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Table Talk: Stories of Food, Culture & Identity — Monday, April 3rd, 6-8pm

table talk poster_April 3rd


–an evening exploring food and culture through the storytelling of diaspora communities.

The event will include interactive activities and a story-telling circle.
Participants will engage in a cooking demonstration with Namliyeh, an emerging Toronto-based caterer and maker of Syrian preserved foods, who will share delicious eggplant makdous and labneh.
We will also create a collective community cookbook
–if possible, please bring a recipe that is meaningful to you.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect through personal food stories,
and enjoy a light meal reflective of the evening’s themes.

Table Talk: Stories of Food, Culture & Identity
Monday, April 3rd from 6-8pm
Access Point on Danforth
3079 Danforth Avenue (near Victoria Park Subway Station)

Check the facebook event for sneak peak on storytellers leading up to the event!
*Special thanks to Access Alliance for hosting*

Join us for the Mélange Creative Arts Journal Launch and Social!

Join the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council and members of the Toronto Food Policy Council on January 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm at LOFT Kitchen, 850 Bloor St. E. for the TFPC Social and launch of the first edition of Mélange, TYPFC’s Creative Arts Journal. Please RSVP below and share widely!

RSVP on Eventbrite

Members of the TYFPC and community will also present a special spoken word poem, written with community members at our December event on Food Justice. The event will also feature food catered by LOFT Kitchen, a Social Enterprise dedicated to transforming the lives of Toronto Youth by providing a path to self-sufficiency through food service-based training, leadership and work-readiness programs (Vegan and vegetarian options will be available). Come celebrate artistic creativity, while enjoying a delicious meal and connecting with engaged foodies!

Venue Accessibility
While we strive to ensure accessibility at our events, washrooms at this location are located down a set of stairs. The nearest accessible washrooms are located 200 metres away at the intersection of Bloor and Ossington.

Partner
LOFT Kitchen is dedicated to transforming the lives of youth by providing a path to self-sufficiency through food service-based training, leadership and work-readiness programs. They offer exciting and meaningful opportunities for youth looking to enter the Food and Hospitality Industry and will also be catering our event!

TYFPC Discussion Meet-Up: Resource Extraction, Food Sovereignty, and Traditional Foodways

Join us for an informal discussion on the impact of resource extraction on food sovereignty, food security, and traditional foodways.

The discussion will be facilitated by the TYFPC. Participants are welcome to share their experience, learn from others, and get involved.

 

Tuesday, May 12

6-8:00pm

LOCATION CHANGE: CREMA CAFE, 508 DANFORTH AVENUE

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**Council members will be wearing TYFPC t-shirts during the discussion to help you find us! We will be close to the tennis courts, in the northwest corner of the park.

This discussion group is part of a series of discussions hosted by the TYFPC Advocacy Committee. For more information about this and other projects, contact committee co-leads Rivka (rkushner@tyfpc.ca) and Andrew (amcallister@tyfpc.ca).

TTC DIRECTIONS
The nearest accessible TTC station is Pape. From there, head west along Danforth Avenue.

The TYFPC strives to create accessible and inclusive spaces for all its members. If we require accommodation to ensure your participation, please email info@tyfpc.ca.

PLANTING SEEDS OF CHANGE – Forging your own alternatives in the food system

TYFPC Planting Seeds of Change

Join the TYFPC to discuss the increasing privatization of food, and meet some Torontonians who are fighting back! Vanessa Ling Yu (caterToronto), Jacob Kearey-Moreland (Toronto Seed Library), and Arlene Throness (Rye’s Home Grown) will discuss their work in making food in Toronto more accessible to everyone. After our discussion, Jacob will lead us in a planting workshop where you’ll have the opportunity to start your own home vegetable garden.

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TTC DIRECTIONS
The nearest accessible subway station is St. Andrew Station (King Street and University Avenue). From there, head 3 blocks west on King Street to John Street and then south to the main entrance of Metro Hall.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
This venue is wheelchair accessible. An elevator in the lobby provides access to the third floor. There are also accessible washrooms on this level.

The TYFPC strives to create accessible and inclusive spaces for all its members. If we require accommodation to ensure your participation, please email info@tyfpc.ca.

TYFPC Discussion Meet-Up: Food Bank Accessibility

Come and join us to discuss food bank accessibility and help us develop a project around the issue of food bank accessibility in Toronto!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
5:00pm

Early Bird Espresso & Brew Bar, 613 Queen Street West, Toronto

We will be brainstorming how we can support food bank accessibility for undocumented residents in Toronto, with a broad perspective on how to support change in our community. We will be looking back on the discussion at the last community meeting with speakers from North York Harvest Food Bank, No One is Illegal, and the Ryerson Good Food Centre. Find our table by looking for the TYFPC t-shirts!

For more information or to RSVP, please email Rivka at rkushner@tyfpc.ca or check out the Facebook event.

TTC DIRECTIONS
The nearest accessible TTC stop is Queen Street on the Spadina Streetcar. From there, head West past Portland Street (but before Bathurst Street). The cafe is on the south side of the street.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
The venue and washrooms are wheelchair accessible. Click here for more details from Access TO.

The TYFPC strives to create accessible and inclusive spaces for all its members. If we require accommodation to ensure your participation, please email info@tyfpc.ca.

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