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Friday, June 9 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
WORKSHOP 6 | Little Jamaica, Creating Successful Markets in Racialized Communities

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Workshop Location: Toronto Public Library - Maria A. Shchuka Branch 1745 Eglinton Ave W, York, ON M6E 2H4 

The Afro Caribbean Farmers' & Cultural Market is Canada's first resident-led, culturally-specific farmers' market founded and managed by a Black female. Located in Little Jamaica, it offers affordable, ethical, and clean vegetables grown by local black farmers. This workshop will demonstrate how culturally dense pockets of communities can benefit from culturally relevant food and/or craft markets in their immediate neighbourhoods, which also create safe spaces and community hubs. Participants will learn about the importance of building relationships with local Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) and governments to support resident-led initiatives that create inclusive public spaces for everyone and rebuild trust and joy in communities.

Looking for lunch after your workshop? Local, independent and diverse restaurants offer Jamaican, Pakistani fusion, Indo Caribbean, and American Fast dishes in the area. Lunch prices range from $6 - $20. The local Business Improvement Area (BIA) will provide a map of the area to delegates for wayfinding.

Friday June 9, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Toronto Public Library - Maria A. Shchuka Branch