzi (Sud Forno, Terroni), to name just a few!

We’re also looking forward to seeing Albert Ponzo (The Royal), Pusateri’s, Cumbrae’s, Forno Cultura, Reunion Island, Italy at Home, Adamo Estate Winery, Steam Whistle and Stratus.

We’ll release the full Big Night menu in the weeks to come.

Event Committee

Big Night couldn’t happen without the passion, generosity, and hard work of our volunteer-led Event Committee.

On behalf of the many thousands of people who rely on The Stop’s food access and community-building programs, we thank you!

Freddy De Gasperis, Deena DelZotto, Johnny Guglietti, Stephen Longo, John Montesano, Christina Sorbara, Saverio Veltri

Our Sponsors

Family Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Food and Beverage


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