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Drop-in

The Stop’s Drop-in is a safe and welcoming place where anyone, regardless of where they live, can enjoy nutritious food, meet others, and access information on social issues and community resources.

The Drop-in also offers services in partnership with other agencies, including a weekly ID clinic, housing and legal services, settlement services, and dietetic counseling. We also offer workshops on tenants’ and employment rights, movie screenings and arts & crafts, and demonstrations on how to make low-cost, healthy, and delicious meals.

1884 Davenport Road: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays; 9AM to 3PM. Breakfast served from 9AM to 10AM; lunch served from 12PM to 1PM.

Contact Winsome at 416-652-7867 ext. 231 or winsome@thestop.org.

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Community Action Program

The Community Action Program empowers people experiencing poverty and marginalization to challenge chronic income and food insecurity by building stronger community support networks, raising political consciousness, and taking direct action.

The Community Advocacy Office is a peer-run project where trained advocates provide information, referrals, and general assistance to fellow community members. All services are strictly confidential.

Hours: 1884 Davenport: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, from 11AM to 3PM. Wychwood Open Door (729 St. Clair Ave. W.); Wednesdays from 9AM to 2PM.

Community Action Training is a two-part course, each with six weekly sessions, focusing on both individual and systemic action. All Community Advocates are required to complete the training program.

Contact Joanna at 416-652-7867 ext. 235 or joanna.p@thestop.org.

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Youth Engagement

The Stop’s Youth Program provides opportunities for young people 14+ to grow, cook, and share healthy food, and to understand sustainable food systems and the root causes of hunger and poverty from a social justice perspective.

The program is based out of our 601 Christie location, and it prioritizes young people that are racialized, Indigenous, newcomers, 2SLGBTQ, etc. in the Davenport West and St. Clair/Christie communities.

Contact Xuan-Yen Cao, Youth Team Lead, at 416-651-7867 x26.

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Food Bank

Our Food Bank provides a three-day supply of food, once per month, to individuals and families who live in our catchment area (north of Bloor, south of St. Clair West, west of Dovercourt, east of Runnymede). Identification with name and address is required to register.

Through creative partnerships and the support of our donors, our Food Bank hampers feature fresh produce, milk, eggs, and whole grains. Hampers highlight a seasonal vegetable—our Food of the Month—and give examples on cooking it with food demos and recipes.

1884 Davenport Road: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays; 11AM to 3PM. Contact Winsome at 416-652-7867 ext. 231 or winsome@thestop.org.

On Tuesdays, we invite everyone to visit our Good Food Market, where we offer fresh and affordable produce for sale in our Food Bank space from 11AM to 3PM.

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Healthy Beginnings

Healthy Beginnings is a weekly pre- and post-natal nutrition and support program for pregnant women living in the catchment area (north of Bloor, south of Rowntree, west of Yonge, and east of Jane).

Healthy Beginnings offers information, education, and support through group workshops with opportunities to talk individually with a team of nurses, dietitians, settlement workers, counsellor/therapist, and family support workers. The program also provides a healthy lunch, food hamper, food vouchers, and free child care in a caring and welcoming environment.

Location: 1884 Davenport Road
Hours: Wednesdays, 10AM to 1PM (lunch at 12PM)

Please contact Elle at 416-652-7867 ext. 221


*program can be joined at any stage of pregnancy and participants can stay six (6) months post-natally

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Mashkikii;aki’ing Garden

We partner with the Sagatay program from Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence) to animate the garden at Hillcrest Park, which includes the Mashkikii;aki’ing (Medicine Earth) Medicine Wheel Garden. 

This partnership provides the men of the Apaenmowineen (Having Confidence in Oneself) program the opportunity to share teachings and learn more about plant medicine, gardening, and healthy living. 

For more information on Mashkikii;aki’ing, contact contact Andrea “Peachtree” Boucaud, Green Barn Manager, at peachtree@thestop.org or 416-651-7867 ext. 28.

Community Kitchens

Community cooking brings people together to learn, cook, and share nutritious, culturally-diverse, and inexpensive meals. We offer a range of cooking groups, all designed to build food skills, reduce social isolation, and increase access to healthy food, while connecting people to other resources.

Registration is NOT required for our Community Kitchens. Just drop in!

  • Men’s Cooking Group (Mondays, 2:30-5:30pm)

  • Sabor Latino (1st and 3rd Thursday of each month; 3:30PM to 7:30PM)

  • Just a Pinch of Soul (2nd and 4th Thursday of each month; 3PM to 6:30PM)

Contact Hussein at 416-652-7867 ext. 238 or hussein@thestop.org.

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Urban Agriculture + Greenhouse

Our urban agriculture programs are anchored at The Stop’s Green Barn at Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street).

These include community gardens, a greenhouse & compost demonstration centre, a sheltered garden, and our Global Roots Garden at The Stop’s Green Barn.

Gardening at our 8,000-square foot community garden at Earlscourt Park is not just about growing healthy food – it’s about building skills, confidence, connections, and sparking conversations about where and how food is produced. 

For more information on our community gardens, contact Yuan at 416-652-7867 ext. 241 or yuan@thestop.org.

For more information on our general Urban Agriculture Programs, contact Andrea “Peachtree” Boucaud, Green Barn Manager, at peachtree@thestop.org or 416-651-7867 ext. 28.

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The Stop’s Farmers’ Market

Featuring local, sustainable, and organic products and great music, The Stop’s Farmers’ Market has become a neighbourhood meeting place, attracting more than 2,000 people each week and providing an important source of income for local farmers.

The Stop’s Market Café is open during the same hours as the Farmers’ Market and serves delicious breakfasts, soups, sandwiches, and desserts prepared by Stop chefs using ingredients sourced from the market. Look for it in The Stop’s Green Barn (Barn 4) every Saturday.

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.; 8AM to 12:30PM , year-round.

Contact our Market Manager Cookie Roscoe at 416-651-7867 ext. 24 or gbmarket@thestop.org.
*Please note: there is a nearly a 10 year wait-list for vendor spots at the market.*

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