Happy Canadian Thanksgiving from the Torontoism Team! 1

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving from the Torontoism Team!

Thanksgiving is around the corner and that means that Xmas is not very far off. These are great times to get together with family and all of the Torontoism Team will be taking part in the Seasonal Festivities with their loved ones. It is a great celebration of the harvest and is celebrated in almost every religion around the world.

The Best Restaurants with Locally Sourced Menus in Toronto 2

The Best Restaurants with Locally Sourced Menus in Toronto

In a search for local food restaurants and suppliers, we are lucky to live in this area of Canada. Between the abundance of the Holland Marsh and the numerous farms in the region, we are spoiled for choice. The only thing luckier would be to live within a hundred miles of Hershey, Pennsylvania… Chocolate being my favourite food group!

Rowe Farms - Quality Comes with a Price 4

Rowe Farms – Quality Comes with a Price

We’ve recently run a contest on the best local food stores in Toronto. Torontonians got to vote for their favourite organic and local food providers. There are a few Toronto stores that are proud to announce they’re selling organic meat and produce, but Torontonians have chosen Rowe Farms as their favourite.

Top 10 Places in Toronto to Buy Local Food 6

Top 10 Places in Toronto to Buy Local Food

Among all the confusion of buying organic, gluten-free, in-season, free-trade, GMO-free, and so on, there’s one repeating factor that has not and hopefully (for the good of our food system) will not go away — local is better. Eating locally grown means you’re connecting with the place you live in via its food, supporting family-owned Canadian farms instead of overseas companies that had to freeze and ship the food to you.

Great-Tasting Baking: COBS Bread 8

Great-Tasting Baking: COBS Bread

With many locations in Toronto, COBS is positioning itself as a tasty, healthy option for buying baked goods. I walked into their Annex location (like their Kensington location, an excellent place to stop in the midst of a Sunday afternoon stroll) to buy their pizza bases and left with seven-grain bread and sourdough as well. It’s hard to resist fresh bread, especially at a bakery that only sells what they’ve baked that day.

A Great Cause: The Children’s Breakfast Programs

Back in 2006, Carolyn Griffis of Re/Max Hallmark Realty identified a problem of nutrition in public schools. Over the past three years she has worked tirelessly to enlist volunteers, donors and sponsors to this very important cause, feeding school children to maximize their engagement in class. REALTORS from many different Companies have adopted Schools (our Company has …