FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRESH AFFORDABLE FOOD IS COMING TO RIVERSIDE TORONTO – RIVERSIDE GOOD FOOD MARKET RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY – JUNE 1
TORONTO, ON (May 30, 2013) – After almost 12 months of planning, the volunteer-run, Riverside Good Food Market will become a reality. From June through October, every Thursday afternoon between 3 – 7pm, just outside the Ralph Thornton Centre (Queen & Saulter) Riversidians will have the opportunity to purchase high quality affordable fruits and vegetables. The Ribbon Cutting and Opening ceremony for this initiative will take place on June 1st at 2:30 during the Riverside Eats & Beats Street Festival.
The market was spear headed by the Riverdale Food Working Group (RFWG), who partnered with the Ralph Thornton Centre, Toronto Community Housing (Rivertowne) and the Riverside Business Improvement Area (BIA) to make this dream a reality. Volunteered based, the Good Food Market is a great example of successful community involvement in which people work together for the common goal of providing high quality, fresh and affordable food to our neighborhood. Fresh Produce is delivered from Food Share Toronto, on market day, and is available essentially at cost for community members.
“The Riverside Good Food Market is a wonderful partnership that is bringing together local businesses with community groups and neighbours to animate the street and improve access to fresh produce in the neighbourhood.” says Ward 30 City Councillor, Paula Fletcher. “I’d like to thank everyone on the Committee for all their work to make the market happen and congratulate you on the first year for the market.”
We encourage everyone to attend The Ribbon Cutting and Opening ceremony on Saturday June 1st at 2:30pm.
ABOUT RIVERSIDE BIA
The Riverside District Business Improvement Area (BIA) Although known for its heritage buildings, award-winning restaurants, and the street that inspired the cult classic Degrassi TV series, Riverside’s secret also lies in its artisans and community builders of many sorts in Toronto’s east end. The Historic Riverside District is located on Queen Street East from the DVP to Empire Ave is a well-established contemporary commercial district with strong historical ties.
For more information please contact:
Anjuli Solanki, Riverside BIA Marketing and Public Programs Director