Funded by the Government of Ontario
Urban agriculture is a key element
of the City's Climate Change Action Plan, an aggressive environmental
framework aimed at reducing Toronto's greenhouse gas emissions by
80 per cent by 2050. Local food not only tastes fresh but also travels
less - helping to clean our air and the environment. Urban agriculture
is also known to cultivate community. This is why, since 2008, the
City's Live Green Toronto community-outreach program has provided
over $800,000 to groups working to breathe new life into neglected
areas, and to create food that is healthy, affordable and culturally
Live Green Toronto is dedicated
to giving residents and neighbourhoods the tips, tools and resources
they need to lead a healthier and greener lifestyle. Initiatives
such as the Live Green Toronto Community Food Animators work with
neighbourhoods on a wide range of food-related programming from
good food markets to community kitchens.
Residents without access to land
can join over 1,000 Torontonians who have registered for a plot
at one of the City's many allotment gardens. The City also operates
a vibrant network of over 100 community gardens; offers hands-on
programming for vulnerable youth at an 8-acre urban farm; and runs
17 children's gardens, helping kids to get active and learn the
importance of healthy, nutritious food.
Making it easier for Torontonians
to grow their own truly sustainable vegetables, herbs and fruits
is just one way that the City is working with residents, businesses
and community groups to help build a greener, more vibrant Toronto.
Get a grant, get a rebate and find even more ways to green your
life at livegreentoronto.ca.
Mushrooms Canada was founded in 1955 as a voluntary, non-profit organization whose members are dedicated to the production and marketing of fresh mushrooms in Canada. Membership includes mushroom growers, processors, spawn makers, suppliers, scientists and other allied industries.
Mushrooms Canada advocates food safety, good nutrition and the proper care and handling of fresh Canadian mushrooms.
Canadian mushrooms are available 24/7/365 fresh from Canadian farms
Brenn-B Farms Ltd. is a 4th generation family farm located 45
min south west of Toronto in Flamborough Ontario. A dedicated full
time staff of 15 people and large seasonal workforce crop 1500 acres
with potatoes being the main enterprise. Red, White, Russet, Yellow
Flesh and Yukon Gold potatoes are grown and packed for the fresh
market year round. The new crop harvest of potatoes begins in late
July, with all potatoes in storage by the end of October. Just in
time ordering and delivery ensures premium quality potatoes are
available to consumers.
Other fresh market specialty crops grown are broccoli, baby dill,
cilantro, parsley, arugula, Swiss chard and beets. 95% of the all
product is marketed in the GTA.
Brenn-B Farms embraces the challenges facing agriculture today.
Food safety remains a top priority. They spend a great deal of effort
to achieve their goal of high quality safe potatoes products.
A thriving family farm dedicated to providing naturally slow grown animals free of antibiotics and hormones to feed your family as we do our own. With sustainability as our focus we consistently strive to support community initiatives ,be responsible land stewards and take every opportunity to educate and share our passion for raising healthy animals. We are able to ultimately respect them by finding ways to use the entire animal when they graciously hand themselves over. We are privileged to be the 4th generation of Harrison’s growing good food and maintaining a way of life in Canadian Agriculture.
Restored in 1967 as the City of Toronto's Centennial project, the St. Lawrence Hall continues as a site for social and business functions, large and small. St. Lawrence Hall is spacious enough to handle large conferences and meetings, yet intimate enough to hold a small gathering. The complex has a history of drawing people to it for a wide variety of reasons. Today the Hall is the facility of choice for the film industry, serving as a staging ground for TV series, movie sets and music videos.
The St. Lawrence Market Complex, consisting of St. Lawrence Hall and the South and North Market buildings, has served for over 200 years as the City's social centre and premier marketplace, and even as a City Hall. Over 120 specialty merchants and vendors await you at Toronto's premier market* at Front and Jarvis Streets. In the centre of the historic Old Town Toronto, close to the hub of today's downtown, sit three buildings that have served as Toronto's social centre, City Hall and market place throughout the City's history.
Centerplate is the largest sports, entertainment, and convention hospitality company in North America with 30,000 highly motivated service professionals in over 250 locations throughout the United States and Canada. In Canada we are the hospitality partner for the Direct Energy Centre, Ricoh Coliseum and the Allstream Centre in Toronto, the soon-to-be opening Niagara Convention and Civic Centre in Niagara Falls, the MTS Centre and Winnipeg Canad Inns Stadium in Manitoba, and the University of British Columbia, B.C. Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia.
Local Food Plus (LFP) is an award-winning non-profit organization that certifies local sustainable farmers and processors who reduce or eliminate pesticide use, treat their animals well, conserve soil and water, protect wildlife habitat, provide safe and fair working conditions, reduce energy use, and sell locally wherever possible. LFP then helps them connect with consumers and commercial buyers by finding restaurants, retail outlets and institutions that are committed to using Certified Local Sustainable food.