The "Free Food For All Festival"! – May 1, 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013

Thought I’d Share!

Greetings!

 

In the spirit of human rights, freedom, justice, and peace we cordially invite friends and family to a Free Food For All Festival on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, 1-4pm in Queen’s Park in celebration of International Worker’s Day. This will bee a day of fun(gi) for the whole family! Bring your kids, musical instruments, costumes, seedlings, small gardening tools, snacks to share and a re-usable dish.

Along with sharing a delicious and nutritious meal and planting of a symbolic free community food garden, the day’s activities will include an opening ceremony by representatives from Six Nations, speakers, original musical theatre, information displays, hands-on educational workshops and more!

 

 

Detailed schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/events/517856668259940/?fref=ts

 

This event is part of a coordinated day of action endorsed by dozens of organizaions (see below) which also includes a rally at City Hall at 5:30pm and a march to Little Norway Park to join in SOILidarity with striking Porter Airline workers.

Detailed schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/events/306795326114626/?fref=ts

 

May 1st 2013 marks the one year anniversary of the planting of the People’s Peas Garden. The People’s Peas Garden was planted as part of the 2012 May Day festivities in SOILidarity with food workers and eaters around the world and was destroyed by the City of Toronto 5 months later on the eve of harvest.

 

 

We will mark this occasion by planting a new symbolic free community food garden to call attention to the continued hypocrisy of the Canadian government as they promise to eradicate hunger while actively perpetuating a food system based on the comodification of life and maximum profits for agro-business. This is part of a world-wide movement against a globalized colonial capitalist state-corporate food regime that encourages the destruction of livelihoods, displacement of peoples and the devastation of the natural environment.

 

 

The deep connections between International Workers Day and the food movement are innumerable and complex so to put it simply, the current food system is made possible only through the exploitation of workers around the world -particularly the poorest and most marginalized. Moreover it is those same poor and marginalized people who suffer most from the effects of that system through hunger, malnutrition, displacement, inhumane working conditions and more.

 

 

We have served a notice of our peasful intentions for this day to the Premiere (attached) and other relevant provincial officials and are in communication with them regarding the potential for them to support our activities.

 

 

Peas understand that we acknowledge and commend the grape efforts that many individual seedy councillors have made/are making to improve food security in their wards. However, we bee-lieve that it is imperative to raise awareness about the systemic causes of that insecurity to help empower pea-ple to affect change through both substitution strategies, and those that aim to transform the food system at large.

 

 

Sow join us! The thyme is berry ripe for peas, lovage and SOILidarity!

 

 

Sin-seed-ly,

Occupy Gardens Toronto

 

 

CONNECT, SHARE & GROW WITH US!

Web- www.occupygardenstoronto.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/occupygardenstoronto

Facebook Global SOILdarity campaign – www.facebook.com/occupygardensforworldpeas

Twitter: @OccupyGardensTO

Google Group – http://groups.google.com/group/occupy-gardens?hl=en

Google Calendar – https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=occupygardenstoronto%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Toronto

Got good food, gardens, knowledge, time to share? www.extrashare.org

Email: occupygardenstoronto@gmail.com

 

 

It’s Thyme, Lettuce Occupy Gardens for World Peas!

All we are Sowing, is give Peas a Chance!

The “Free Food For All Festival”! – May 1, 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013

Thought I’d Share!

Greetings!

 

In the spirit of human rights, freedom, justice, and peace we cordially invite friends and family to a Free Food For All Festival on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, 1-4pm in Queen’s Park in celebration of International Worker’s Day. This will bee a day of fun(gi) for the whole family! Bring your kids, musical instruments, costumes, seedlings, small gardening tools, snacks to share and a re-usable dish.

Along with sharing a delicious and nutritious meal and planting of a symbolic free community food garden, the day’s activities will include an opening ceremony by representatives from Six Nations, speakers, original musical theatre, information displays, hands-on educational workshops and more!

 

 

Detailed schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/events/517856668259940/?fref=ts

 

This event is part of a coordinated day of action endorsed by dozens of organizaions (see below) which also includes a rally at City Hall at 5:30pm and a march to Little Norway Park to join in SOILidarity with striking Porter Airline workers.

Detailed schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/events/306795326114626/?fref=ts

 

May 1st 2013 marks the one year anniversary of the planting of the People’s Peas Garden. The People’s Peas Garden was planted as part of the 2012 May Day festivities in SOILidarity with food workers and eaters around the world and was destroyed by the City of Toronto 5 months later on the eve of harvest.

 

 

We will mark this occasion by planting a new symbolic free community food garden to call attention to the continued hypocrisy of the Canadian government as they promise to eradicate hunger while actively perpetuating a food system based on the comodification of life and maximum profits for agro-business. This is part of a world-wide movement against a globalized colonial capitalist state-corporate food regime that encourages the destruction of livelihoods, displacement of peoples and the devastation of the natural environment.

 

 

The deep connections between International Workers Day and the food movement are innumerable and complex so to put it simply, the current food system is made possible only through the exploitation of workers around the world -particularly the poorest and most marginalized. Moreover it is those same poor and marginalized people who suffer most from the effects of that system through hunger, malnutrition, displacement, inhumane working conditions and more.

 

 

We have served a notice of our peasful intentions for this day to the Premiere (attached) and other relevant provincial officials and are in communication with them regarding the potential for them to support our activities.

 

 

Peas understand that we acknowledge and commend the grape efforts that many individual seedy councillors have made/are making to improve food security in their wards. However, we bee-lieve that it is imperative to raise awareness about the systemic causes of that insecurity to help empower pea-ple to affect change through both substitution strategies, and those that aim to transform the food system at large.

 

 

Sow join us! The thyme is berry ripe for peas, lovage and SOILidarity!

 

 

Sin-seed-ly,

Occupy Gardens Toronto

 

 

CONNECT, SHARE & GROW WITH US!

Web- www.occupygardenstoronto.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/occupygardenstoronto

Facebook Global SOILdarity campaign – www.facebook.com/occupygardensforworldpeas

Twitter: @OccupyGardensTO

Google Group – http://groups.google.com/group/occupy-gardens?hl=en

Google Calendar – https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=occupygardenstoronto%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Toronto

Got good food, gardens, knowledge, time to share? www.extrashare.org

Email: occupygardenstoronto@gmail.com

 

 

It’s Thyme, Lettuce Occupy Gardens for World Peas!

All we are Sowing, is give Peas a Chance!

11 Division Police Week Open House

Posted on April 29, 2013

Join us for a fun and informative day at No. 11 Division.  Our Police Week open house will be held on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm in the visitors’ parking lot and front lobby of the station.  Everyone is welcome.

On hand will be:

  • Station tours and BBQ
  • Emergency Task Force
  • Police Dog Services
  • Marine Unit
  • ATV’s / Prisoner wagon
  • Sweeper car (which detects stolen vehicles)
  • St. John’s Therapy dogs
  • Car seat clinic inspections
  • CP Rail Police on transit safety
  • Crime Stoppers/CPAT/MADD

 

11 Division is located at 2054 Davenport Road. 416-808-1100

Davenport Road at Osler Street

Join NO Casino Toronto as they lead a conversation on the casino proposal!

Posted on April 27, 2013


Join NO Casino Toronto as they lead a conversation on the casino proposal.

When: Tuesday, April 30th, 7-9 PM

Where: Lithuania House 1573 Bloor Street West

(one block west of Dundas West subway station)

MPP Cheri DiNovo and City Councillor Gord Perks will be in attendance.

If you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact Councillor Perks’ Office, councillor_perks@toronto.ca, 416-392-7919

NO Casino Toronto meeting

Heritage Toronto invites you to join us as we unveil two plaques this April!

Posted on April 26, 2013

Heritage Toronto invites you to join us as we unveil two plaques this April!

 

1.    The Town of Leaside
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Bessborough E&MS, 211 Bessboroough Drive.

Leaside Invite – 100th anniversary – Town of Leaside

 2.   The Landing of the Americans at York on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York

Saturday, April 27, 2013, shortly after 10:00 a.m. at the Martin Goodman Trail, east of the Boulevard Club.

Landing of Americans at York

 

      This plaque presentation is part of a Fort York-led walking tour. Please RSVP to plaques@heritagetoronto.org

Queen Street West Restaurant Study

Posted on April 26, 2013

Please Share with Your Neighbours!!!

Queen West Restaurant Study  Community Meeting

Toronto City Planning staff are holding a Community Meeting to inform the community of the direction of the Queen West Restauran Study and give an opportunity to the  community to have input on the recommendations coming out of the Study.

 

Date: Monday, April 29, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place: May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge

 

Please contact Councillor Perks’ Office at 416-392-7919, councillor_perks@toronto.ca, if you have any questions or comments.

Meeting for Queen Street West Restaurant Study

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