The future looks bright for Toronto as it continues to expand with new and evolving food businesses. Many of these ventures are attempting to incorporate social good through their work by assisting others and their communities.
Below are some great examples of businesses that are connecting people and food together in a unique way in our city.
Mobile Good Food Market
This food truck aims to bring fresh affordable produce to needy communities across Toronto. The project is a joint initiative between Toronto Public Health, FoodShare Toronto, United Way Toronto and CAMH’s Food Policy Research Imitative.
Located at the intersection of Dundas West and Bathurst, Market 707 is Toronto’s most unique food and retail market that’s operates all-year long. The vendors offer a range of delectable street foods from retrofitted shipping containers.
Launched in 2011, this food hub aims to bring together local chefs for pop-up events and social dining experiences. It’s a great way for new and emerging talent to showcase themselves to an audience while gaining valuable skills and exposure.
A local food artisan, Christine Manning makes a fine range of canned products like jams and preserves that are sold in farmer’s markets across the city. Recently, she took the opportunity to establish a rentable kitchen to assist other food entrepreneurs who are in need of a commercial working space.
The Atlantic is a causal and relaxed dinning space that allows patrons to kindly pay for what they wish for their meal including both in cash and in exchange of goods. Owner and chef, Nathan Isberg was inspired to ditch the old fashion concept of dining for something more meaningful and sustainable for his restaurant business.
Need a blender? How about a bread maker? This is Canada’s first non-profit library of kitchen appliances. You can simply borrow equipment for a nominal membership based on a monthly or yearly basis.
If you know of a business that should be included in this list, feel free to leave a comment below.