The Stop’s 2018 Annual Report

Growing Community,
Feeding Change

A year of challenges, resilience, and growth

2018 was a transformative year for The Stop.

We used good food to bring together 80,000+ Torontonians around our gardens and dining tables. We launched innovative new programs that support health, sustainability, and community. And we deepened our relationships with local movements that are advancing food security and social justice.

We’re thrilled to share the results of many of these activities inside our 2018 annual report. As you read it, we ask you to reflect on your own connection to food and place in your community.

If our work inspires you, we also encourage you to find new ways to support our shared mission in 2019. Become a monthly donor, volunteer in our spaces, talk to your friends and family about the issues facing our city—or perhaps most importantly—simply share a meal with someone you don’t yet know.

Read The Stop's 2018 Annual Report

The Stop's Community of Donors

Thank you to the generous people, groups, and organizations who made our work possible by making a donation from September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018. Your support has never been more vital.

Here’s how you can join them in 2019.


The Sprott Foundation


The City of Toronto

Community Food Centres Canada

Government of Canada - Public Health Agency of Canada


The Auxilium Foundation

Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training

The Young Fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation


Arrell Family Foundation

City of Toronto - Investing in Neighbourhoods

Dragonfly Fund at Tides Canada

Kathryn Kennedy

Newlands Family Foundation

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Scott and Leigh Lamacraft

The Alastair and Jennifer Murray Foundation

The Brian and Joannah Lawson Family Foundation

The ECHO Foundation

The John and Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation

The Waterbury Foundation

The New Farm

United Way of Greater Toronto


Andrew Chisholm and Laurie Thomson Fund at Toronto Foundation


Jane Taylor

Jeremy Guth & Nina-Marie Lister

Kelly Pronyk & Myron Pestaluky

Kindle Capital Corporation

Laurie & Adam Felesky

MacFeeters Family Fund at Toronto Foundation

Margy & Paul Campbell

McLean Smits Family Foundation

R. Howard Webster Foundation

RBC Foundation

Runnymede United Church

Sheyda Assefi

Stuart Kedwell & Candice Holmes

The John & Jocelyn Barford Family Foundation at Toronto Foundation


Alex Krawczyk

Anthony Niro

B & B Hamilton Fund at Toronto Foundation

Buchman Fund at Toronto Foundation

Butterfield & Robinson

Caroline R. Zayid & Barney Savage

Chris & Christina Valentine

CHUM Charitable Foundation

Clayton Gyotoku Fund at Toronto Foundation

Conam Charitable Foundation

David Kirkwood & Sarah Crawford

Donald Cranston & Megan Hill

Erica Shuttleworth & Michael Rothfeld

Ernest McNee & Nancy Rowat

Ethel Harris

Eva-Maria Taylor

Gary & Donna Slaight

Gordon & Gillian Bogden

Howard & Diane Taylor Fund at Toronto Foundation

Karen Weinstein & Jason Hanson

Laura & Norm Lamarche

LBJ Family Foundation

Linda Tyrrell

Liz Rykert & John Sewell

M.E.H. Foundation

Margaret and Gordon Fleming Fund at Toronto Foundation

Mary Pedersen

Nuria Bronfman & Glenn Zacher

Patricia J. Fleming Fund at Toronto Foundation

Paul & Gillian Smith

Ruth Richardson & Andrew Duffy

Sarah Powell & Stephen Smith

Shum Vourkoutiotis Fund at Toronto Foundation

Stephen Brown & Brenda Woods

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

The Harbinger Foundation

The Langar Foundation

The Mariano Elia Foundation

Timothy Eaton Memorial Church

UBISOFT Toronto Inc.

Victor Gedris & Jennifer Niece


Amelia Ferguson & Brian Budd

Andrew & Susan Shapack

Ann Dugan

Anne & Douglas Brooke

Barry & Wendy Gordon

Bill & Linda Saul

Bradd Hart & Corinna Lee Hart

Brendan Pennylegion

C. Jolana Foundation

Carol Lee

Catherine Brown

Cheryl Roddick

Christine Egy Rose & Sean Rose

CUPE Local 3902

Daniel Bloom & Jean Watson

Daniel Mudd

David & Alison Brennan

David Dime & Elisa Nuyten-Dime

David & Martha Reeve

Deena DelZotto & Jamie James


Doug Ewart & Judith Keane

Edward & Margaret Clark

Elizabeth Julian

Elizabeth Lynn Saunders

Eugene Rovinelli

Field Trip & Co Inc.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Frances Owen

Fran's Restaurant

Fred & Wendy De Gasperis

Gamal Abdel-Shehid & Anjula Gogia

Gandy Charitable Foundation

Geoffrey Belisle

George & Martha Butterfield

Gordon D. Capern Professional Corporation

Graham Woodhouse

Greery-Lennox Charitable Foundation

Heather Broughton & David Glen

Heather Spence

Helen Ryane

Honor & Michael de Pencier

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Howard J. Aitken

Hussain Amarshi & Kristen Thomson

Hylcan Foundation

J. Scott McCain

Jan Doherty

Jane & Jeff Cowan

Janet Dewan

Joanne Dereta & Bill Papageorge

Jock MacDonald & Janet Griffin

John & Elizabeth Gray

John & Gretchen Bingham

John & Marian Taylor Fund at Toronto Foundation

John Guglietti

Joseph & Judy Virgona

Joseph Frieberg Family Charitable Foundation

Katherine Hamilton

Kathryn Elder

Ken Finkleman

Kent Pawziuk

Kopas Family Foundation

Langar Foundation

Lisa Bennett & Gary Benner

Luciano Fiorini

M. Olivia & H. Douglas Lee

Mark Daitchman

Mary-Ann E Haney

Maureen H. Thompson

Michael B. Decter Foundation at Toronto Foundation

Michael McGowan & Shelagh McNulty

Michelle Bellstedt

Mike Allen

NDL Family Foundation

Neal & Dominique Lee

Northbridge Financial Corporation

Pat & John Saul

Patricia Fleming

Paul Belanger

Peter & Dyan Sheppard

Propeller Coffee Co.

R & M Lang Foundation

Raschkowan Foundation at Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation

The Crafted Dish

Richard Morton

Robert Vokes & Jane Edwards

Rod Miller

Roland Wong

Ron Faggetter & Cynthia Ledgley

Sanyo Lue-Kim & David D. Friesema

Sara & Michael Angel

Sarah & Tom Milroy

Saverio & Rossella Veltri

Sean Caragata & Renee Kerman

Shelley Ambrose

Silvio Guglietti

Simon Nuk

Sol Korngold & Carla Sorbara

St. James Cathedral York Group

Stacey Family "Aurora" Fund at Toronto Foundation

Steelworkers Humanity Fund

Susan & Ian Fairbrother

Susan A. Edwards & Mike Evans

Terry & Lilla Stuart

The BLG Foundation

The Carmichael-Willis Fund at Oakville Community Foundation

The Dickhout Family Foundation

The Gerald Conway Fund at Toronto Foundation

The Hermant Family Foundation

The Marjorie and Joseph Wright Memorial Foundation

The Paul Butler and Chris Black Foundation at Toronto Foundation

The Salden Foundation

The Vine

Unifor Social Justice Fund

Vice Studio Canada Inc

Wilkinson Family Fund at Toronto Foundation

Workshop Architecture

York Lions Club