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Greater Toronto Area

Food & Beverages

Interested in what’s going on in the Greater Toronto Area regarding food & beverages? Here you can find videos, articles & more from high-quality external resources pertaining to topics of food, food waste, healthy diets, food systems, hunger, scarcity, water, & more.

Food & Beverage Videos GTA

Toronto emergency food program faces uncertain future
Almost-expired food discounted to combat food waste
Toronto restaurant works against the odds to survive the pandemic
True cost of cheap food
Toronto cyclists deliver food to most vulnerable
Robot delivers food for Toronto restaurants

Growing food in small spaces
Tackling Ontario’s food waste crisis
Vaccination clinic opens at Ontario Food Terminal amid outbreak

Local Food & Beverage Articles

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Food Waste

City of Toronto

For tips, tricks, recipes & information on food waste & ways to reduce it. Includes information on the Love Food Hate Waste Canada Campaign & the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy.

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Food program in Canada’s most densely populated community brings more than nutrition but faces uncertainty

CBC News

Emergency initiative distributes nutritious food to struggling households, but funding is running out.

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Food Waste to Fashion

Global News

Two young Torontonians aim to revamp the fashion industry by creating sustainable fabrics for eco-conscious fashion retailers using food waste.

Food Waste to Gas

Canadian Biomass

The City of Toronto, in collaboration with Enbridge Gas Inc., is installing equipment at its Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility, which will upgrade the biogas produced from processing food waste into renewable natural gas.

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Toronto’s Oldest Restaurant Delivers Hundreds of Meals to Frontline Workers


The team at United Bakers Dairy Restaurant have once again stepped up and provided for the community that has supported the business for over 100 years.

Who’s Behind Toronto’s Cute Pink Delivery Robots?

Now Toronto

The robots are named Geoffrey, and they belong to a local startup called Tiny Mile. They’re there to get your food, picking up and delivering orders on Uber Eats.

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FoodShare Toronto

Now Toronto

“The health-care system shouldn’t be divorced from access to beautiful, fresh food. We have over five million Canadians that struggle with access to food and yet our governments don’t seem to connect health care and access to food. “

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Food Insecurity in Toronto

City of Toronto

Food insecurity refers to the inadequate or insecure access to food due to lack of money. It affects almost 1 in 5 Toronto households (18.5 per cent) and is a serious public health issue because it is closely linked to negative health outcomes.

Community Fridges

NOW Toronto

Businesses are setting up repositories of free food around the City in an effort to combat food insecurity.

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