July TFPC Meeting: Market City

Wednesday, July 13, 1:30-5:00p.m.

This month’s meeting will be a walking tour to highlight a few of Toronto’s public markets. We will be hearing from market managers, city staff, and TFPC member Marina Queirolo about some of the work being done to formalize a market network within the city and some of the successes and challenges that these markets have encountered.
The afternoon will start at 1:30pm at the Ryerson Farmer’s Market on Gould St. just east of Yonge St. Come at 1:30pm to peruse this market, have a late lunch, or chat to the folks from Ryerson’s rooftop farm. We will be formally meeting at 2pm to start the tour near the pond.

The itinerary for the afternoon is as follows:
1:30 p.m. – Ryerson Farmer’s Market
2:00 p.m. – TFPC member Marina Queirolo to speak about public markets
2:50 p.m. – Building Roots – Moss Park Market
3:45 p.m. – St. Lawrence Market
4:45 p.m. – Front Street Foods Market at Adelaide Place

We will plan to meet in each location for 20-30 minutes and then allow for walking time between each site.

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking in.

 

For some additional context you can reference the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network 2015 Research Report from the Greenbelt Farmers Market Network and Informa Market Research Co. Ltd. (TFPC member Helene St. Jaques).