Stopping by The Stop

There’s so much happening at The Stop Community Food Centre this summer, OCTA just had to share! The Stop is one of the most critical and innovative anti-poverty and anti-hunger organizations in the city, and they’re doing pretty amazing things with their time. Let’s fill you in!


Back by popular demand is The Stop’s Night Market, expanded to two full nights this year! This year, The Night Market is happening June 18th and 19th in Honest Ed’s alley and parking lot. This is an all-you-can-eat-and-drink event, featuring 60 chefs and 35 one-of-a-kind food carts created by local designers. Over 1,800 tickets (valid for 1 night) will go on sale today at noon (May 22nd), so grab yours quick! Last year, 800 tickets sold out in 36 hours, so mark your calendars folks, you don’t want to miss out!


On March 24th more than 300 people came out for the launch of The Stop’s book! Written by Stop creator Nick Saul and wife and collaborator Andrea Curtis, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement details the creation and evolution of The Stop and the need for a new politics in the food movement, one where everywhere has access to healthy food. Maclean‘s wrote,

“Amid a glut of food manifestos and local-food edicts, this title stands out as an important contribution to the discussion around food and social justice.”

This book found it’s way onto The Globe and Mail’s best sellers list, so pick up a copy, and share a pic of you reading @TheStopCFC.


The Stop has partnered up with iA�go, who share the belief that everyone has the right to eat well. iA�go is collaborating with community kitchens across Canada to increase awareness on access to healthy food and the important educational programs community kitchens provide. They teamed up with Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford to film a series of videos at The Stop, airing on The Food Network – you can check out the videos here! For more information on iA�go’s Collective Kitchens initiative visit


Last but not least, don’t miss out on the Big Night at the Green Barn, Wednesday, June 5th! The Stop will be offering a 4-course, nonna-inspired, Italian meal prepared by some of Toronto’s best chefs, including chefs from Terroni, The Stop’s resident chef Chris Brown, Lorenzo Loseto of George, Giacomo Pasquini of Vertical andA�John SinopoliA�of Ascari Enoteca, with wine from Stratus Vineyards. All proceeds are going to The Stop’s Green Barn, an amazing food production and education center. Tickets are on sale now, so get booking!


The Stop works to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community and challenges inequality. We at OCTA must say, they’re doing an amazing job!

Don’t miss out on all other Stop events, like their weekly farmer’s market, good food market, and monthly food for change dinner, and check out all their amazing educational programming online!


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