The Regent Park Food Partnership (RPFP) invites
food and urban agriculture related organizations and resident groups to submit
expressions of interest to partner with the RPFP to operate and program one or
more components of the new six-acre park being constructed by the City of
Toronto within the ongoing redevelopment of Regent Park. The components include community demonstration gardens, a community greenhouse and a
community bake oven. It is
anticipated that construction of the park will commence this Spring with the
Just seconds into my conversation with Jon Gauthier, the co-founder of Good Foot Delivery,
his smart phone makes the familiar piano trill sound that signals an incoming
text. “An order just came in,” he tells me, and excuses himself to pop back
into his office at the Centre for Social Innovation to dispatch a courier.
Thinking and Expression on Public Spaces) brings art activism projects to low-income
Toronto neighbourhoods through their Emerging ARTivism program. By engaging
youth and reclaiming public space with art, they help communities transform
their local environment and build camaraderie.
We are so very proud of the work the amazing Ryan Dyment and Lawrence Alvarez, among the winners of our 2012 CSI Youth Agents of Change competition, are doing! The duo are gearing up to launch Toronto's first tool library, and the Toronto Tool Library has recently been covered in the press.
Stuck on a barely mobile Queen St. streetcar, I was a
captive audience for an advertisement that captures the frustration of
commuters in Toronto these days: “Getting. Around. Town. Can. Take. An. Eternity.”
It. Sure. Can. There’s no question that streets in this city are congested. Cycle Toronto aims to change that by getting more
people cycling, more often.
So here is the thing! After nearly 9 years of pushing the social innovation
agenda, toiling to define social enterprise, pushing policy, and challenging
the sector to think outside the box, they are finally catching up with us!
Meet Lucas Lu, fearless
entrepreneur and founder of Karrot.ca—an online marketplace that links artisan
food producers with local coffee shops, catering companies, and other wholesale
buyers. Think etsy.com but with a
food focus and exclusively for large volume customers.
CSI is now
offering a Legal Services Program for members requiring legal support at
affordable rates. Participating Members
receive discounted rates on services provided by CSI-based Participating
Lawyers. Members can also book free 1/2 hour legal consultations with the lawyers during office hours. Anyone interested, must fill out this form.